COMMUNITY SUPPORT

Minnesota breweries are deeply rooted in their communities, and regularly give back to those communities. To help customers find and support these initiatives, we will update this list each month with the community support activities lead by MN craft breweries and brewpubs. Check back regularly to see what your local breweries are up to!

Did we miss an activity by your brewery? Please fill out our form here to have it added to the list!

Click Here to Donate to the MNCBG’s Diversity in Brewing Scholarship Fund.

BREWERIES GIVING BACK

August Activities

Torg Brewery – Blood Drive, hosted by the Red Cross and Torg Brewery
Thursday, August 13 from 1 to 7 pm.
Torg will open early to help host donors.  Our Brewster will be onsite to answer questions about the brewing process and host personal tours of the brew floor for all donors.

BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL BREWING INITIATIVE

The Black is Beautiful Brewing Initiative is a collaborative effort to raise awareness for the injustices people of color face daily and raise funds for police brutality reform and legal defenses for those who have been wronged.

Numerous Minnesota Craft Breweries have signed on to this initiative. We will be tracking their participation below to help customers find these beers when they are available for purchase.

Learn more about the Black is Beautiful initiative and the 500+ breweries participating at blackisbeautiful.beer.

DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION
UPDATED JUNE 5, 2020

The Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild believes that diversity, equity, and inclusion are crucial values in our society, and we believe that Minnesota’s craft brewing industry has a long way to go to live up to these values. As a leader in this industry, we acknowledge our role in perpetuating inequality and our opportunity to fight it. We are committed to working alongside members of our community, learning from one another, and using our power to act as a resource and a leader in creating a more equitable and just craft brewing community.

Earlier this week, we promised that the MNCBG would significantly increase our efforts to foster a more equitable craft beer community in our state. Creating meaningful and lasting change will be an ongoing process that will require a lot of listening, learning, and shifting of resources and power. Substantive change is our goal, and we will take the time required to do it right.

To this goal, we will be publicly announcing short term projects and longer term goals and changes in the coming weeks. You will be able to see a few of these projects on our website within the next week:

  1. A space on our website promoting the giving opportunities spearheaded by MN Craft Breweries and Brewpubs.
  2. Our pledge to making Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion a top priority of the Guild, including concrete actions we will take in coming months.
  3. Announcement of the MN Craft Beer For Change project, a fundraising initiative to support the rebuilding of the communities most impacted by the killing of George Floyd, and to support organizations working to increase the representation of BIPOC in the MN Craft Brewing Industry.