Twisted Pine helps raise over $30k for community in 2015
It’s October -- the spookiest month of the year & one dedicated to awareness of the spookiest part of the body: the boob! At Twisted Pine Brewing Company, it’s been another opportunity for us to open our ale house to host a community non-profit & help raise some cash for a good cause. For this year’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we just finished a Pints with a Purpose night ($1 from every pint sold that day goes to charity!) for the local chapter of the American Cancer Society, plus completed a team walk with Making Strides (the Pink Ribbon walk) in Denver over the weekend.
But boob health & cancer awareness aren’t the only causes we care about at The Pine. We’ve helped raise over $30,000 since January for over a dozen local charities. To name a few, we’ve hosted such organizations as Rocky Mountain Riding Therapy, which offers therapeutic horseback riding to kids & adults with physical, emotional & cognitive disabilities; Joseph’s Journey, a wilderness experience for kids with life-threatening illnesses; and Bridges to Prosperity, an organization that provides materials & knowhow for rural communities worldwide to build footbridges over impassable rivers.
We host deserving non-profits through a suite of pretty cool events, the two most popular of which include:
Pints with a Purpose: One dollar from every beer sold on a given day goes to that day’s featured organization. Mobilize your audience to down a few (responsibly) for charity!
Party with a Purpose: Ten percent of the day’s sales go to charity & silent auctions are encouraged. Joseph’s Journey took home $16,000 from their silent auction!
It seems that fostering community & sharing the spotlight should be an essential part of any craft brewery. At Twisted Pine, especially, where our community provides the bulk of our business, giving non-profits the space to treat to locals makes our house feel ten folds (Ben Folds?) larger than it really is. It turns the humble cement cavern that is our brewery into a bucolic frasca -- a countryside gathering place where locals can share homemade wine & spit-roasted hog meat & discuss the world’s great philosophical mysteries. Or, in our case, swill IPAs with pizza and argue about bike lanes.
Next up for October, we’ve got a Party with a Purpose planned for Attention Homes on 10/17. Ten percent of the day’s sales will go to an organization that assists at-risk youth. We’ll have barbecue (speaking of hog meat), paired flights, and all sorts of other fun stuff planned.
Be sure to check the Events Calendar at www.twistedpinebrewing.com for more upcoming event info & don’t forget to #staytwisted.