Pints for a Purpose: Bellis // MegaWatt Dubbel Tap Release

‘Tis the season for giving, and we’re excited to announce that we’re expanding our Pints for a Purpose donation events to twice-monthly for 2018! Our first partner organization for January is Bellis – Formerly Adoption Option Council of Minnesota. One dollar of every pint sold throughout the day goes towards their work in our state, … [ Read more]

5th Annual Benefit for K9s

Join us on September 24 for the 5th Annual Benefit for K9s. Funds raised leading up to and during the event will provide equipment to public safety agencies (law enforcement, fire, and search and rescue) for their K9 program(s) here in the great state of Minnesota and across our nation. Proceeds from this year’s event … [ Read more]

Beating cancer one mile at a time: How cycling is helping Chris Gibbs in his fight against colon cancer

Now matter how hard you try to take care of yourself, sometimes life has other plans. Chris Gibbs learned this the hard way this past May, when the 45-year-old cyclist was diagnosed with colon cancer. “I didn’t see it coming,” Gibbs says of his diagnosis. “You try and do the right things [for your health] … [ Read more]

Tickets still available: Sisyphus Comedy and Taste Of The Nation

Two events happening this weekend for your consideration: Ahmed Bharoocha at Sisyphus Brewing (Friday-Saturday) If you’ve never seen a comedy show at Sisyphus Brewing, then you’ve been missing out. The stage half of the Downtown West taproom has become one of the best comedy venues in town, and this weekend’s headliner should prove that without … [ Read more]

Bauhaus launches charitable arm with Still Kickin pale ale

Bauhaus Brew Labs today announced the launch of On The Haus, a new facet of the company built to help foster a sense of belonging and kinship through outreach in the community. For the launch, they are partnering with the local non-profit organization Still Kickin to release a one-time-only beer across the Twin Cities—with all the … [ Read more]

Drink a Negroni this weekend for charity

Negroni Week is coming to a close—but you still have a two days to get out and drink some bitter red cocktails for a good cause. Check out the 19 Metro-area restaurants serving Negronis (and their own riffs on the classic gin-Campari-vermouth formula) this week and the charities they’re supporting in the process. A few highlights: Our … [ Read more]

Fulton pays it forward to entrepreneurs and charities

“In the brewing industry there are a lot of companies that are involved in donations and that’s great,” begins Fulton Brewing co-founder Ryan Petz, seated in their North Loop taproom behind a pint of Tanager Brett IPA. “But we wanted to add our own element that ties into our own story.” Enter the brewery’s Ful10 … [ Read more]

The more you drink, the more they donate

Today, March 14, Red Stag Supperclub is hosting a happy hour event to raise funds for the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign, the annual grassroots food and fund drive that provides more than half the food distributed by 300 food shelves throughout the state. The happy hour will feature live music by local musicians DOSH, Al Church, … [ Read more]

How Indeed spends its Wednesday nights: giving back

The positive energy surrounding Indeed We Can is contagious. The program is Indeed Brewing Company’s way to give back: every Wednesday of every week, a different nonprofit organization is chosen to be the recipient of the taproom’s net proceeds from that night. Organizations have ranged from Trylon Microcinema to KFAI community radio to The Leukemia … [ Read more]

Anonymous couple thanks Salvation Army with $500,000 check

A check made out for $500,000 was dropped in a Salvation Army kettle over the weekend at a Cub Foods in Rosemount, reports Star Tribune. The quiet act of generosity was made by a couple who said it was their way of saying thank you. Salvation Army spokeswoman Julie Borgen said they’ve been in touch with … [ Read more]

Help End Hunger. Drink FINNEGANS.

The holiday season is upon us, and you know what that means: it’s time for the annual FINNEGANS Drink Like You Care Campaign. For the ninth year, FINNEGANS will be matching profits dollar for dollar November 1 through December 31. That’s right: for every dollar spent on a FINNEGANS beer, two dollars will be donated … [ Read more]

Firefighters and breweries bring warmth to kids in Minnesota one coat at a time

It’s almost unfathomable to consider enduring a Minnesota winter without a thick, warm, well-made, secure winter jacket. But thousands of people find themselves facing the harsh winds and biting temperatures each year without a coat to protect them. Many of those individuals are children. Operation Warm was founded in 2002 with the goal of serving … [ Read more]

Water a Tree, Beer for Free

A little over a year ago, seven professional tree enthusiasts met for beers to contemplate a big issue: Due to the emerald ash borer epidemic, an estimated 7,000 trees are being cut down each year in Minneapolis. And while new trees are being planed in their place, the City of Minneapolis only has the capacity … [ Read more]

30 Days of Biking

By Patrick Stephenson In March 2010, during an especially balmy and bright Minneapolis spring, best friends Patrick Stephenson (yours truly) and Zachariah Schaap co-founded a Social Media Beast named 30 Days of Biking. The premise of 30 Days of Biking was beautifully simple: Pledge to bike every day in April, 1–30, no matter the weather, … [ Read more]

Blues & Brews Canvas Health Fundraiser

Mark your calendars for Thursday, June 19th from 6–10pm—that’s when the Blues & Brews charity fundraiser makes its return. This year the event will be held in the beautiful Van Dusen Mansion on LaSalle Ave. in Minneapolis. Proceeds from the fundraiser will go to Canvas Health‘s youth in crisis programs. A program that helps children, … [ Read more]