Boulder County craft breweries don’t just make up a large part of the area’s identity and culture. They are also huge proponents of their local communities, from supporting local musicians and artists through countless live music events to contracting with local food trucks, often using local ingredients in their food menus, and partnering with local small businesses on events.
These same craft breweries also give back to their communities and neighbors in need by working with local non-profit and charity organizations to do good works with their brews. Some of Boulder County’s “original” craft breweries, including Avery Brewing Company and Left Hand Brewing Company, played a large part early on in the craft beer scene by establishing a tradition of being extremely involved in the community. It’s a tradition that has continued to grow into today, as a huge number of Boulder County breweries consistently and creatively work with non-profits to support the community and those in need within it.
“We believe that non-profits benefit the local community in very significant ways,” says Jean Ditslear, owner of 300 Suns Brewing Company in Longmont. “Whatever we can do to keep them able to do their jobs more easily benefits all of us here in Boulder County. Our philosophy is to give as much as we can to the community that gives us our home.”
From recurring taproom events to festivals, fundraisers, and more, here are just a few of the unique ways that Boulder County craft breweries support the community.