Hi Friends! With your help, we donated over $30,000 to nonprofits in 2020!
We're just about ready to put all that was 2020 in the rearview mirror—but before we do—we wanted to share an update about some of the incredible nonprofits we were able to support because of YOU and your mind-bogglingly incredible friendship and support. So, without further ado, here are a few of the initiatives that we feel made meaningful impacts in 2020:
1. Black Is Beautiful Stout
It was an honor to participate in the Black is Beautiful collaboration spearheaded by Weathered Souls Brewing to raise awareness for the injustices people of color face daily, and to raise funds for police brutality reform and legal defenses for those who have been wronged. Over 1,000 breweries across all 50 states and 22 countries have now joined this incredible project.
Almanac teamed up with Admiral Maltings & Omega Yeast to brew our batch and pledged to donate 100% of profits to Black Lives Matter and the National Black Farmer's Association. We're incredibly proud to say we are now officially sold out and will be making a $9,900 donation to both organizations this month. That's nearly $20,000 raised for a more just and equitable future!!!
2. LOVE Hazy IPA: Pride Edition
The parade may have been canceled this year, but we were still filled with Pride! These special edition cans of bestselling LOVE Hazy IPA were brewed in the spirit of equity, inclusion, and justice for all people. In addition to being the perfect beer to cheers each other over zoom celebrations, these colorful cans helped raise $5,000 for the Oakland LGBTQ Community Center!
This awesome nonprofit is dedicated to enhancing and sustaining the well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) individuals, families and allies, by providing educational, social, health & wellness-related activities, programs, and services. Click here to learn more!
3. Future Is Fluid West Coast IPA
Future Is Fluid was created by the womxn of Almanac Beer in support of the Pink Boots Society, a nonprofit that creates training and educational opportunities for womxn working in beer. We loved this beer so much we brewed it twice in 2020 and were able to make a $1,200 donation to the Pink Boots Bay Area Chapter.
We're stoked to say we have an even bigger batch in the works for 2021 with placements in select Trader Joe's, Cosctos, and Bevmos so we hope to be able to increase our 2021 contribution substantially! Keep an eye out for a new batch of Future Is Fluid soon and cheers to a more inclusive, equitable, and fluid future!