Since its inception, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery’s philanthropic Beer & Benevolence (B&B) arm has focused on giving back to the coastal Delaware community through crafty collaborations with regional nonprofit organizations.
Conceived to foster community, nourish artistic advancement and cultivate environmental stewardship, Dogfish Head’s Beer & Benevolence looks to partner with local nonprofits that share those same ideals.
In 2020, its B&B program supported 70+ nonprofits with monetary and product donations, contributing $350K+ to the coastal Delaware community it calls home.
And this year, Dogfish Head’s hopes to take things to the next level…
“Each year, we work to support our community in every way we can – through events benefitting local charities, like our Dogfish Dash that benefits The Nature Conservancy’s Delaware chapter, said Mariah Calagione, Dogfish Head Co-Founder & Communitarian…
This year, Dogfish Head’s B&B program will continue to support the Delaware community with events, donations and volunteerism. And the brewery will implement a handful of beer and cocktail-centric initiatives that allow co-workers to further support local nonprofits in new and exciting ways.
In 2021, Dogfish Head will release a series of four limited-edition, benevolence beers benefiting local non-profits all of them crafted at Brewings & Eats, its Rehoboth brewpub.
In March Dogfish Head kicked off this endeavor with Binocu-Lager, (love the name!), an amber lager brewed with toasted sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and flax seeds, which was created in collaboration with the American Birding Association and Delmarva Birding Weekends.
At Dogfish Head’s Tasting Room & Kitchen in Milton, the brewery will introduce a designated “Benevolence Tap.” The brewery’s “Benevolence Tap” will feature a different small-batch beer each month, with $1 from each pint sold benefitting nonprofit organizations.
“2020 was an unprecedented year, but I’m beyond proud of what our B&B program was able to accomplish, despite a global pandemic,” Mariah Calagione added, “and I can’t wait to see what the future holds.”