It’s event season!
The brewery has been hoppin’ this spring and early summer hosting a number of events that have touched our community. Feeding the Families, Happy Heart Farms’ charitable non- profit raised over $3,000 at the end of April to purchase shares for families in need of access to healthy food. We hosted a pitch-a-thon forMatterhorn, our free local literary publication to glean material for their end-of summer edition. Save the Poudre was here in mid-May and they raised a few thousand dollars and we were able to serve a hundred of their fans.
We hosted our Small Batch Festival again this year, celebrating our love of craft beer and innovative technique. We saw the opportunity to share our passion with Fort Collins and through an in-house vote of applicants, chose to donate our proceeds to the brand new Fort Collins Museum of Discovery (opens November 10th!). It must be the science and creativity in our craft that connects us to the museum! We celebrated with them in mid-July to let them know we raised $10,000!
The Fort Collins Museum of Discovery visited us again in June for an evening fundraiser in our tap room. It was a wonderful event and fun to see our community getting excited for the opening of this state-of-the-art facility.
We were also given the opportunity to host the finish of Ride the Rockies this year. For those of you unfamiliar with this spectacular ride, it is a magnificent showcase of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains and bicycling camaraderie. There were over 2,000 riders this year and we celebrated their feat with music and beer. The Denver Post is hugely philanthropic throughout the course of this ride, donating funds to local non-profits along the route.
Fort Collins received extra benefits as we got to host week long parking, the funds of which raised $2,700 for LAUNCH Community Through Skateboarding, $1,000 to the Fort Collins Bike Library for providing parking and bike security, the Denver Post Community/Ride the Rockies $5,000 grant for Project Self-Sufficiency and the Child Advocacy Center earned over $6,000 through tips and beer sale proceeds here at Odell Brewing! The vibe was amazing and you could truly feel the satisfaction in the accomplishments of the riders!
on Wednesday, Fort Collins Brewing on Thursday and New Belgium Brewing on Friday!Our Charity of the Month program continues to thrive and we are witness to our guests gaining pertinent knowledge about the organizations that we represent:
May 2012 –
TIPS: Beer for Brains
• Gardens on Spring Creek (Fort Collins)
• Loveland Youth Gardeners (Loveland)
June 2012 –
Tips: Meals on Wheels Bicycle delivery
• The Jacob Center (Fort Collins)
• Metro CareRing (Denver)
July 2012 –
TIPS: Poudre Fire Authority and Rist Canyon Volunteer Fire Department
• Education and Life Training Center (Fort Collins)
• New Era Colorado Foundation (Denver)
For more information on our charitable giving program, please see our Philanthropy Page!
Until next time,
Karla Baise is the Community Outreach Coordinator for Odell Brewing Company.