April is Volunteer Month


“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill


There are many things we take pride in here at Odell: making each beer better than the last, creating a great place to work, and giving back to our communities. Odell Brewing Company is committed to contributing to the well-being and prosperity of the people, communities and environment within our distribution area. Our charitable program helps to accomplish this goal. It is managed by a team of co-workers who meet quarterly to choose which agencies to support.  Our primary areas of interest for donations include:

  • Humanitarian
    • Children-at-risk
    • Single parent families
    • Elderly
  • Environmental
  • Educational

Each month we choose a different charity to give to. If you have ever purchased a taster tray in our tap room, you too have contributed to our goal of giving back to the community. All of the proceeds from our taster trays and tips help fund our charitable program (thank YOU for trying our beers)! Our charities of the month for April focus on education:

The United Way/ Teaching Tree (Larimer County, Education)

The philosophy of Teaching Tree is to provide a stimulating and respectful environment for preschool aged children. They are able to adjust tuition based on the ability to pay

Teach for America (Denver, Education) Change is Possible

We can provide an excellent education for kids in low-income communities. Although 16 million American children face the extra challenges of poverty, an increasing body of evidence shows they can achieve at the highest levels.

Tips: Be FRANK Foundation (Bayfield, Education)

Be FRANK (For the Recreational and Artistic Needs of Kids) Foundation strives to provide opportunities for area youth through fine arts, environmental and outdoor education, and athletics. We strive to encourage our youth to live meaningful and purposeful lives by getting them involved in activities that stimulate their minds and get them in touch with their communities.

Odell Outreach

There are many other ways to give back to your community. Here at Odell Brewing Company, we encourage our co-workers to get out and volunteer. We also LOVE working with others in our community and encourage all of you to join. Check out opportunities to volunteer through our Odell Outreach Program.  We host events throughout the year and invite people to join us. We are, also, a proud member of The United Way Business Cares program. If you would like to join us in a project, learn more information about our giving program, or just give back, check out our Philanthropy page.  We are always excited to meet new people, give back, and enjoy a pint after our hard work is complete! Thanks to all of you who have joined us already!



Trellis: A gift to The Gardens on Spring Creek

Last June, Odell Brewing Co. released Trellis Garden Ale, a collaboration beer with The Gardens on Spring Creek here in Fort Collins, Colorado.  Trellis was brewed with dried coriander, cilantro, rose petals, and pineapple mint giving this double pale ale a unique twist. It was not intended to be potpourri in a glass, but rather a beer composed with herbs, spices, and hops. Its floral notes, with a mild hop characteristic, create balance.


One dollar from each bottle sold will benefit The Gardens on Spring Creek.
One dollar from each bottle sold benefited The Gardens on Spring Creek.

Our intentions were to raise funds for The Gardens on Spring Creek and help them grow. We now have the opportunity to contribute the money raised to the endowment that lives at the Community Foundation for Northern Colorado.  By taking $1 from each bottle of Trellis sold, we were honored to give them over $17,000 to their organization last night.










DSC_0186From the beginning, we were excited about working with the local garden. Our intent was to take the local ingredients and create this unique beer.  We were able to not only create a unique beer, but help the gardens towards reaching their endowment goal! If you enjoyed a bottle of Trellis over the past year, thank you. Cheers to our community!







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