It takes a Village (Brewery) to support a community

- September 5th, 2012

When I first met Village Brewery’s Jim Button, one of the points he tried to hammer home was how important it was for him and his partners to be involved in the community, supporting the arts community and trying to have a positive impact in the city.

One of their first big causes was the Penny Project, which asked people to fill beer growlers with pennies, with funds going to support local arts organizations.

The brewery’s latest fundraiser hits a little closer to home: Village is offering public tours of the brewery, complete with a tasting, to help one of their own staff members who lost everything in a $3.5-million fire in Ramsay last month.

Village’s brewery is a great facility, and the tasting room is a nice little hangout. And they make fantastic beer.

But if you need more convincing, here’s what organizers have to say on the event’s Facebook page:

One of our event staff member’s house burnt to the ground along with all her belongings in the Ramsay fire that leveled 2 homes and destroyed 3 others. Thankfully, everyone made it out safely.

While we can’t help out with replacing bank cards, ID, family keepsakes, or putting a roof over her head, we can help raise a few funds for the simplest things we all just assume are ready for us each morning, like underwear or a bowl to pour our Lucky Charms into.

Village Brewery will be open to the public for tours & tastings on Saturday, September 15th, with all proceeds going to help our friend get back on her feet… and some shoes and socks to put on those feet.

Tours & Tastings
- Minimum $10 suggested donation – 100% of sales will be donated
- Tours will run every 30 minutes.
- Please RSVP with your preferred tour time either by email, facebook, twitter, or phone, and we will try to accommodate everyone’s first choice as best we can.
- First tour starts at 1:00pm, last tour starts at 6:30pm

Sampler 4 packs will be available!
- For this event only, we will be selling our Blonde, Wit, and Blacksmith bottles in sampler 4 packs (in various combinations of 1:1:2)
- A portion of the sales from the sampler packs will also be donated

What else goes as good together as beer and a good cause?

Categories: Drinking

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