The craft beer industry needs your help.
Craft breweries have announced an average of 65% drop in sales since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic almost 2 months ago. Many have had to lay off or furlough the majority of their staff. 46% of breweries anticipate they can only survive 1-3 months given the current operational restrictions.
These are scary and sobering statistics. But we don’t want dwell on the negative. We want to inspire hope.
And we’re doing just that with the Believe in Beer Relief Fund. Together with the Brewers Association, we’ve created this campaign to raise funds for the craft beer community. Beginning April 24 through the end of American Craft Beer Week® on May 17, beer lovers can contribute to the fund and share the campaign.
There are over 8,000 craft breweries operating in the US right now. We want to see them continue and thrive.
If you've ever enjoyed a craft beer at home or at a brewery with friends, please consider making a donation. We can and WE WILL save this industry.
Even a donation as little as $5, less than the cost of a draft beer, from every brewery patron would get us closer to our goal.
***For corporate donations, or donations larger than $5,000, please contact Bottleshare at firstname.lastname@example.org to directly to submit your donation.
Relief funds will be available to breweries and state guilds that demonstrate immediate financial need due to COVID-19 and meet the outlined criteria.
Those in need can find more information at https://www.thebottleshare.org/breweries-and-guilds and apply for a grant at https://www.thebottleshare.org/grant-application. Bottleshare will review applications and select recipients based on need.
About the Brewers Association
The Brewers Association (BA) is the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American brewers, their beers and the community of brewing enthusiasts. The BA represents 5,400-plus U.S. breweries. The BA’s independent craft brewer seal is a widely adopted symbol that differentiates beers by small and independent craft brewers. The BA organizes events including the World Beer Cup®, Great American Beer Festival®, Craft Brewers Conference® & BrewExpo America®, SAVOR™: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience, Homebrew Con™, National Homebrew Competition and American Craft Beer Week®. The BA publishes The New Brewer® magazine, and Brewers Publications® is the leading publisher of brewing literature in the U.S. Beer lovers are invited to learn more about the dynamic world of craft beer at CraftBeer.com® and about homebrewing via the BA’s American Homebrewers Association® and the free Brew Guru® mobile app. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
The Brewers Association is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital/familial status. The BA complies with provisions of Executive Order 11246 and the rules, regulations, and relevant orders of the Secretary of Labor.
Bottleshare is a fundraising and fund distribution nonprofit organization for the craft beverage industry. The group raises money through various collaborations and partnerships within the community, and the generous support of donors and sponsors. Bottleshare then grants emergency financial assistance to brewery, winery, and distillery workers who have experienced extreme hardships outside of the workplace preventing them from working and producing an income.
To learn more about Bottleshare visit www.thebottleshare.org and follow on social media @bottleshareofficial.
Bottle Share Inc is a Section 501(c) (3) charitable organization, EIN: 83-3207707.
All donations are deemed tax-deductible absent any limitations on deductibility applicable to a particular taxpayer. No goods or services were provided in exchange for your contribution.