What is Beer For Humans?
For the ten years that Rhinegeist has been a company, community work has been a part of what we do. We believe that beer brings people together and have regularly used the brewery to facilitate this work. Beer for Humans is the next step in our ladder of community support, using what we do best (brew beer) to spotlight the incredible work happening in the communities that we serve. In February of 2023 Rhinegeist will introduce Beer for Humans, as both a beer brand and the new face of our charitable giving program. By bringing this Easy Hop Ale out into the world we will provide a platform to highlight great humans doing great things. The term “Beer for Humans” will be used to replace “Charitable Suds” language and expand our reach to more humans!
Currently, Rhinegeist donates to approximately 300 organizations per year, with each partnership varying in scope. Through Beer for Humans Pint Nights, in-kind donations, volunteer hours, emergency relief, DEI initiatives, event partnerships, and local membership engagement, we work to build partnerships with purpose.
How does my organization get to participate?
Interested in participating in a Beer for Humans? Each month, Rhinegeist highlights local non-profit organizations brewing positive change in the communities we serve.
Every Wednesday in our Cincinnati Taproom from 5-8pm, receive a token with each pint purchase, explore the featured organizations, and vote for your non-profit of choice by placing a token in their designated drop-box! At the end of the month, each organization receives a donation based upon the amount of “votes” they receive, while the organization with the most votes receives a bonus. So grab your pals, grab a pint, and sip for a cause! The application for our 2023 cycle can be found here.
Not based in the Cincinnati region, but want to get involved in Beer for Humans initiatives in your community? Reach out to email@example.com to learn about ways that we are able to partner in your area.
How do you select organizations?
In order to best direct our community efforts, we adhere to our pillars for giving. These pillars include Poverty and Hunger, Equal Access Education and (at risk) Youth Services, Medical Research, Environmental Welfare, Addiction and Mental Health Services, and DEI Support. We use these pillars to connect with the communities we serve, distribute our giving efforts, meet the varying needs of those around us, and brew positive change!
- Organization must qualify as an IRS 501(c)3 organization
- Organizations must align with our Pillars of Giving
We do not donate to:
- Organizations with religious purposes (unless for secular community services programs serving people of all backgrounds)
- Teams, universities, private institutions, tuition based education, or fraternal organizations
- Political organizations, professional groups, networking events, conferences, conventions, or workshops
- Campaigns or projects for individuals or groups including but not limited to scholarships, medical bills, travel expenses, equipment, or financial hardships
- Capital campaigns
Partnerships with purpose. Currently, Rhinegeist donates to approximately 300 organizations per year, with each partnership varying in scope. Through cause-based beers, Beer for Humans Pint Nights, in-kind donations, volunteer hours, emergency relief, DEI initiatives, event partnerships, and local membership engagement, we work to build partnerships with purpose.
Are supported organizations only in Ohio?
No! While our Pint Nights are limited to regionally based organizations, we regularly work to partner with accounts in your area to host charitable events and meet the needs of those in outside markets. Interested in bringing a program to your area? Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org