Growlers for Good
Montana breweries have long been known for their charitable efforts. One of the more common are the “Pints for a Purpose” evenings where a portion of the price of each pint sold goes to a designated local charity. Here at the Bunkhouse Brewery we’ve developed a program designed to both contribute more and to give more organizations a chance to raise money during a single event. We also feel our patrons should be able to determine which charities get their support. We’re calling it “Growlers for Good.”
The premise is simple. The Bunkhouse Brewery partners with interested local non-profit groups to create growlers with the charities’ logos printed on one side and ours on the other. When patrons buy a charity growler a portion of the purchase price goes to that group and the Bunkhouse makes a matching contribution as well. But it doesn’t stop there. Each time a patron brings in a charity growler on a Growlers for Good fill night, a portion of the fill price goes to the charity named on the growler. We’ll also have a designated charity on those nights so no fill goes to waste. But the basic intent is clear: patrons determine through their growler choices which charities get their support.
Growlers for Good generate donations for as long as an organization remains in operation and wishes to participate in the program, giving smaller non-profits a steady stream of donations each time their growlers are filled. We also prefer to work with smaller groups, including many who are not otherwise able to stage fundraisers on a regular basis or may not be able to tap into the greater Bozeman community because of their location.
The first phase of Growlers for Good consists of three local charities and one national non-profit organization. We’re proud to be working with the Gallatin Ice Foundation, Big Sky Bravery, Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, and Rock to the Rescue to launch this new way of giving. Brief descriptions of each group can be found on our website. As the program expands, we’ll be looking for new charities to take part, and will provide regular giving updates on our website so patrons can see how much has been raised for their particular charity.