As Grand Teton Brewing celebrates the holiday season, we would like to pause and reflect on the goodwill we as a company try to bestow on our community. Throughout 2012, our Donations’ Committee awarded beer and soda to charitable organizations in Teton Valley. This year, our goal was to help educate non-profit groups on how they could maximize profits by selling kegged beer and bottled soda at charitable events.
For the third year in a row, the brewery supported the Community Foundation’s Tin Cup Challenge by hosting “Pint Nights.” These events bring together non-profit members, the community and tourists. “Pint Nights” have become a favorite as 30% of pub sales for that day are donated to the non-profit organization and then matched by a fund set-up by the foundation.
In September, we partnered with the Teton Valley Foundation to host a traditional Oktoberfest celebration where the profits would benefit a Zamboni fund for the hockey rink just down the road from the brewery. Our family orientated celebration was for the whole community, complete with a pie-baking contest, a keg toss, face painting and a stein-holding competition.
We would like to thank all of our local non-profit organizations for their work in making Teton Valley a wonderful place to live, work and play. Our wish for 2013 everywhere in the world is that we have peace, happiness, good health and prosperity. Happy Holidays!
-Steve, Ellen & the rest of Grand Teton Brewing