20 February 2017
From Rahr & Sons:
FEBRUARY 20, 2017 – FORT WORTH, TX – Rahr & Sons Brewing Co., which has made charitable giving a cornerstone of its business since opening in 2004, has partnered with charity: water to help bring clean and safe drinking water to people in developing parts of the world. Every Wednesday beginning March 29, Rahr & Sons will donate $1 from every mid-week tasting admission to the nonprofit organization; for every $10,000 raised, charity: water will be able to build a well to support the needs of hundreds of people.
The partnership between Rahr & Sons and charity: water was a natural fit because beer is actually 95 percent water and the brewery is a proponent of conservation, using a heat exchange system that transfers heat from one brew process to the next to save water. Rahr & Sons will be involved in selecting the regions where the wells it supports will be constructed. To date, charity: water has built more than 20,000 wells in 24 countries, supplying clean drinking water for 6.3 million people.
To launch its new charitable partnership, Rahr & Sons will host an event on World Water Day, March 22 from 5-8 p.m. With a goal to raise $10,000 in its first week, Rahr & Sons will donate $5 from each $10 ticket sale, as well as 100 percent of funds raised from a silent auction featuring numerous prizes from local businesses. All event attendees will receive three beer tastings & a commemorative pint glass and enjoy live music from electronic band Ishi. Those unable to attend are welcomed to donate directly via my.charitywater.org/rahr-brewing/rahr-sons-charity-water-well-project.
“Charity: water is an important organization that has a long-term outlook to make sure water is plentiful for years to come in areas that need it most,” said Craig Mycoskie, Rahr & Sons’ vice president of operations. “Rahr & Sons is excited to expand our impact and help bring life’s most basic need to those who desperately need it.”
In the past 13 years, owners Fritz & Erin Rahr and their team have given over 125 nonprofits exposure and fundraising opportunities through their charity of the week initiative at the brewery every Saturday; raised more than $150,000 for multiple local nonprofits through the annual Oktoberfest 5K; and donated a percentage of sales from The Fort Worth beer to the USS Fort Worth Support Committee, which provides moral support and appreciation for the naval ship’s crew and families.
For more information, please visit charitywater.org, rahrbrewing.com and facebook.com/rahrbrewing.