Tri-City Brewing Hosting Pack the Pub Event, Oct. 14

Photo courtesy of Tri-City Brewing Company.

You can raise a glass and send a meal to a neighbor in need at Tri-City Brewing Company. On Saturday, October 14, the Bay City brewery will donate $1 to the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan for every pint and growler they fill between 3 and 7 p.m.

The brewery is also encouraging patrons to bring a bag of nonperishable food to donate. Staff from the food bank will be there to chat about their mission and give away food bank swag. Plus, Barlow’s food truck will be on hand to meet your barbecue needs!

The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan is based in Flint and provides food to 415 local partner agencies in 22 counties. Every dollar they receive funds the distribution of six meals in the region.

Tri-City was founded in 2006 and opened its new Bangor Township taproom in 2016. You’ll find more than a dozen beers on tap, including their flagship Hell’s Half Mile Munich Helles Lager. Tri-City is located at 4170 Shrestha Drive.

Territorial Brewing to Donate 20% of All Sales, Sept. 28

On Thursday, September 28, Territorial Brewing Company will donate 20% of all food and drink sales to the Food Bank of South Central Michigan.

Located just west of Battle Creek in Springfield, Territorial opened in late 2014 and has a strong German flavor, evident in their beer (altbiers, lagers, goses), food (pretzels, potato salad, house-made wurst), and décor (long wooden community-style tables, provincial flags on the wall). The donation applies to all food and drink sales from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The Food Bank of South Central Michigan is based in Battle Creek and serves those in need in eight Michigan counties. In partnership with local partner agencies, they provide food to nearly 190,000 people each year.

Territorial is located at 256 Helmer Road North.

Tenacity Brewing to Host Pack the Pub Night, Sept. 14

Photo courtesy of Tenacity Brewing.

On Thursday, September 14, Tenacity Brewing of Flint will be pulling pints for hunger relief.

From open to close (3-10 p.m.), they’ll donate $1 from every pour of Sit Down Session IPA to the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan. A pint for you means good food for a neighbor in need.

Tenacity opened in early 2015 as Flint’s sole brewery, a distinction they hold to this day. Located in an old firehouse, the brewery is noted for its comfortable, welcoming atmosphere. They have a variety of beers and ciders on tap.

The brewery’s fundraiser for the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan is keeping with their community-centric ethos. The brewery was partially funded by supporters on Kickstarter and they’ve raised money for the Flint Child Health and Development Fund throughout the city’s Water Crisis.

Tenacity is located at 119 North Grand Traverse Street.

Ore Dock Brewing Company Hosting Pack the Pub Night, Sept. 21

Ore Dock Brewing Company has been supporting hunger relief in the Upper Peninsula for years. The downtown Marquette brewery is at it again this September.

On Thursday, Sept. 21, Marquette’s Ore Dock Brewing Company will donate $1 to Feeding America West Michigan for every pint of True North they sell in the taproom. True North is a hefeweizen-style ale brewed with Michigan malt and hops – “Pilot-malted, Kent-hopped, Keweenaw-pitched, and Superior-sourced.”

“Ore Dock has been an incredible partner in our work in the UP,” said Sean Little, development associate at Feeding America West Michigan. “Whenever we approach them with an idea, they’re all on board to find a way to make it work. And often it’s the other way around, where they come to us! They truly believe in our mission.”

Ore Dock’s taproom is open from 5-11 p.m. on Sept. 21. They’re located at 114 Spring Street.

Frankenmuth’s Michigan on Main Hosting Fundraiser September 26

A selection of beers on tap at Michigan on Main.

On Tuesday, September 26, Michigan on Main will host a Pack the Pub Night to benefit the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan. From 5-10 p.m. the restaurant will donate $1 from every beer they sell – bottled and draft. You read that right. $1 from every beer sold will be donated to support local hunger relief.

Michigan on Main is located in downtown Frankenmuth. The bar and grill prides itself on a menu full of locally grown and seasonal options, and that applies to their beer as well. They have 17 Michigan beers and ciders on tap, from the heavy hitters like Founders and Atwater to offerings from the state’s smaller breweries.

The event’s beneficiary, the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan, is based in Flint and serves 22 counties. They distribute food to a network of 415 local partner agencies and provide it to people directly through their Mobile Food Panty program.

Michigan on Main is located at 713 South Main Street.

The Livery Will Host Community Pint Night, September 14

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On September 14, The Livery Microbrewery will host a Community Pint Night to benefit Feeding America West Michigan. For each pint sold between 5 and 8 p.m., the Benton Harbor brewery will donate 50 cents — the equivalent of two meals — to the hunger-relief organization. If more than 250 pints are sold, The Livery will tack on an extra $50!

In addition to partaking in The Livery’s hand-forged ales, patrons can enter a raffle to win a custom-engraved Hops Against Hunger growler.

Feeding America West Michigan serves 40 counties in West Michigan and the Upper Peninsula and operates a branch warehouse in Benton Harbor. From that branch, the organization provides food to more than a hundred local food pantries, soup kitchens, and child hunger agencies in Berrien, Cass, and Van Buren counties. The need for food in the region remains high, as one in five kids in Berrien County struggles with hunger.

Staff members from the organization will be on hand to talk about their effort to solve hunger in Southwest Michigan.

The Livery is located at 190 5th Street in Benton Harbor. Find out what’s on tap at liverybrew.com.

Ozone’s Brewhouse Donating $1 for Every Beer Sold, Tuesdays in September

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Ozone’s Brewhouse is organizing not one but four Pack the Pub nights for Greater Lansing Food Bank.

Each Tuesday in September (September 5, 12, 19, and 26), Ozone’s will donate $1 to the food bank for every pint, snifter, or growler fill they sell.

Created by father-and-son team Dan and Kyle Malone, Ozone’s Brewhouse opened in 2016. Their beers feature a fair share of ingredients – like sage, cucumber, or cherry and vanilla – you’re not going to find in your average craft brew.

Ozone’s is located at 305 Beaver Street in Lansing’s Old Town district.

EagleMonk Hopes to Pack the Pub for Charity on September 30

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In the popular imagination, monks are distinguished by their solitude, their acts of charity, and their talent for brewing fantastic beer.

At EagleMonk Pub and Brewery on September 30, those last two qualities will be on full display. The solitude, not so much. That’s because EagleMonk hopes to pack as many people into their pub as possible on the last day of the month in support of Greater Lansing Food Bank.

From 12-11 p.m., the brewery will donate $1 for every pint of beer poured from their Giving Tap. They’ll increase the donation to $2 for every patron who mentions Greater Lansing Food Bank by name.

The Giving Tap is a rotating feature whose sale supports a chosen charity. This month, in honor of Hops Against Hunger, Greater Lansing Food Bank is that charity.

EagleMonk is located at 4906 W. Mt. Hope Highway in Lansing.

September 21, 2017: Pack the Pub at Watermark Brewing Company

Watermark celebrated its one-year anniversary this summer.

On Thursday, September 21, Feeding America West Michigan is encouraging craft beer fans in southwest Michigan to pack the pub at Watermark Brewing Company. That’s because for every pint they sell, Watermark will donate $1 to the organization.

A little over a year old, the Stevensville brewery typically has 12 beers on tap at a time, ranging from the classic to the experimental. Food trucks can be found on site nearly every day serving up burgers, barbecue, and Venezuelan food. The brewers seem to have a penchant for luchador masks and diving helmets. (Seriously, follow them on Instagram.)

Feeding America West Michigan is based in Comstock Park and serves Stevensville and the rest of Berrien County from its branch in Benton Harbor. Every dollar donated to the organization provides four meals to those in need.

Watermark is open from 3-11 p.m. on Thursdays and is located at 5781 St. Joseph Avenue in Stevensville.

September 13, 2017: Pack the Pub at Creston Brewery

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From day one Creston Brewery has been all about the community, hosting regular fundraisers and events to support their namesake Creston Neighborhood. This September, they’re diving into the Hops Against Hunger campaign in a big way.

On Wednesday, September 13, Creston will donate 15% of proceeds from food and drink sales to Feeding America West Michigan. That’s right, from open to close, every perch taco, jack fruit burrito, and pork belly enchilada, along with Creston’s diverse lineup of ales, will send good food to your neighbors in need.

For those who have never been to Creston, you’re in for a treat. The brewery is located in the lovingly renovated DeKorne furniture store. The taproom is bright, open, and airy, and the food menu draws inspiration from Mexican, Caribbean, and Chinese cuisines. (Hot sauce lovers, take note: Your meal will come with a dolly of house-made hot sauces.)

On the beverage side, Creston values experimentation over straightforward adherence to style. While you’ll certainly find ESBs, stouts, and IPAs on tap, their flavor descriptions are just as likely to highlight Michigan-grown blueberries, rooibos, or lavender honey as they are hop varieties. And every beer is helpfully labeled on a scale of maltiness, hoppiness, and bitterness. See what’s on tap right now!

Creston is open 12-11 p.m. They’re located at 1504 Plainfield Avenue NE in Grand Rapids. See you there!