Giving back to a place that has given us so much is part of how we live life Alaskan.
So when you tip the Brew Crew, we pass your generosity on to our community. Each year, the Alaskan Brew Crew gives our collection of annual tips and proceeds from fundraisers to a local nonprofit organization. For 2022, we’ve selected Southeast Alaska Foodbank as our community partner.
Life in Alaska is about more than the place we live; it’s about the creatures we share it with, too.
And one of the most iconic Alaskan creatures is the Alaskan Husky. Alaskan Brewing’s Ales for Tails program is a charitable giving program inspired by our Husky IPA. The Ales for Tails program allows us a chance to give back to the loyal four-legged friends that many of us call family and has raised nearly $100,000 so far for registered animal nonprofits like humane societies and rescue organizations.
Ales for Tails
Alaskan Brewing Co. has dedicated a portion of the profits from pints of Husky IPA sold at participating locations to support nonprofit animal organizations like rescues and humane societies. We’re calling this dog-focused program Ales for Tails. Since 2017, the Ales for Tails program has raised nearly $100,000 for animal nonprofits, with participation in Alaska, Washington, California, Colorado, Nevada, Arizona, Texas, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Michigan, Nevada, South Dakota, and Ohio.
Want to get involved?
Keep up with Ales for Tails events near you by following our Facebook events page. Check for your local animal nonprofit organization or rescue below, and get in touch with them to volunteer for Ales for Tails events!
- A Heinz 57 Pet Rescue and Transport
- Almost Home 4Ever
- Animal Rescue and Veterinary Support Services
- Austin Humane Society
- Austin Pets Alive!
- Beadle County Humane Society
- California Husky Rescue Network
- Cascades Humane Society in Jackson
- Detroit Youth & Dog Rescue
- DMK Rehoming
- Foothills Animal Rescue Inc.
- Front Street Animal Shelter
- Gastineau Humane Society
- Golden Retriever Rescue
- Humane Society of Huron Valley
- Humane Society of Monroe County
- Humane Society of the Black Hills
- Idaho Humane Society
- Johnson County Humane Society
- Kalamazoo Animal Rescue
- King’s Harvest Pet Rescue
- Last Hope Animal Rescue
- Los Angeles County Animal Care Foundation
- Loving Companions Animal Rescue
- Michigan Humane Society
- One Tail at a Time
- Pints 4 Pups
- Project Delta
- San Antonio Pets Alive!
- Seattle Humane
- Secondhand Animals
- Sioux Empire Pit Rescue
- Straw for Dogs
- Texas Husky Rescue
- Whitman County Humane Society
- Wisconsin Humane Society
- Wyandotte Animal Adoption Center
Giving back to four-legged friends with every pint
Due to its overwhelming popularity, Husky IPA was added to our year-round lineup in September of 2017, with Ales for Tails returning along with it. With the introduction of Husky IPA in cans in 2019, the Ales for Tails program hopes to exceed previous years’ donations and to inspire even more participation with furry friends from Anchorage to Cleveland receiving aid. That’s a lot of wagging tails!
Alaska has over 6,500 miles of coastline, the most of any state in the US…
… so healthy oceans and waterways are incredibly important to us. Alaskan Brewing promotes sustainable business and brewing, but we also promote sustainable living which is why a portion of sales from our Icy Bay IPA goes towards supporting the cleanup of waterways and coastlines across the markets we serve.
Clean Oceans Depend on Everyone
Alaskan Brewing Co. has committed a portion of all proceeds from Alaskan Icy Bay IPA to support the cleanup of waterways and coastlines in an initiative called the Coastal CODE (Clean Oceans Depend on Everyone). The Coastal CODE provides grants to organizations and activities that promote the health of the ocean and the waterways that lead to it, the Coastal CODE Fund grants money to projects that promote: beach, lake or waterway cleanup activities or water habitat restoration.
Apply for a Coastal CODE Grant!
Download the Coastal CODE Application by clicking here, which details the application and selection process, as well as grant reporting requirements.
Grant requests and inquiries should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Coastal CODE Advisory Committee chooses a select group of non-profits to work with each year. The Committee meets once a year to make granting decisions. The proposal deadline to be qualified for the coming year’s partnership is September 30th.
Icy Bay IPA
Making a difference, one beer at a time
Since the creation of the Coastal CODE in 2007, over 1 million pounds of trash have been removed from cleanup efforts made possible by the CODE and thousands of volunteers. Beaches and waterways from Alaska to California and now the Gulf to the Midwest can all benefit from this beer with a cause.