During the Month of July, $5.00 of Every Ninkasi Keg Sold in Fort Collins and Surrounding Areas will be Donated to Poudre Fire Authority
EUGENE, Ore.—June 28, 2016—Ninkasi Brewing Company has teamed up with Colorado wholesale partner, C.R. Goodman to offer a month-long give-back program in support of Poudre Fire Authority, called “Funds for Firefighters.” For every Ninkasi keg sold in Fort Collins and surrounding areas during the month of July, five dollars will be donated to support the Poudre Fire Authority and Life Safety Education Fund—a component of the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado, a 501(c)3 charitable organization.
“We have many great bars and restaurants on board for the inaugural kickoff of this program and we hope to grow Funds for Firefighters every year,” explains Matt Drengwitz Ninkasi Colorado market manager. “
“The men and women of Poudre Fire Authority are truly thankful to Ninkasi Brewing and C.R. Goodman for their generous support of the fire service and the people we serve,” says Madeline Noblette, Poudre Fire Authority spokeswoman. “Proceeds from beer sales will go to PFA’s Life Safety Education Fund, which supports purchases of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, along with other fire and life safety education materials.”
“Anytime we are able to support a great cause by embracing and sharing our love of quality craft beer and our community, it’s a no-brainer,” explains Todd Luther, Colorado sales manager for C.R. Goodman. “To be able to give back to the Poudre Fire Authority in such a phenomenal craft market like Fort Collins is a tremendous opportunity that we jumped at the chance to participate.”
To take part in the program, beer drinkers are encouraged to order Ninkasi on-tap during the month of July throughout the Fort Collins area. Locations that serve Ninkasi can be found by visiting: http://www.ninkasibrewing.com/delicious/beer-finder.html.
Poudre Fire Authority is dedicated to protecting the lives, property and the quality of life of the approximately 200,000 citizens living throughout a 235-square-mile service area, including the City of Fort Collins, the Town of Timnath, the communities of LaPorte and Bellvue, and surrounding areas.
About Community Foundation of Northern Colorado
The Poudre Fire Authority and Life Safety Education Fund is a component fund of the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado a 501(c)3 charitable organization. Gifts to this fund are tax deductible. The Poudre Fire Authority/Fire and Life Safety Education fund is raising dollars today for the purpose of Fire and Life Safety Education. Inquiries regarding gift receipts and tax deductible issues should be directed to the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado at 4745 Wheaton Drive, Suite 100, Fort Collins, CO 80525. The Community Foundation’s financial statements are available upon request.
About C.R. Goodman
CR Goodman is a specialty beer wholesaler with over 100 years of combined upper management experience within the craft beer industry. Chuck Robertson and Ken Goodman started our first distribution company in 1983. Since then we have opened a specialty beer importing company as well as a brewery.
We are a family company that believes in hard work, building partnerships, and growing brands. Our portfolio is our resume, and we believe we represent the best breweries in the industry. Our passion is what motivates us to be a leader in the craft beer movement here in Colorado.
About Ninkasi Brewing Company
Founded in 2006 by Jamie Floyd and Nikos Ridge, Ninkasi Brewing Company continues to grow from its first batch of Total Domination IPA, to two brewhouses, a 55-barrel and a 90-barrel brewhouse, located in Eugene, Ore. Ninkasi’s Flagship beers—Total Domination IPA, Tricerahops Double IPA, Dawn of the Red IPA, Easy Way IPA, Helles Belles Helles Lager, Oatis Oatmeal Stout, and Vanilla Oatis Oatmeal Stout—are sold throughout Alaska; Alberta; Arizona; California; D.C.; Colorado; Idaho; Maryland; Nevada; New York; Oregon; Texas; Utah; Washington; and Vancouver, British Columbia. The brewery remains privately-owned and is committed to community support and giving. Ninkasi’s Beer Is Love program offers in-kind donations and support for organizations throughout its footprint.