Five Arizona Breweries Team Up to Raise Money for Boys and Girls Clubs

Phoenix, AZ — With a goal to collectively sell 10,000 pints of beer, five east valley breweries are teaming up during American Craft Beer Week to raise awareness and money to benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of the East Valley. Participating breweries include SanTan Brewing, Arizona Wilderness, The Perch, Huss Brewing & Desert Eagle Brewery.

American Craft Beer Week runs for one week each May, this year it’s from May 12-18. This is a time of celebration among brewers and beer lovers across the country; it’s an exciting time for brewers to express unified enthusiasm and to demonstrate craft beer camaraderie through collaborations. In 2013, breweries in all 50 states organized a total of 1,269 events in celebration of American Craft Beer Week — that’s a lot of beer celebrating!

“Breweries are supported by their communities; they’re an extension of the people who support them. The Boys & Girls Clubs represent the community and their efforts change the lives of the children that will one day be the leaders of our communities. For us at Arizona Wilderness, it’s a no brainer to support them,” said Jonathan Buford, owner and brewer at Arizona Wilderness Brewing Company.

During American Craft Beer Week, May 12-18, 2014, anytime patrons purchase a pint of beer, the breweries will donate a penny. It’s that simple. So, be sure to stop by one or all of the participating breweries and raise a glass to Arizona craft beer, community and philanthropy.

About the Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley

Many children have no adult supervision after school. Studies have shown that the hours between 3 and 8 p.m. are the hours that most kids are likely to get involved with crimes, be victims of crime or engage in other risky behavior. The Boys & Girls Clubs provide an alternative to the dangers of the street with stimulating activities that help build character, self-esteem, values and skills. Visit for more information about the Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley.

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