Utepils Brewing Raises the Bar on Philanthropic Partnerships with Newly Expanded “Social Aid and Pleasure Club”

Each month, Utepils supports a different community organization with a donation drive, volunteering, and a charity event

Minneapolis, Minn.: Utepils Brewing has expanded their philanthropic Social Aid and Pleasure Club (SAPC) with an aim of providing three levels of support to a featured local organization each month. On behalf of the featured organization, Utepils will organize volunteer efforts, recruit donations, and host an event during the month. The featured organization for September is NorthPoint Health & Wellness, a clinic based in North Minneapolis that provides medical, dental, and mental health services along with community-focused volunteer work.

Of the decision to sharpen focus on philanthropy, Utepils founder Dan Justesen said: “The Bryn Mawr neighborhood and entire surrounding community embraced us from day one. Even though we’ve been open for less than a year, we feel completely at home here and for us it’s a no-brainer to support the wonderful people and organizations around us.”

Justesen also says he has no doubt that members of the Utepils community will embrace these partnerships. “If the crowd at the Utepils Fernweh Taproom is any indication, our beer attracts a really good-hearted, community-focused group of people, and we’ve already heard from so many of them who are excited about the chance to blend their love for beer with their love for giving back.”

The Social Aid and Pleasure Club—and all related events and activities—are open to all (though you do have to be 21 to take advantage of the free beer!).

On behalf of NorthPoint Health & Wellness, September’s events and activities include:

  • Volunteering with NorthPoint on September 1st
  • Non-Perishable Food Drive throughout the month of September at the Utepils Fernweh Taproom. People who bring in a bag of non-perishable food items will receive a free beer.
  • Spotlight Event on September 11th from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Utepils Fernweh Taproom. Representatives from NorthPoint will be on site, and a portion of proceeds from sales during the event will benefit the organization. Individuals who donate $20 or more will receive a free beer and have a chance to ring the bell.

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