by Becky Mosgofian
Whether brewing up a specialty beer for charity or hosting a month-long fundraiser, Six Rivers Brewery is always finding creative ways to give back to our community.
“This was our third year hosting Ales for Autism for Families Advocating Autism Now (FAAN). With the help of our generous patrons we raised nearly $3,900, bringing our fundraising total to almost $16,000 in three years,” said Meredith Maier-Ripley, co-owner of Six Rivers Brewery.
FAAN is a non-profit organization that improves opportunities for growth and development of individuals diagnosed with autism, and provides support and guidance to the education system for special needs of children on the autism spectrum while advocating for individuals with autism in Humboldt County.
"On behalf of our organization, we are beyond blessed to have the support of Meredith and Talia of Six Rivers Brewery by our side. With their support and other local businesses, FAAN raised over $20,000 for the month of April in honor of autism awareness month," said Fatima Naylor, board president of FAAN.
Money raised will be used to help fund the organization's equine and water therapy programs, parent support group and sensory screenings. Learn more at www.humboldtfaan.org.
Six Rivers Brewery’s owners and staff are also huge animal advocates. The business is holding its second annual fundraiser, Hip to Snip, which runs through June.
“So many animals need loving homes in this community. We are excited to have adoptable pets from local rescues hanging out on the brewery’s patio every Saturday and Sunday this month as part of Hip to Snip,” said Talia Nachshon, co-owner of Six Rivers Brewery.
The brewery is also donating one dollar from every pint sold of Hammond Trail “Altered Ale” all month long toward Nor Cal Pet Rescue Center’s Spay and Neuter Fund. A Pelican Odyssey 100X Kayak and paddle will also be raffled off. Tickets are available at the brewery or Nor Cal Pet for $5 each or three for $10. The raffle drawing and Hip to Snip close-out party will be June 25th at the brewery and will feature Humboldt’s Dash and Splash Pool, adoptable dogs, low-cost microchipping and a dog friendly beer garden. Learn more at: sixriversbrewery.com.