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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Giving back to our community!

As we enter our 3rd month of being in business things are steady. We, as owners, have truly enjoyed providing our customers with information about beer and listening to our customers talk about beer. Seeing someone enjoy our beer is a very satisfying moment.

As small business owners though, we also want to be seen as a community partner. In order to achieve that goal we have implemented Beer for a Cause. Beer for a Cause allows us to partner with area non-profits to not only learn about their cause and their needs but to also give a tangible cash donation to help their cause.

Every Tuesday evening from 4pm - 8pm we host Beer for a Cause, where $1 of each beer goes to the non-profit of the night. We began hosting groups in October and have learned so much about our community. So far we have been able to support six groups (Community Closet, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Livingston Food Pantry, Livingston Education Foundation, Livingston Ice Skating Association, and Stafford Animal Shelter).

The biggest rewards for us are seeing community members engage one another. We have seen customers learn more about volunteering, find out information on new services, sign up for events and get excited about new projects. The taproom provides the space and the opportunity for local groups to engage community members.

American Made Coat 

On Thursday, November 20th we will be going outside our normal Tuesday event and we will be partnering with the Local Fire Fighters Union, Gils Goods, Timber Trails, and American Bank to ensure that any kid in Livingston that needs a coat has a coat. Operation Warm Coat raises funds to buy an American made coat for every child in Livingston. The proceeds stay here and provide needed warmth for kids living right here!

You can buy tickets at Katabatic Brewing Co. A $20 minimum donation is required to take part in three free drinks and free food from Gils Goods. A donation of $34 buys one whole coat. Tickets are for sale in advance and the event is November 20th from 4-8pm. You can also buy a ticket the day of the event.

Finally, on November 25th, just two days before Thanksgiving we will be hosting our own food drive. Bring in three of more items of non-perishable food and receive $1 off of each beer (three beer limit). Food items will be taken to the Livingston Food Bank in time for Thanksgiving.