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Join the DC Beer Community to Support #FamiliesBelongTogether

This post has been updated.

On June 30, DCBeer.com is teaming up with Helping Oppressed Peoples Survive (HOPS) to organize the local beer community with “1 Dollar, 1 Call, 1 Purpose” in support of #FamiliesBelongTogether. Participating breweries, bars, and restaurants across the District and surrounding metro area are joining up to support the national day of action by donating proceeds to organizations working on behalf of immigrants and encouraging patrons to make their voices heard.

“1 Dollar, 1 Call, 1 Purpose” encourages the D.C. beer community to come together to raise funds for local and national organizations working to reunite families along the U.S. border and providing support to immigrant communities. Patrons can also take action in support of #FamiliesBelongTogether by contacting their elected officials. Share how you’re participating with #DCBrewsFightsBack. Breweries, bars, and restaurants that want to join the continually expanding list of participating venues should reach out to Bill DeBaun at [email protected]

The need to help the children at the border who have been separated from their families is urgent and calls on us to act. The D.C. beer community can be a powerful force for good, and every bit of funding and political action helps to provide the legal and humanitarian aid that these families need. Together, bars, restaurants, breweries, and fans of good beer and cider will come together this weekend to show their commitment to the idea that families belong together.

The ask is simple:

If you’re a bar, restaurant, or brewery:

  • On June 30, host a “1 Dollar, 1 Call, 1 Purpose” event where you have an item (or items!) for sale in which at least $1 goes towards the fight to support immigrants. (It can be more, obviously, if you'd like, or you can supplement the donation, as you see fit.)  
  • Urge guests to make at least one call to demand action on immigration. Not later when they get home. Right now, beer in hand, call a U.S. Senator or member of Congress to tell them that families belong together.
  • Let us know the grand total of your donation and to which organization you made it so we can keep track of the effort’s impact.
  • Contact [email protected] ASAP, and I’ll send you poster art that you can hang in your establishment to advertise your participation.

If you’re a beer fan:

  • Watch this space to find out which spaces will be hosting events on June 30. Then, patronize those places and make sure to order the items benefiting the cause!
  • Find more information about a June 30 Families Belong Together event here.
  • Use #DCBrewsFightsBack on social media to spread the word about the cause and those supporting it
  • We already know about a number of events/locations! We’ll be constantly updating here (ALL SPECIALS SUBJECT TO CHANGE)!

Thursday, June 28

  • Dino's Grotto: Fundraising Happy Hour for KIND (Kids in Need of Defense). Join Priya and Jessica from Dining Traveler as we co-host a happy hour in benefit of KIND Kids in Need of Defense with Dino's Grotto in Shaw. Dino's Grotto will donate 20% of the bar revenue of the happy hour to KIND. The Grotto will offer their happy hour menu featuring $5 antipasti, $4 Select local taps and more. In addition, their lasagne is half off and you can order from their full menu as well. RSVP here


  • 3 Stars Brewing Company: Donating $1 from each pint sold in the taproom this Saturday (6/30)
  • ANXO will donate all the proceeds from the sales of their flagship Cidre Blanc from 4-6p this Saturday (6/30).
  • Atlas Brew Works: Donating $1 per pint sold in the Tap Room of Home Rule "Happy" Pils w/ Waimea and Azacca to the ACLU this Saturday (6/30).
  • B Side: Donating $1 for every bottle of beer sold (on-premise only)
  • Birch & Barley / ChurchKey: Donating $1 for every bottle of beer sold
  • Bluejacket: Donating $1 for every pint of Lost Weekend sold
  • Buzz Bakesho-Alexandria: Donating $1 from any purchase of $10 or more, Saturday (6/30)
  • Buzz Bakeshop-Ballston: Donating $1 from any purchase of $10 or more, Saturday (6/30)
  • Columbia Firehouse: Donating $1 from a special cocktail for #FamiliesBelongTogether, Saturday (6/30)
  • Dacha: Donating $1 from all Monster Pretzels sold Saturday (6/30)
  • DC Brau Brewing Company: Donating $1 per pint sold in the tasting room this Saturday (6/30) to CASA
  • Denizens Brewing Company: Donating $1 of every pint of Lowest Lord ESB and Born Bohemian Czech Style Pilsner sold from 12-5 this Saturday (6/30)
  • Dino's Grotto: Donating $1 for every beer sold in the Grotto Bar (downstairs only). Customers who donate $50+ to KIND or the ACLU, will receive a $10 gift card for future dining. Customers who donate $100+ will receive a $25 gift card. Half price burrata and meatbals all night. Grotto Bar opening early at 3 PM with bar menu. Happy hour runs until 7pm/  
  • Eat Bar: Donating $1 from a special cocktail for #FamiliesBelongTogether
  • Evening Star Cafe: Donating $1 from every pint of Bell's Two Hearted sold, Saturday (6/30)
  • Free State: Donating $1 from each pint of selected drafts this Saturday (6/30)
  • Hazel: Donating $1 from a special cocktail for #FamiliesBelongTogether, Saturday (6/30)
  • Hellbender Brewing Company: Donating $1 for from each pint of HoppyOatyDopaliscious Pale Ale, (6/30 and 7/1)
  • Heurich House Mueseum and Aslin Beer Company: Donating $1 per ticket sold to their Backyard Beach Party this Saturday (6/30) http://www.heurichhouse.org/backyard-beach-party-feat-aslin
  • Iron Gate: Donating $1 from a special cocktail for #FamiliesBelongTogether, Saturday (6/30)
  • Jailbreak Brewing Company: Donating $1 from every pint of Feed the Monkey purchased Saturday (6/30) to the Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition (CAIR).
  • Kingfisher: Donating $1 from each beer sold this Saturday (6/30) to RAICES
  • Lost & Found: Donating $1 from each pint of selected drafts this Saturday (6/30)
  • Meridian Pint: 100% of proceeds from Port City Brewing Company Derecho Common & Rocket Frog Brewing Company Paper Wings Hoppy Pale this Saturday (6/30)
  • Owen’s Ordinary: Donating $1 for every bottle of beer sold
  • The Partisan: Donating $1 from a special cocktail for #FamiliesBelongTogether
  • Pizzeria Paradiso (locations in Dupont Circle, Georgetown, Old Town Alexandria, Hyattsville): Donating $1 from select drafts this Saturday (6/30)
  • Planet Wine: Donating $1 from every beer purchase of $10 or more, Saturday (6/30)
  • Port City Brewing Company: Donating $1 from every pint, growler, crowler, and six-pack of their Tartan and Ways & Means sold in the Tasting Room this Saturday (6/30)
  • Red Apron (Mosaic District, Union Market, and Penn Quarter): Donating $1 from any butcher counter purchase of $10 or more
  • Right Proper Brewing Company Shaw and Brookland: Donating $1 from select drafts this Saturday (6/30)
  • Roofer's Union: Donating $1 from every Avery IPA sold to CAIR (Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights), Saturday (6/30)
  • Rocket Frog Brewing Company: Donating $1 for every pint and $.50 for every taster sold of Angry Alice IPA (named after one of co-owner David's daughters) on Saturday (6/30) and Sunday (7/1)
  • Rustico Alexandria: Donating $1 for every bottle of beer sold (on-premise only)
  • Rustico Ballston: Donating $1 for every bottle of beer sold (on-premise only)
  • The Salt Line: Donating $1 per beer from every DC proper brewery on the menu this Saturday (6/30)
  • Snallygaster: Donating $1 from any ticket sold this Saturday, (6/30)
  • The Sovereign: Donating $1 for every bottle of beer sold this Saturday, (6/30)
  • Vermillon: Donating $1 from a special cocktail for #FamiliesBelongTogether, Saturday (6/30)

Monday, July 2

  • Cork Wine Bar & Market will host “D.C. Women Who C.A.R.E.," Monday, July 2 at 7pm, which will benefit Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition (CAIR). The evening includes beer, wine, cocktails and delicious bites from the women (and men) behind D.C.’s top restaurants, including: Diane Gross (Cork Wine Bar & Market), Amy Brandwein (Centrolina), Jamie Leeds (Hank's Oyster Bar, Hank's Pasta Bar, Hank's Cocktail Bar), Rose Previte (Compass Rose, Maydan), Ruth Gresser (Pizzeria Paradiso), Jackie Greenbaum (Little Coco’s, El Chucho, Quarry House and Bar Charley), Leah Cheston (Right Proper Brewing Company). Purchase tickets here

Now is the time to act quickly, given that June 30 is this weekend! We look forward to seeing how we can support the #FamiliesBelongTogether movement.

Editor’s note: I realize this effort is more political than this site has been in the past and that it will turn some readers off. If your disagreement/distaste stems from a belief that our beer and our politics shouldn’t mix, I disagree. So much is on the line for these families and these children awaiting reunification and in desperate need of aid and legal representation. The beer community has the power to make an impact here, and we hope we can amplify the word getting out there about how we can all help. Thanks for reading and cheers! -BD

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