AC Golden Brewing Awards Grant Money to Local Charities

Golden, Colo. — AC Golden Brewing Company has awarded $15,000 to four local Colorado charities through its Colorado Native Community Reinvestment Project. Drinkers and fans of its Colorado Native amber lager nominated and voted for the charities. Their picks for who receives the money: Continental Divide Trail Alliance, $7,000; Ignite Adaptive Sports, $5,000; Cheyenne Mountain Chapter of Trout Unlimited, $3,000; and Colorado Trail Foundation, which received a supply of Colorado Native beer for its volunteers.

“These are all very deserving organizations,” said Glenn Knippenberg, president and co-founder of AC Golden Brewing. “Our drinkers and fans did a great job in their nomination of these groups and in getting out the vote.

“In a time when charitable giving is less than previous years, we are happy to be in a position to help these organizations make up the shortfalls. We sell our beers in Colorado only and we feel strongly about giving back to our state to help make Colorado an even better place to live,” he said.

The brewery’s reinvestment project is funded through a 25 cent donation for every case of Colorado Native sold. Colorado Native is the only lager brewed with Rocky Mountain water, Colorado-grown barley from the San Luis valley, the oldest strain of brewer’s yeast in Colorado and finished with hand-picked Colorado-grown hops.

For more information on the winning charities, visit their websites:

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