The Silver Linings Fund

"Silver Linings Series"

In the hospitality industry we have always had each others backs. Here at Utepils Brewing we always try to look for the "Silver Lining". Right now, as we are all aware, this industry across the state finds itself in uncharted waters; thus opening our eyes to a bigger picture and allowing us to brew a beer that gives back to those impacted. 

This is why we are rolling out the "Silver Linings Series". This will be a series of beers brewed by Uteplis Brewing where every dollar from every pint sold will go towards a "The Silver Linings Fund" that will go towards helping hospitality employees in times of need.

This fund is set up as a 501(c)(3) non-profit that members of the industry will be able to utilize during times of emergencies.

We are asking that every brewery that is able to, to jump on board in any form or fashion. The more we work together, the better off we will all be. 

Our hope is with their help and yours, we can create a fund that will help our industry family members in times of need. Too many in our industry have limited benefits and there are holes in our social safety net that we are trying to close even if it's one beer at a time.

Within the coming weeks, we will roll out the beer style, announce streamed concerts and an anticipated in person launch party. 

We are putting together a Board of Directors consisting of our founders Dan and Deb Justesen along with two members of our staff, Jordan Weller and Ken Smith. Jordan Weller is our Taproom manager and created the logo for the "Silver Linings Series". Ken Smith has been with us in various roles and came to us with the idea.

We would also like to thank Martha Engel (Marjen LLC) and Ryan Schildkraut (Winthrop) for their willingness to take this on pro bono and provide their expertise as we continue to move forward.

We are here. We will continue to make beer. We will continue to look out for one another.

*Please note - no donations will go directly towards Utepils Brewing*


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