For the month of November, the Denver Bicycle Cafe promised to donate $1 to Trips for Kids Denver for every pint of Mockery Brewing’s Rakau IPA that was poured from the new Confluence Tap Handle. The Denver Bicycle Cafe sold 783 pints resulting in a $783 donation.
“As a community organization, we love to reinvest our efforts into our local nonprofits. We host events and fundraisers to give back and feel spurred on by our friends to continue those efforts,” said Denver Bicycle Cafe Co-owner Jessica Caouette.
“We are very excited about the success of this first Confluence Tap Handle and that the donation can make a real difference in the lives of low-income youth in our community,” said Confluence Founder Brian Phipps. “We are currently looking for restaurants or bars around Denver to host the next taps so we can continue to provide a resource for the charities in our communities.”
Partnering in the collaboration was River North Art District’s Mockery Brewing. Owner Zach Rabun said he was “Excited to be a part of the Confluence Charity Tap Handle program. Anytime we can use our beer to help charitable causes, it is a win-win!”
The donation to Trips for Kids Denver will give lower-income, diverse youth the opportunity to experience and learn about the natural beauty of Colorado from the seat of a mountain bike. In 2015, Trips for Kids Denver served 3,000 youth through their four programs: Ride Program; Earn-a-Bike program; its community bike shop: the Lucky Bikes Re-Cyclery; and its newest program, Youth-at-Work.
The Confluence Tap Handle program is a collaboration managed by Confluence, a corporate social responsibility firm, to further the community engagement practices of restaurants and craft beverage makers. Confluence’s vision is to have an identifiable brand where customers who see the Confluence Tap Handle will know that a portion of sales always goes to charity and that a different craft beverage will be served each month.