For the month of November, the Denver Bicycle Cafe will donate $1 to Trips for Kids Denver/Metro for every pint of Mockery Brewing’s Rakau IPA that is poured from the new Confluence Tap Handle. The Confluence Tap Handle program is a collaboration managed by Confluence, a corporate social responsibility firm, to further the community engagement practices of 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.
To celebrate the first installation of a Confluence Tap Handle, the Denver Bicycle Cafe will host a launch party on Nov. 5, from 6 to 8 p.m. The event is free to enter.
“The Denver Bicycle Cafe is all about the bicyclist and the community. We love to connect with our neighbors and the greater Denver residents,” said Denver Bicycle Cafe Co-owner Jessica Caouette. “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. ”
One of those friends is Mockery Brewing, located on the northwest side of the River North Art District.
“We have benefited immensely from sharing this beautiful city with all of our customers and neighbors and want nothing more than to see it thrive,” said Mockery Brewing Owner Zach Rabun. “We are 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 Denver Bicycle Cafe selected one of its favorite charities, Trips for Kids Denver/Metro, to be the beneficiary of the month-long program. Trips for Kids Denver/Metro is a nonprofit dedicated to giving 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/Metro has 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.
“By working together as a community, we can all help one another succeed,” said Confluence Founder Brian Phipps. “We hope that we can have at least one Confluence Tap Handle in each community that can not only be seen as a resource for charities, but an opportunity for craft beverage makers and restaurants to connect more deeply to their community.”