Now in its 13th year, Squatters and Wasatch Brew Pubs’ Guilt Free Dessert initiative has shattered previous records, raising an astounding $39,945 for Utahns Against Hunger (UAH). This large-scale fundraising effort ran during the month of March at all Squatters and Wasatch Brew Pubs and the West Side Tavern. Throughout the month, all proceeds from sales of a special $5 dessert directly benefited the anti-hunger advocacy group.
With the support of Nicholas & Company, who generously donated the ingredients for the dessert, this year’s charitable campaign doubled the donation from 2018. “We have been supporters of and partners with UAH for many years, and after the last couple years saw some of their funding run dry, we decided to step in and do what we could to support such a worthy cause,” said Doug Hofeling, Chief Operating Officer for Salt Lake Brewing Company.
“We look forward to this initiative all year long,” said Marketing Manager, Lauren Boyack. “Our commitment to social responsibility and our local community is deeply rooted in the mission of Squatters and Wasatch, and it’s evident in all that we do.”
Utahns Against Hunger persistently and proactively works with legislators, administrators and community partners to combat food insecurity statewide. For 38 years, the group has extended the reach of federal nutrition programs, addressed misconceptions about those experiencing hunger in Utah and made resources available through advocacy, outreach and education.
“Guilt Free Dessert is such a fun and unique way to raise money. This support feels very personal to UAH this year, and we appreciate every single brownie purchased. We also appreciate the response to the work UAH does,” said UAH Executive Director, Gina Cornia. “We have always valued our relationship with Squatters and Wasatch Brew Pubs. They knocked it out of the park this year, and it means so much to us.”
About Squatters Craft Beers
Jeff Polychronis and Peter Cole founded Squatters Pub Brewery, Salt Lake City’s original brew pub in 1989. In 2000, Squatters Craft Beers and Wasatch Brewery merged their brewing operations for draft, bottle and can production. The company currently operates five full-service pubs and a brewery tap room. To date, Squatters and Wasatch have brought home 18 World Beer Cups awards and 30 Great American Beer Festival medals. In 2010, Utah Brewers Cooperative received the prestigious U.S. Mid-Size Brewery of the Year award from the Brewers Association.
In 2017, Squatters and Wasatch joined a group of independent and like-minded craft brewers, known collectively as CANarchy. Sister breweries include Oskar Blues Brewery, Cigar City Brewing, Perrin Brewing, Deep Ellum Brewing and Three Weavers Brewing Company.
Squatters and Wasatch packaged and draft beers are available in Utah, Idaho, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Texas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Montana. For more information, please visit www.squatters.com and www.wasatchbeers.com, and follow @squattersbeers and @wasatchbeers on social media.
About Utahns Against Hunger
Utahns Against Hunger (UAH) works to increase access to food through advocacy, outreach and education. Since 1981, UAH has worked to expand the reach of federal nutrition programs to low-income Utahns. Utahns Against Hunger is the only state-wide anti-hunger advocacy organization. No one in Utah should experience hunger. Get involved at www.uah.org.