“Right now, it feels more important than ever to show what we represent as a brand and to show our community where we stand,” said Maura Hardman, marketing manager for Seattle Cider Company. It’s a sentiment shared by many other local businesses. (Above, Queer Mountaineers is one of the organizations Seattle Cider supports.)
Below we share some of the breweries, beers, and ciders we’ve heard about that are stepping up for Pride Month and showing their support for the LGBTQIA+ community. In particular, we’re sharing info about beers and ciders that are pledging financial support to organizations across the community. I am certain we missed some. Use the comments section to share info or email us firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll add to this post as tips come in.
Georgetown Brewing, 1969 IPA – Named after the year of the Stonewall riots that sparked the fight for LGBTQIA+ rights. “With a perfect balance between hop bitterness and a delicate sweetness from a Skittles® infusion, this velvety-smooth IPA carries the complex hop flavors, leaving behind a dry, clean finish with a touch of lingering, prismatic flavor.” Find out more about the beer and the causes it supports here.
Reuben’s Brews – Crikey IPA limited release – “As an official partner and proud supporter of @seattlepride, we’re bringing these limited-edition Crikey cans back for 2023.” That’s not all Reuben’s Brews has planned: it’s throwing a Pride party on June 10th.
Seattle Cider Company, Pride Light Cider – lt’s part of the company’s Love & Light campaign for Pride month. This special-release cider is available throughout the month of June at select retailers, bars, and restaurants in Washington, Oregon, and Illinois. To further amplify its support for the LGBTQIA+ community, Seattle Cider is a proud sponsor of the Seattle Pride Parade and PrideFest. Find out more at SeattleCiderCompany.com.
Pike Brewing – Pike Pride Helles Lager – “We are pleased to announce that we will be donating a portion of proceeds to benefit The GSBA Scholarship & Education Fund. GSBA is a unique business chamber, in that in addition to promoting business, it advocates for equality and diversity in the workforce, continuing its commitment to combine business development, leadership and social action to expand economic opportunities for the LGBTQ+ community and those who support equality for all.” Learn more here.
Good Society Brewery, Hella Pride Helles – Supporting the community is written into the biz plan at The Good Society. This beer is no exception. “A portion of the proceeds from Hella Pride will go to @pridefdn which supports programs that help our 2SLGBTQIA+ neighbors who unfortunately have to continually fight for equal rights.”
Icicle Brewing, Sundays Are For Brunch Hazy Pale Ale – “We’ll be donating $1 per pint of the entire batch to Wenatchee Pride!” It’s a limited-release, taproom-only beer, so you’ll need to make the trip to Leavenworth to get it. Find out more here.
Future Primitive Brewing, Queer Beer IPA – Brewed each year as the official beer of White Center Pride. The official release party at the brewery, which included a drag show in the beer garden, took place last Friday, but the beer is still available and still helping promote and fund the good works of White Center Pride.
Stoup Brewing – Two beers this year. Rainbow Bubbles IPA, the first of the two, gets released on June 7th. This year, Rainbow Bubbles IPA benefits Utopia WA, an organization that creates a safe, welcoming, supportive, and vibrant space for members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. The brewery will release the second Beer, Paraderade IPA, to benefit Lavender Rights Projects, which elevates the power, autonomy, and leadership of the Black intersex & gender-diverse community through intersectional legal and social services.
Bale Breaker Brewing, Lady Sparkle Haze IPA – On Tuesday, June 6th at Bale Breaker Brewing’s Yakima taproom, you’re invited to the annual Community Pint night celebrating Yakima Pride “A few weeks back, we collaborated with Yakima Pride volunteers to brew a hazy IPA in the Imagination Station, Lady Sparkle Haze IPA. We will be releasing Lady Sparkle Haze IPA tomorrow – $1.00 per pint poured of ANY beer on 6/6 will be donated to Yakima Pride to support their mission of promoting inclusivity and equality in the community. $1.00 of every pint poured of Lady Sparkle Haze IPA at both taprooms throughout the month of June will be donated to Yakima Pride!” Learn more.
Burke-Gilman Brewing, No Closets Pale Ale – “… an American pale ale designed by our brewer Julia, who is part of the LGBTQ+ community herself – with the hopes that one day nobody will have to live in the closet again. A portion of proceeds from this beer will go to Lambert House, a community center for LGBTQ+ youth in Seattle.” More about it here.
Ladd & Lass Brewing, Rainbow Fabulous Hazy IPA – “Rainbow Fabulous is brewed in celebration of #pridemonth. The name, inspired by The Fabulous Rainbow Tavern that occupied our space from 1973 to 1986… A portion of proceeds from this beer will be donated to @lamberthouse to help fund their mission of safeguarding and uplifting LGBTQ youth.” Learn more here.
Buoy Beer Co, Pride IPA – “This West Coast-style IPA elevates flavors of gentle sweetness and moderately bitter flavors with aromas of tropical fruits and grapefruit followed by some lemon & pine. Sales from Pride IPA benefits New Avenues For Youth’s LGBTQIA2S+ services celebrate and support queer and trans youth experiencing or at risk of homelessness in our community.”
Logan Brewing, BURIEN PRIDE Tangerine Blonde Ale – The official beer of Burien Pride, which the community celebrated last Saturday. The beer is still around. Proceeds from the sale of Burien Pride Tangerine Blonde will benefit local LQBTQAI+ organizations.
Single Hill Brewing, Pay It No Mind IPA – The brewery is donating 10% of sales of this beer in all forms directly to Yakima Pride. When Marsha P. Johnson, a hero of the Stonewall riots and a trailblazing gay liberation activist, was asked what the ‘P’ stood for, she’d reply “Pay it no mind.”
Double Mountain Brewing, Basic Rights IPA – “Using a colorful array of Pilsner and specialty English malts alongside Amarillo and HBC 630 hops, we get a rainbow of sticky forest and ruby red grapefruit leading to a mellow fruited bitterness. A portion of the profits will go towards supporting Basic Rights Oregon in their relentless advocacy for LGBTQ2SIA+ rights throughout the entire state of Oregon.” Learn more.
Moonshot Brewing, Brewed this Way – An American wheat ale, fruited with prickly pear. Moonshot will donate a portion of the proceeds to the local (Tri-Cities) chapter of PFLAG.
Flying Lion Brewing, Ripe With Pride – “Our yearly fruited pale ale benefiting various LGBTQIA+ oriented nonprofits. This year’s batch is brimming with bright, juicy Cara Cara Orange, and $1 from every pint sold will benefit the @trevorproject , a nonprofit focused on suicide prevention efforts among LGBTQIA+ youth.”
Dru Bru, Angel Dust Mango Pale Ale – “A Pale Ale like no other! Using Ekuanot, Simcoe, and Citra hops, we add mango puree to create a hoppy and fruity ale that pleases the palette and the eyes! Part of the proceeds from this beer will be donated to support the LGBTQ+ community, specifically @kittitascountypride, and their first-ever Pride Parade on June 3rd in Ellensburg!”
El Sueñito Brewing, Un Poco Gay IPA – Bellingham’s El Sueñito Brewing is releasing a beer that’s “a bit gay” for the city’s Pride celebration: Un Poco Gay IPA. The brewery is also hosting a drag show on Saturday, June 25th. Find out more here.
Silver City Brewery, Nice Day IPA – “Supporting Kitsap Pride, Nice Day IPA is BACK tomorrow! This well-balanced and refreshing India Pale Ale has a moderate ABV, features a bright golden color and a sessionable, crisp mouthfeel that perfectly complements its mildly hoppy profile. Available on tap and in 16oz cans at the taproom, while supplies last!”