Ore Dock launches “Hops for Help,” taps beer for good cause

MARQUETTE — The holiday season is all about goodwill, and one brewery is showing their generosity in an interesting way.

Throughout the month of December, the Ore Dock Brewing Company is hosting “Hops for Help,” a unique opportunity for people to be charitable while drinking craft beer.

“The holiday season is a great time to think about your community and how you can give back,” said Andrea Pernsteiner, co-founder of the Ore Dock Brewing Company. “I think it’s a great way to celebrate as well. And so with local food insecurity being up over 13% in the Upper Peninsula, we just felt like that was a great opportunity to get behind something, give a little extra funding to that cause, and know that it’s going to be reaching all age groups and all communities. And it just really helps us give a little bit back during the holidays.”

The Ore Dock brewed a special beer, fittingly called Glad Tidings, for Hops for Help.

A donation to local food banks throughout the Upper Peninsula will be made every time a keg of Glad Tidings is tapped. More specifically, the Ore Dock is teaming up with Feeding America West Michigan and the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan.

Now in its 8th year, many other businesses have joined Hops for Help, including: The Wicked Sister, Birdseye Outfitters and Moloney’s Alley of Sault Ste Marie; Tap 21 and Big Springs Tavern of Manistique; Mo’s Pub in Escanaba; Up North Lodge of Gwinn; Chamberlain’s Old Forest Inn of Curtis; and throughout Marquette at Aubree’s Pizzeria and Grill, Breakers Roadhouse, Delft Bistro, DIGS Gastropub, Hudson’s Classic Grill, Landmark Inn, Iron Bay Restaurant & Drinkery, Steinhaus, Stucko’s Pub and Grill, and Vango’s Pizza and Cocktail Lounge.