Black Hog Helps is the charitable wing at Black Hog Brewery, where we bring together our staff, customers, and neighbors to celebrate and give back. Our mission is to use the brewery’s products and facilities to support the community, with a focus on veterans, animals, and children.

Since opening, giving back has been at the forefront of our mission. With Black Hog Helps, we can make an even larger impact by allowing charities to request donations, providing employees one paid day per quarter to volunteer at a charity of their choice, and holding charitable events so fellow beer drinkers can get involved.

Each year we donate thousands of dollars of proceeds to local charities, and raise hundreds of thousands of dollars  at fundraising events at the brewery. Initiatives include hosting local school sport fundraisers, collecting toys for a variety of organizations, and throwing a shelter dog adoption day at the brewery. From the first pour of Easy Rye’Da, a portion of proceeds has been donated to the National Motorcycle Safety Foundation (, and a percentage of proceeds from the Farmland Series is donated to the Working Lands Alliance to support and protect Connecticut Farmland (

Are you ready to make giving a bigger part of your life, while throwing a few beers back with your friends? Follow us on Facebook to be the first to know about all the upcoming Black Hog Helps charitable events.


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Black Hog Helps Local Family

In December 2018, the Funderburk family of Southbury lost their 13 year old son Otto “O-Bomb” after a six month battle with Leukemia. The Funderburk  family, as well as the CT Trail Mixers running club, will be brewing a special one-off beer named the “Mix-Bomb IPA” at Black Hog, to be released for Black Hog’s...

Black Hog Hosting Barktoberfest!

Black Hog Helps is excited to announce Barktoberfest at Black Hog! Join us on Sunday, October 14, 2018 from 1 PM – 5 PM for Black Hog’s first Oktoberfest style event that will benefit Companion Pet Rescue of Southbury (CPR). One dollar from every pint sold and proceeds from can sales will be donated to...

Black Hog Helps Common Ground

Black Hog Helps attends Feast from the Field on September 22nd 2018 to help raise money for Common Ground. This unique high school’s mission is to cultivate habits of healthy living and sustainable environmental practices within a diverse community of children, young people, adults, and families. Common Ground’s campus in New Haven hosts an urban farm, an Environmental Education...