The folx at Delta Beer Lab understand that not everyone has a place to go for the holiday season so they are once again opening up their brewery to the community for a free Thanksgiving feast.
“Each year on Thanksgiving Day Delta Beer Lab offers a community meal as part of our mission to be a welcoming place for everyone,” said Head Brewer / Co-Owner Pio (Tim Piotrowski). “We offer this meal, free of charge, as an option for those individuals who may not otherwise have a safe/welcoming place, or a family, to go to on Thanksgiving Day. This meal will not only provide food, but a sense of welcome and kinship on what can be a lonely holiday for some. We will be serving a traditional Thanksgiving dinner and are expecting 100 individuals to join us this year.”
While the meal is free of charge, any donations - large or small - will be accepted and given to their November Nonprofit Partner, Toys for Tots, whose mission is to collect new unwrapped toys and distribute those toys to less fortunate children at Christmas. All taproom “tips” are donated to a monthly Nonprofit Partner.
This year’s Thanksgiving feast will be served (meal 4:00-6:00pm, taproom 2:00-7:00pm) by Delta Beer Lab owners Pio and Speedy (Michelle Riehn) and their staff and ambassadors, and will be provided thanks to donations from a variety of local Madison establishments listed below:
- Salvatore’s Tomato Pies
- Cooper’s Tavern / Food Fight Restaurant Group
- Johnny's Italian Steakhouse in Middleton
- Kwik Trip
- Liberty Station Madison
- Lee Kampa at Guaranteed Rate Mortgage
- Slide Gourmet Potato Chips
- Vicki Cookies
- Stalzy’s Deli
“We have received so many donations from friends and guests,” said Speedy. “This event would not be possible without all of the good will from our Delta Beer Lab family.”
Delta Beer Lab is a small brewery and taproom on the south side of Madison that believes a business can do good in the community while also doing well for itself at the same time. Their mission is to expand community through quality, local craft beer without barriers to gender, race or sexual orientation. A huge part of their business model is giving back to the community through their Nonprofit Partner program, which has infused over $150,000 back into the community, and through producing community-centric events.