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Delta Beer Lab to Serve 150 Free Meals in 5th Annual Community Thanksgiving Feast


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 taproom 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 Delta Beer Lab Co-Owner Pio (Tim Piotrowski). “This is our fifth year offering this meal, free of charge, as an option for those individuals and groups 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 up to 150 individuals to join us this year. Last year we served 125 dinners!” Registration is highly encouraged.

While the meal is free of charge, any cash donations - large or small - will be accepted and given to Delta Beer Lab’s November Nonprofit Partner, Agrace, whose mission is to provide hospice and supportive care services in private homes, and in skilled nursing, assisted living and other community residential facilities across southern Wisconsin. All taproom “tips” are donated to a monthly Nonprofit Partner throughout the year.

This year’s Thanksgiving feast will be served (meal 3:00-5:00pm, taproom open 1:00-7:00pm) 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 Mortgage
  • Bloom Bakeshop
  • Vicki Cookies
  • Stalzy’s Deli
  • Hubbard Avenue Diner

“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 craft 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. 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 invested over $215,000 back into the community, and through producing community-centric events.


To learn more about joining Delta Beer Lab for Thanksgiving Dinner click here.

To learn more about Agrace click here.

To learn more about Delta Beer Lab click here.

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