If you do not know by now, Smog City Brewing is REALLY community focused.  Be it the California craft beer community or our climate changed world.

Their latest collaborative effort is with, Pure Project Brewing, and the , National Forest Foundation for the release of Forest Understory IPA, part of the Smog City Community Impact Series of beers.  Pure Project will counter with Beneath the Canopy Murky IPA. 

Every purchase of Forest Understory IPA will have a portion of the proceeds donated to the National Forest Foundation.


Brewjeria has a Benefit Beer Release on the way. They have “teamed up with Mexicali Biennial to make a Farmhouse ale, or as we’re calling it ‘Cerveza del Campo’ with local Oro Blanco Grapefruit. This beer will be available on tap and in four packs on March 25th.”

And if you want to pair the beer art, the Mexicali Biennial recently launched a new exhibition “Land of Milk & Honey’ at the Cheech Center which is on my list of SoCal places to visit. But maybe they should call the exhibit Beer & Honey instead.


Some beers just have more meaning behind them, such is the case of The Legend from Long Beach Beer Lab.

“In memory of my Mom we are going to be brewing a special Beer, aptly named The Legend of Mrs Fried. 

The LEGEND, perfectly classed, is a west coast double IPA, with copius amounts of cryo citra and simcoe, her favorite. 

100% of the proceeds will go to charity to benefit Angiosarcoma Awareness and a community garden space.

In the spirit of giving we are accepting donations to charity to commemorate her life.”


Russian River Brewing has done up a one-off – new version of Defenestration.

It “is a “West meets East Coast-style IPA” with tons of juicy hop aroma and bitterness. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to humanitarian efforts to help Ukrainian refugees. Defenestration and Putin Huylo will be released in cans only at both pubs and Gift Shops around the 1st of April. A very small amount of each beer will be available online as well! Stay tuned for more updates. Thank you for joining us in supporting and helping the people of Ukraine!”


Party Beer Co. not only wants you to drink beer but help out animals as well with their new release, Jolene Beane IPA. JB-IPA is described as “a light bodied, approachable IPA hopped with Simcoe, Amarillo, Sabro & Mosaic. A portion of proceeds from this limited run will be donated to the Tiger Frances Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to ending the abuse of all animals through innovative educational programs.