WESTERN COLLECTIVE's COMMUNITY IMPACT
A look at WC's involvement and leadership in our community.
Idahoans employed, paid double minimum wage, provided with healthcare, 401k, and other benefits.
beers made where 100% of proceeds were donated to charity.
fundraisers hosted at our taproom, quarterly WC volunteer days, and quarterly WC team building days.
of our workforce is women, far exceeding the industry average of 29% female brewery workers.
FUNDRAISER BEERS AND COLLABS
BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL STOUT AND IPA
WC was the first brewery in Idaho to commit to brewing a Black Is Beautiful beer, in collab with Weathered Souls Brewing. The Black Is Beautiful movement started during the Black Lives Matter movement of 2020, and WC committed to brew not one, but two beers where 100% of proceeds were donated to five local organizations focused on fixing the injustices people of color face daily, for policy brutality reform, and legal defenses for those who have been wronged.
COMMON GOAL IPA
Common Goal IPA was brewed in June 2020 as Western Collective's effort to support ALL independent breweries in Idaho through the COVID-19 pandemic. 100% of proceeds benefitted the Idaho Brewers United organization, which works to keep local, independent breweries in business year-round.
FORT BEER IPA
Fort Beer IPA was brewed in collaboration with five other companies in support of Fort Boise Days, a community event in Parma, Idaho supporting the original stop on the Oregon Trail and preserving the history of Idaho.
Western Collective celebrate PRIDE every year, and supports our local PRIDE organization as well as the global movement. In 2019 we hosted a Sunday FunDay Fundraiser, where 50% of profits from glitter bottles sold was donated to Trevor Project. Unfortunately PRIDE was cancelled in 2020 however we plan to go BIG this year... stay tuned!
POLLINATOR HONEY BLONDE ALE
Pollinator Honey Blonde Ale was brewed in both 2018 and 2019 and supported the Garden City Pollinator Organization. Brewed with 50lbs of local honey from Addy's Apiary (a 12 year old girl from Meridian), we donated profits from this beer to keep our pollinators healthy and abundant.
FOR THE AMERICAN DREAM
Guns & Oil was founded on the Great American values of character, innovation, boldness, grit, and opportunity, and supports the Great American dream every day. Every product sold supports a microloan for an immigrant coming to our great country to start a small business and achieve their Great American Dream.