COLORADO SPRINGS — Supported throughout 2020 and the beginning of 2021 by a loyal and positive community, Peaks N Pines has continued their campaign of care, donating thousands to nonprofits in the Pikes Peak region.
With two locations, the original situated in Colorado Springs and the other having opened in Fountain during 2019, this beer-centric business reports seeing a continued and enthusiastic amount of attendance and patronage over the past year.
This ongoing intentional shopping, stopping, and visitation of the local brewery has allowed the small business to not only stay open but continue to pay it forward.
"we are very fortunate here that we have a great loyalty base of customers that have allowed us to continue to be good stewards of the community," stated Teresa Vieira, co-owner of the establishment.
Over the course of 2020 the brewery donated between $5,000 - $8,000 to various nonprofits.
"We've been fortunate to survive this and we just want to, if we can, to give that back as well," Teresa continued.
According to their website, Peaks N Pines has worked to donate money and efforts to a variety of organizations working to better the region including the following:
- Care & Share
- Circle Of Hope
- Colorado Tree Coalition
- Creek Week Cleanup
- Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region
- Peace Officer's Association
- Special Olympics Colorado
Teresa hopes that as the business continues to grow and reach more people, they will be able to expand their efforts in giving as well.
On top of these efforts, the brewery works to recycle and reuse the grains utilized in the brewing process.
In brewing up to three and four days per week, we go through a lot of grain. While we can no longer use these grains for our purposes, the approximately one ton of grains we use monthly can still serve a purpose. Our spent grains are donated to and reused by local ranchers daily, which are then used as feed. This allows us to promise that every batch continues it's journey before your beer even reaches the tap.
For more information about the day-to-day of this operation, visit their FACEBOOK PAGE.