1% For the Planet: Maine Beer Company & AMC Happy Hour

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Thursday, December 14, 2017, 6:00PM - 9:00PM


EatBar-- 415 8th St SE, Washington, DC 20003,
Maryland, Capital Area (DC),


Registration is not required for this activity. However, you may wish to contact the leader(s) if you have any questions.


Join AMC's Potomac Chapter and Maine Beer Company as part of their monthly non-profit focus! EatBar, a local DC gathering spot with house-cured meats, "green" plates, craft drinks & a free-play juke box, has graciously offered to host us to enjoy some delicious Maine craft beers. A percentage of sales this evening will go towards supporting AMC's conservation mission in our region! This is the mission statement that hangs in the brewery at Maine Beer Company and in the simplest terms possible, outlines thier business and brewing philosophy. Founding the company in 2009, David & Daniel Kleban wanted to prove that you could run a business while still doing what's right. Beyond the platitudes of giving back and being environmentally sound, the desire to "Do what's right" is a genuine philosophy that is embraced at all levels of the company. Through our partnerships with non-profits our staff develop a personal connection to our local community and environment. Opportunities to do more and create a symbiotic relationship with our environment & community often outweigh the opportunity to expand in a traditional business sense. While some businesses judge their success based on financial growth, at MBC success is gauged by how much they are able to give back, with each year in business seeing an increase in our donations to 1% For the Planet non-profits. MBC has selected Appalachian Mountain Club as one of their 1% For the Planet environmental non-profits because they saw a like-minded focus in protecting the environment and encouraging people to get outdoors. The Appalachian Mountains pass through many of the areas where Maine Beer Company beers are distributed, and they recognized an opportunity of engaging more people and drawing attention to the work of the AMC through their beer community both at home and in other states. Locally, the Maine Woods Initiative supported by the AMC ties in with Maine Beer Company's advocacy for the Katahdin Woods & Waters National Monument. In a state whose economy is increasingly defined by tourism they recognize the importance of supporting land conservation, nature-based tourism, and community partnerships, all of which are central to the AMC.

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