Beer is a community enterprise. Big Storm Brewery feels that community outreach, philanthropy and charity are a vital part of what we do and who we are. However, there are some parameters that we follow as a company when it comes to donations. Please read our guidelines below and complete the form.
Due to the volume of requests, we need to receive the request at least 45 days in advance to be considered.
We only sponsor events that we are legally allowed to sponsor. Florida law prohibits us from donating beer to unlicensed events. Any charity function held on public property, such as a park or museum, must have a temporary liquor license designated to the charity by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation in order for us to participate. Events held in already licensed premises, such as a bar or restaurant, must be open to the public and the beer must be furnished free of charge or without implied sale for us to donate. (In the case of the latter, we may still be able to participate in your event if our beer is purchased from a licensed distributor, but donation is prohibited.)
Big Storm largely only approves requests for in-kind donation or sponsorship. If your event requires an entry or vendor fee or sponsorship dollars to be given up front, we will likely decline your request.
Because Big Storm essentially is a manufacturer of alcoholic beverages, we also do not participate in sponsorship for schools (excluding some collegiate activity), religious organizations, or any event directly involving the presence of children.
All donations or sponsorships must be associated with a 501c3 non-profit organization, with the majority of proceeds directly benefiting that organization: We require a letter of determination proving 501c3 status as well as a signed letter from a chair of that organization or official receipt stating intent to donate.
Lastly, we require brewery presence at any sponsored events and generally avoid sponsorships that are simply logo placements: We like to participate in our philanthropic efforts, not just sit by the sidelines. As such, we decline requests that are simply logo placements or the like.
If you would like to be considered please fill out the form below.