Sales & Distribution
Taproom and Special Events
1808 Wright Street
Madison, WI 53704
Out of State Shipping? Due to Wisconsin Law we cannot ship beer directly to consumers. We are working hard on expanding our distribution area so hopefully you can get one of our beers soon.
Charitable Donation? ALT Brew supports many charities. If you are looking for a charitable donation from ALT Brew please include the following in your comment: Organization Name, 401c3 #, What you are looking for, a description of the need, a clear and concise statement of how the request will directly benefit the need, and a marketing plan for the event.
Can ALT Brew donate beer to non-profits?
We receive many requests from non-profits for fundraisers where, in addition to asking for beer to be donated as a raffle prize, they ask for beer to be donated to be consumed at the event. Usually these events are held at a licensed establishment but are sometimes held at events under a temporary license. ALT Brew follows the policy set by the Wisconsin Brewers Guild.
Under Wisconsin law selling tickets or charging admission to charitable fund-raising events where alcohol is included in the price of admission must comply with applicable laws governing retail sales. In other words, if admission is charged and alcohol is served for consumption, it must occur on a licensed premises and you cannot donate beer to be consumed at the event. The same requirements apply to temporary Class "B" licensees as they do for any other licensee.
However, unopened packages of alcohol beverages may be donated as raffle prizes per 125.06(10) or auctioned for charity per 125.06(11) because the recipient of the donation is not a licensed retailer in this scenario. The non-profit must hold a raffle license in order to conduct a raffle but that is not your responsibility as the donor.
The only legal way to donate to a non-profit event that holds a temporary Class "B" license is to invoice for the sale of the beer, and then after the event when the temporary license expires, mail the non-profit a check for the same amount as the invoice. They still pay for the beer but the net effect is that you've made a donation equivalent to the value of the beer. In other words, you trade checks with the non-profit after the event.
If the event is on a licensed retail premises, the retailer must be invoiced for the beer and either the non-profit or the attendees pay the retailer for the beer that is consumed (although the retailer could choose to give away the beer). You could make a monetary contribution to the non-profit at any time in this scenario.