Dominion City Brewing Co. is celebrating five years in business.
On Saturday, the brewery is hosting a backyard party at 5510 Canotek Road in Gloucester, with the proceeds going to the Gloucester Emergency Food Cupboard.
The brewery is hoping to fill its delivery truck with food and supplies. Guests are asked to bring a non-perishable food item or cash to donate.
The party is family and dog-friendly and will feature food by local chefs. There will be games, live art, DJs, break dancing and a series of brewhouse talks and beers from friendly breweries across Ontario and Quebec.
Guests are being encouraged to bike to the event, as local charity Helping With Bikes is setting up a bike parking lot.
Dominion City Brewing Co. is also releasing three beers brewed in collaboration with community organizations, and will donate a portion of the proceeds to support local causes:
- Safer Shores IPA was brewed with a coalition of refugee sector leaders. The proceeds will go to welcoming services for refugee claimants in Ottawa.
- All Colours Imperial Stout was brewed with diversity advocate Ren Navarro, with the proceeds supporting the Dominion City Beer Diversity Scholarship. It's awarded to one talented upper year's brewery operations student at Niagara College.
- Canada Gose on Concord Grape was brewed with the Gloucester Emergency Food Cupboard. Proceeds will help feed some of the more than 20,000 people who rely on the East End food bank each year.
The party takes place on Saturday from noon until 8 p.m.
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story said the donations were going to the Ottawa Food Bank.