Every year, breweries in the Philadelphia and South Jersey area collaborate on a charity beer called Friends Giving. This beer benefits local charities including Philabudance and The Community Food Bank of New Jersey. Double Nickel Brewing of Pennsauken, NJ started this idea a few years ago and invited local breweries to collaborate with them. This year, they invited Cape May Brewing, Source Farmhouse Brewery, and Tonewood Brewing from New Jersey as well as Urban Village from Philadelphia to collaborate on this beer. Additionally, breweries in the Washington DC area are releasing their own version this year to benefit charities in their area. These breweries include Crooked Run, Ocelot, Old Ox, and Solace Brewing.
Aptly named Friends Giving, a bunch of “friends” from different breweries collaborated on this beer to give back to the community. Each brewery brings its own variety of hops to create a “potluck style” hazy New England IPA. This year’s batch consists of Idaho 7, Idaho 7 Cryo, Sabro, Amarillo, Simcoe, Cashmere, and Citra hops. Pre-orders go live Tuesday, October 27th at 8 PM on Double Nickel’s website. They offer takeout and curbside pickup at their brewery as well as delivery to New York. However, fewer options are available for delivery.