The Giving Tap
The Giving Tap is about connectivity.
Each month we feature one of our handcrafts or guest beer on The Giving Tap
and we donate one dollar from each draft sold during the month
to a local non-profit or charitable organization.
It is our hope that you learn something new in and about your community each month.
We hope we inspire you to get involved and volunteer time and/or services.
Consider partnering with an additional monetary donation.
But at the very least, have a beer! We look forward to pouring your
very own rewarding Giving Tap selection! Cheers!
Must be 21 or older with valid identification to order alcohol. Always drink responsibly.
Handcraft: Dark Lager from Birdsmouth Beer
Recipient: The League of Women Voters of Sussex Highlands (LWVSH)
The League of Women Voters of Sussex Highlands (LWVSH) is an all-volunteer nonpartisan, non-profit organization that works to empower voters and defend democracy. They help democracy work by protecting voting rights and encouraging robust election participation. Elections and voting are core concerns for the League and for more than 70 years, the LWVSH has been active in our local community. Some of the local activities they participate in are:
- Voter outreach and registration opportunities held at local grocery stores and community events.
-In partnership with the Sussex County Board of Election, they organize voter feedback and collect information about election processes. New in 2024 is our "Energizing Young Voters" program which will bring the voting process into local high schools. It will allow young people the opportunity to see how to vote from beginning to end.
-Voter participation through candidate forums and debates. The LWVSH does not endorse or promote individual candidates but enables opportunities for candidates to showcase their platform. The LWVSH has held debates for Sussex County township races, Boards of Education, and County Commissioner (formally Freeholder). The debate moderators are trained and experienced LWV members.
-Two scholarship opportunities are offered annually to a Sussex County graduate. The 2023 recipients were Annika Noel from Sparta High School and Lauren Reese from High Point High School. This year's essay question has been distributed to local school districts and they are looking forward to reading them.
Anyone interested in becoming a member or looking for more information can find the League of Women Voters Sussex Highlands (LWVSH) through their website: (https://my.lwv.org/new-jersey/sussex-highlands).
Lastly, have a beer from our Giving Tap because The League of Women Voters of Sussex Highlands will receive $1.00 for each draft sold on that tap during February! The beer on tap is Dark Lager from Birdsmouth Beer, a microbrewery in Oceanport, NJ. Its malty backbone has a slight hint of roast, but don't be fooled by the darker color because this beer goes down easily and pairs extremely well with food. Must be 21 or older to purchase alcohol, but only 18 years old to vote!
The League of Women Voters of Sussex Highlands (LWVSH) is an all-volunteer nonpartisan, non-profit organization that works to empower voters and defend democracy. They help democracy work by protecting voting rights and encouraging robust election participation. Elections and voting are core...
Handcraft: Dark Lager from Birdsmouth Beer
It's winter and the recipient of January's Giving Tap is Winter4Kids, located at the Campus of The National Winter Activity Center, in Vernon, NJ. Some people may remember the location from many years ago as the old “Hidden Valley” ski resort. Winter4Kids began in 2015, and they are a 501c3 nonprofit, youth-serving organization.
Winter4Kids creates opportunities for meaningful change. Through outdoor activities and program enrichment, Winter4Kids helps children build skills for life. The life-changing outcomes are that children develop better attitudes towards Self (self-esteem, confidence, resiliency), Health (physical activity, mental, nutritional), Opportunity (sports, academic, life), Mastery (being one’s personal best) and a love of the Outdoors!
At the Winter4Kids Campus, all children are welcomed and embraced as their own authentic selves, and where they can always feel a sense of belonging in a safe space. Winter4Kids exists to create healthy lifestyles for youth, and in the wintertime, provide opportunities through its First Tracks program to be active and healthy by learning snow skills, namely skiing, snowboarding and cross-country. Nutritious, homemade meals, snow clothing and equipment, and program enrichment are included. Life skills and core values are the heart of the curriculum, with mentorship as a critical component. Their dedicated staff and volunteers connect with kids on many levels as they share their vast backgrounds and impart to the kids that they have opportunities in life that they did not think they could have or have access to. As many kids are subjected to traumatic life experiences such as isolation, disconnectedness, bullying, and food insecurity, potentially leading them towards a negative life pathway, Winter4Kids delivers programs that avoid negative behaviors by young people, expand choices and opportunities, and provide sustainable access to outdoor, positive activities. Also, Winter4Kids has a competitive Athletics program and their W4K team participates in the New York State Ski Racing Association!
During the summer, they continue to provide a fun, welcoming and safe place for kids to come and stay active. They offer a weekly camp with unique activities such as archery, biathlon, mountain trail biking, orienteering, hydroponics and culinary, robotics, hiking and arts and crafts. Nutritious meals are always included, and kids get to make healthy meal choices and learn about the benefits of healthy foods as they make kid-friendly dishes using ingredients from their hydroponic garden.
To learn more about Winter4Kids and inquire about their programs or their volunteer opportunities, please come to Krogh's on Sunday, January 28th as we host a Dining to Donate for them! Representatives of Winter4Kids will be here for a Meet & Greet from noon-4:00 pm that day to answer any questions! Winter4Kids will also receive a portion of the day's sales to help support programs for kids!
Lastly, have a beer from our Giving Tap because Winter4Kids will receive $1.00 for each draft sold on that tap during January! The beer on tap is Dark Lager from Birdsmouth Beer, a microbrewery in NJ. Its malty backbone has a slight hint of roast, but don't be fooled by the darker color because this beer goes down easily and pairs extremely well with food. Must be 21 or older to purchase alcohol.
It's winter and the recipient of January's Giving Tap is Winter4Kids, located at the Campus of The National Winter Activity Center, in Vernon, NJ. Some people may remember the location from many years ago as the old “Hidden Valley” ski resort. Winter4Kids began in 2015, and they are a 501c3 nonprofit, ...
Handcraft: Forgotten Boardwalk's El Gato
Recipient: Ginnie's House
Ginnie’s House in Newton is our non-profit Giving Tap recipient for December!
What do they do:
They coordinate services for victims of abuse and they work closely with the prosecutor’s office, law enforcement, and Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCP&P), bringing all of the services under one roof.
They provide a home-like location in which a child can explain what happened in a comfortable environment. They are able to help children through the healing process of many forms of trauma, not just abuse.
Ginnie's House operates partially through grant funding so they rely on monetary donations in order to keep their array of free custom services and child-specific therapies in place. Their monetary donation link is available here or through our Instagram's bio.
Donate now: https://ginnieshouse.ticketspice.com/giving-tuesday
Additionally, Ginnie's House accepts toy donations whether it is a specific game for an awareness event or a teddy bear for an in-office therapy tool. Their toy donation link is available here or through our Instagram's bio.
Donate now: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/354WVNLGCXSFJ?ref_=wl_share
Ginnie's House will receive $1.00 from each draft sold on the Giving Tap during the month of December and all proceeds benefit the children they serve. December is definitely a child-friendly month, but it's not like that for some. Together we can help make a child's future safer, brighter and more fun!
Ginnie’s House in Newton is our Giving Tap recipient for December!
What do they do:
They coordinate services for victims of abuse and they work closely with the prosecutor’s office...
Handcraft: Oktoberfest / Forgotten Boardwalk's El Gato
Recipient: Chess For Charity
The recipient of November's Giving Tap is Chess For Charity, a non-profit 501c3 organization in Sparta run by three young brothers, Akshat (20 yo), Ayush (17 yo), and Aneesh (15 yo), and they simply enjoy the game of chess! Between the three of them, they have over 20 years of experience in playing and they have won various state and national chess championships!
To spread their love for the game, they started providing summer camps for kids in 2017. When COVID hit and they witnessed the long lines at the local food banks that were also struggling for resources, they decided to use their love for chess to do good for the community and started Chess For Charity. Since then, they have been offering 1:1 and group chess lessons (virtually and in-person), organizing fundraisers, and hosting USCF-rated chess tournaments for charitable causes. These tenacious young men have donated over $10,000 to the Sparta food bank, The Ramapough Lunaape Nation, Ginnie's House, Project Self Sufficiency, WGirls, Wish Upon a Child, Newton/Morristown Hospital Nurses, and an International Rescue Committee for Ukraine Refugee Relief.
Chess For Charity will receive $1.00 from every draft sold on the Giving Tap during the month of November with proceeds going to a cause near and dear to the brothers' hearts. Proceeds from the Giving Tap will be donated to the Ramapough Lunaape Nation Indians, a local Native American tribe who have been struggling to survive due to poisoning of their water supply brought about by corporate negligence. In the past, the Iyer Brothers did host a fundraiser for them, but, the community continues to face hardships. This year, the majority of their harvest at their Three Munsee Sisters Medicinal Farm in Andover was wasted due to bad weather and excess rainfall. Chess for Charity is determined to continue to raise money for them in order for them to achieve food sustainability.
The Iyer brothers would like to sweeten the donation by challenging our guests to a game of chess! Who would like to try to beat one of them?! It's $5 to play and if you win, you receive a $20 Krogh's gift card on the spot. If you lose, the $5 goes into the donation pot. There will be a time clock and basic rules will be followed, like picking your choice of black or white, if there is a draw, your money is refunded and the timebox to the game is 15/15 minutes or faster as per chess rules. Games will be played in the dining room from 3-5:00 pm on November 6th and 20th only. Anyone who wins will also get their bragging rights circulated on our social media, with permission, of course. So come on down and give it a shot on November 6th and November 20th! What have you got to lose?
The recipient of November's Giving Tap is Chess For Charity, a non-profit 501c3 organization in Sparta run by three young brothers, Akshat (20 yo), Ayush (17 yo), and Aneesh (15 yo), and they simply enjoy the game of chess! Between the three of them, they have over 20 years of experience in playing and they...
Handcraft: Steve Lawton's Kolsch / Oktoberfest
Recipient: The Fund Racing Alliance
Our Giving Tap recipient for October is The Fund Racing Alliance, a non-profit organization that utilizes running as an avenue to fight a growing mental health crisis. This organization was established in 2020 when isolation and fear struck our world. Their mission is to enhance physical, mental, and community stability by strengthening its foundation with stronger selves. Exercising regularly is an easy way to relieve daily stress and anxiety. They believe that we can make a big difference when we focus on ourselves and inspire those around us. Here is a statement from their founder:
"Regardless of the terrain, when I am running I feel free! It has been a healthy outlet for daily stress and is often the time when I accomplish my clearest thinking. Every spring, I challenge myself to a race and commit time every day to getting my body and mind healthy. It was not long after I started to prepare for the extensive training my 2020 goals would require that I realized it may be a long time before my next race. Along with everyone else in the world, I had to significantly alter the experiences that fulfill my life. I wanted to stay connected with my community while making an impact in it. On a peaceful run down an unlined road, I had a vision. Today, I call that vision The Fund Racing Alliance. An alliance is a mutually beneficial relationship. We are all facing challenges individually so why not face them together? The proceeds from your registration fee, along with the donations made on your behalf from people who support you, will go to charity. You can make a difference in the lives of others, while simultaneously helping yourself. Daily exercise releases endorphins, triggering a positive feeling in the body. They create a reduced feeling of stress and depression. Running, walking and jogging are all healthy reasons to get outside every day."
The Fund Racing Alliance encourages you to give running a try and running just so happens to coincide with the 17th annual Krogh's Turkey Trot held on Thanksgiving morning! See what an impact endorphins can have on your life by signing up for the Trot's Fun Walk/5K (kroghsturkeytrot.com)! See what a difference you can make in your stronger self and your community because proceeds benefit the Sparta Education Foundation! Then practice running with Fund Racing Alliance outside of Krogh's on Sunday, October 8th at 12 noon! We are calling all beginner or experienced runners and even walkers! Just come out and exercise together, run with this group, and make some new friends! An added benefit, as if you needed more, is that you can receive 10% off your food bill at Krogh's Restaurant & Brew Pub when you show your server your Krogh's Turkey Trot sign-up confirmation with the date of registering AND the date of your Krogh's visit being the SAME!
So run with Fund Racing Alliance and then join us for lunch and a Giving Tap beer! This non-profit will receive $1.00 from every Kolsch, our German lager, sold on the Giving Tap. This very drinkable lager was brewed with an image of the Cathedral in Cologne, Germany posted in our brewery, as tradition would dictate when brewing a kolsch.
Our Giving Tap recipient for October is The Fund Racing Alliance, a non-profit organization that utilizes running as an avenue to fight a growing mental health crisis. This organization was established in 2020 when isolation and fear struck our world. Their mission is to enhance physical, mental, and community...
Handcraft: Steve Lawton's Kolsch
Recipient: The Weekend Bag Program, Inc.
The Weekend Bag Program, Inc. is a kid-founded and run 501(c)3 nonprofit created to provide students going home from school over the weekend with food and hygiene they otherwise wouldn’t have. The program runs the full 10-month school year and the students in the program receive a Weekend Bag each week. The program is designed to be anonymous so as not to add any additional stress on the student. A school liaison identifies which students would benefit most from receiving a Weekend Bag and then lets The Weekend Bag Team know how many bags are needed. The bags are left with the school liaison to distribute to the students participating in the program.
The Weekend Bag Program, Inc. is entering its 8th year and is currently running in 20 schools throughout Sussex County. They will be starting the school year with over 200 students receiving a Weekend Bag each week during the 10-month year. To date, the Weekend Bag Program has supplied over 135,000 meal items to students throughout Sussex County.
The Program has two types of bags:
The Full Weekend Bag consists of 8 meal items (2 breakfast, lunch, dinner and 2 extra meal items), a canned vegetable, a fruit cup, 2 fresh apples, 2 drinks, 6-8 individual snack items, and 2 full-sized hygiene items that alternate each week.
The Hygiene Weekend Bag consists of 2 full-sized hygiene items and 6-8 individual snack items. Hygiene Weekend Bags go to the students who are homeless and this year they have around 50 students in need.
This weekly undertaking requires a lot of work and a lot of products! Krogh's will donate $1.00 from every draft sold on the Giving Tap during the month of September to The Weekend Bag Program and 100% of the donation will go towards food and hygiene items that get put into the bags each and every week. Of course, you must be 21 or older to purchase a beer and you must always drink responsibly.
Interested in doing more? The Weekend Bag Team needs full-sized hygiene products to jump-start the beginning of the school year! They need toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner and body wash, and we have a tote in our front vestibule set up to collect these donations throughout September! Simply drop them off the next time you stop by Krogh's! Every little bit helps!
Interested in doing even more? Consider a monetary donation! Sponsor one bag for $17 and that is for one week only! Sponsor a student for $68 and that will last for one whole month! Please see their website (www.weekendbagprogram.com) for donation options!
Thank you for your support! Cheers!
The Weekend Bag Program, Inc. is a kid-founded and run 501(c)3 nonprofit created to provide students going home from school over the weekend with food and hygiene needs they otherwise wouldn’t have. The program runs the full 10-month school year and the students in the program receive a Weekend Bag...