“I’ve felt that I would have to choose between my military career or my career in the beer industry. Beersgiving shows me that my fight is bigger than me. Beersgiving inspires me to keep working hard in my lane. This does such great things by connecting people from all walks of life under two common bases.”
– Sergeant Peters (Army Sergeant & Head Brewer: Montgomery, AL)
“More often than not wholesalers or consumer sales trends dictate what an owner allows a brewer or chef to produce. This event breaks free from daily expectations and competitor comparison to showcase how impactful once in a lifetime experiences can bring value.”
- Danii Oliver (Navy Daughter & Brewery Owner: Fort Worth, TX)
“It is important to me to have real human connection. The type of get togethers that most people enjoy no longer serve me. Addiction and bad behavior are a turn off to me. I've always preferred a small dinner party to anything else. I want to be able to hold meaningful conversations. I want to be around children. I want to feel safe. This Beersgiving event gives me a chance to do all of that alongside my fellow Patriots. I’m tired of the gluttony surrounding Thanksgiving. I'm embarrassed by the behavior surrounding Black Friday shopping. Beersgiving allows me the honor of serving a group of people who have made sacrifices I respect, doing what I love to do, and finding the human connection I so desperately crave. ”
- Jenny the Queen of Beers (Airforce Daughter & Chef: Oakland, CA and Las Vegas, NV)
About the Presenters:
Eric Jackson, founder of Uncap Everything: Eric is a Richmond, VA based craft beer lifestyle experience leader dedicated to educating others on beer history and styles. Eric travels across the country as a beer journalist reviewing breweries and their beers, curating beer festivals and running Capsoul – a Collective, energetically assisting to diversify craft brewery taprooms while expanding palates through the platforms of speaking engagements, monthly podcasts, a print magazine and Hop Crawls.
Jenny the Queen of Beers, host of Beer Talk Radio: Jenny spends time in both Oakland, CA and Las Vegas, NV as a traveling chef. She has extensive experience in fine dining and corporate dining. Jenny’s specialties are whole animal butchery, Japanese, Northern Italian, Mexican, Classic American, BBQ/Smoking, and steakhouse cuisine. Jenny is known in two states for her humor, passion and her merciless ability to shine light on incompetence. She hasn’t been nick-named by her co-workers as “Beast”, “Yakuza” and “The Enforcer” for nothin!
Danii Oliver owner of Island to Island Brewery: Danii’s brewery taproom was named the most welcoming taproom in all of New York after years of grinding it out in the big city proving she could build a business on the pioneering concept of serving American diversity with a side of family. Danii is now expanding Island to Island into the Friendly state of Texas as an estate brewery with its own permaculture farm making this farm brewery better able to build on its mission – following the seasons & honoring family tradition – while crafting Indigenous American craft beer alongside non-alcoholic fermented beverages.
2019: Beersgiving beer and food pairing with Industry Professionals in support of Military Families
2018: Beersgiving fundraiser for Detainees at the Border
2017: Beersgiving celebrating They Who Brew (men of color you didn’t know were brewing beer professionally)
2016: Beersgiving fundraiser for Men’s Health with Movember
2015: Beersgiving celebrating Community Leaders in Flatbush, Brooklyn