Thank you for thinking of us as you plan your event. Over the years, Fort Myers Brewing Co. has supported numerous nonprofits through various forms of donations. We take pride in helping out our local community as often as we can.
Please read the following guidelines before filling out our form.
We require 30 days advanced notice for all donations, though we typically give preference to requests further out.
We donate only to registered 501(c) organizations, and you will be required to submit a copy of your registration document.
We only sponsor events that we are legally allowed to: Florida law prohibits us from donating beer to unlicensed events. Any charity function held on public property such as a park or museum must have a temporary liquor license designated to the charity by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (or state equivalent agency) in order for us to participate. Events held in an already licensed premises such as a bar or restaurant must be open to the public and the beer must be furnished free of charge or without implied sale for us to donate. (In the case of the latter, we may still be able to participate in your event if our beer is purchased from a licensed distributor, but donation is prohibited.) More information on applying for and receiving this ODP license within Florida can be found here.
Because of the product we produce, we forgo events that are either directly tied to schools or by association benefit youth (aside from a few who have brewery family members involved). For example, adults might be playing in a golf tournament, but if funds raised go toward high school sports we have to pass.
We tread lightly around political, faith-based and other sensitive issues.
If you think your event follows these guidelines, please submit your request HERE. A representative of the brewery will contact you shortly. Note that due to the volume of requests, we process requests monthly. Please allow us 10 – 15 business days to respond to your request.