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Karlifornia Karl Strauss Distribution

sharing the beer for a good cause

For us, being in the beer business is about more than brewing the best craft beer in California.It’s about giving back to the community who has supported us over the last 25 years. We support more than 360 events each year, donating more than 2,500 cases of beer through our community partnerships and donations program. These events run the gamut between large festivals and street fairs to art exhibits and independent film festivals. As a brewery, we’re committed to supporting non-profit organizations that aid the arts, the environment, action sports, and independent music, while continuing to cultivate awareness and promote Southern California’s vibrant and growing craft beer community.

If you know of an event within these categories that could use some Karl Strauss beer or if you have the 411 on upcoming beer festivals, please let us know by submitting an online request below.

Want Karl at your next event? We need your info.

Please fill out the form below and we will get back to you.
Event Donation Application Below
Q: Can you donate beer to my organization if we don’t have a 501c3 or 501c6 tax ID #?
A: Unfortunately, no. The state of California requires that all beer donations be made to tax exempt organizations.
Q: Do I need a license to sell donated beer at my event?
A: Yes, the state of California requires that non-profit organizations acquire a 1-day license to sell alcoholic beverages. See application link above to apply for a donation.
Q: Do you donate merchandise and/or gift cards?
A: As a brewery, we’re committed to only donating our beer in support of non-profits.


The Fine Print Due to ABC laws, we are only able to consider Non-profit (501 C3) organizations. As a local company, we recognize the importance of community involvement and try to participate in the many charitable causes our communities and employees embrace.
Due to the number of requests we receive, we have established some guidelines to help us support a more selective list of activities that are mutually rewarding for our community and our company. We promise to respond to your request within 4 weeks. Requests must be made 6 weeks in advance of event.
For beer donation requests this form must be filled out entirely. If the form is not filled out entirely a delay may occur in our response. Thank you!