Pints for a Purpose



The program is a simple one, you drink beer and we donate to charity.

In 2013 local entrepreneur Luke Colvin was seeking a way to have a bigger impact in the community beyond his successful service based arbor business and Buoy Beer Company was born. The idea for Buoy Beer to have a positive impact on our community gave shape to the Pints for a Purpose program launched at the beginning of 2016. Every quarter our Community Involvement Committee chooses a non-profit to receive $1 for every pint of a specialty IPA ordered in our Astoria brewpub.


This Quarter’s Pint For A Purpose charity – The Alano Club

The Astoria Alano Club is a non-profit entity whose mission is to provide social support for people recovering from addictions. We do this by maintaining meeting space for support groups, hosting alcohol/drug-free social events, providing community education and delivering any other services and events as approved by the Board of Directors.

CURRENT PINT: El Dorado Single Hop IPA & Limeade Mocktail


Past Charities
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July – September 2018: Clatsop Animal Assistance  CAA
Served TBD rotating specialty IPA pints!
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Served 2054 Single Hop pints!
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January – March 2019: Clatsop Community Action
Served 2339 Single Hop pints!
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October – December 2018: Astoria Warming Center
Served 2345 of Single Hop pints!
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July – September 2018: Lunch Buddy Mentoring Program
Served 3,393 rotating specialty IPA pints!
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April – June 2018: VOCA CAMP
Served 3,558 Single Hop pints!
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January – March 2018:  The North Coast Food Web
Served 2118 Single Hop pints!
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October – December 2017:Friends of the Columbia Gorge
Served 2677 of Single Hop + $305 in customer donations!
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July – September 2017: Wigglin’ Home Boxer Rescue
Served 2872 rotating specialty IPA pints!
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April – June 2017: The Harbor
Served 2588 Single Hop pints!
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January – March 2017:  Oregon Fallen Badge Foundation (OFBF)
Served 1294 Single Hop pints!
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October – December 2016: Breast Friends of Oregon
Served 845 of Dragon Weisse & sold 187 Save The Buoys tees & sweatshirts!
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July – September 2016: Wildlife Center of the North Coast
Served 3133 various IPA pints!
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April – June 2016: American Cancer Society
Served 2470 Single Hop pints!
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 January – March 2016: North Coast Watershed Association
Served 1515 Single Hop pints!

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