Our Quarter 2 Pints For A Purpose charity is Start Making A Reader Today

Happy Hour 4-6pm Monday – Friday in the Taproom


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 – SMART(Start  Making  A Reader  Today)

The program concept is simple: pair an adult volunteer with children for weekly one-on-one reading sessions. Volunteers model the joy of reading, while supporting the child’s efforts to read independently.

The intention of SMART is to positively impact literacy outcomes by providing early reading support, access to books and community engagement to in an equitable and inclusive environment for everyone involved.

The SMART program complements reading curriculum and instruction and is intended to build confident, lifelong readers who enjoy reading and use it as a tool for learning.

CURRENT PINT: BRU-1 Single Hop IPA


Past Charities
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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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