Beer to the Rescue now comes with more causes and more breweries


For the fourth straight year, it’s Beer to the Rescue. This year, though, the annual fundraiser has more supporters and more causes.

When it was founded in 2015 by Brandon Hernández, now Societe Brewing’s chief marketing officer, Beer to the Rescue was devoted to raising money entirely for the Lupus Foundation of Southern California. While Rescue is still dedicated to fighting that autoimmune disease, this year’s campaign will benefit numerous other causes. These include:

  • The Beer for Boobs Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Team
  • The Challenged Athletes Foundation
  • St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital
  • One More Wave, which helps wounded and disabled veterans surf

Rescue fundraisers are scheduled between now and Dec. 8. The next event is Saturday, when Benchmark Brewing will release its Hildegard Triple IPA at the brewery, 6190 Fairmount Ave., Suite G, in San Diego’s Grantville district.
This year’s campaign is supported by a record 42 county breweries, ranging from big players (Ballast Point, Stone) to little upstarts (Indian Joe, Savagewood). A complete schedule of Rescue parties can be found at