The release of Good Grove Fruited Ale commemorates the Big Grove pledge to plant 400 trees in four years. The trees will be planted in the communities where we live, work, and play.
Creating a lasting environmental impact is central to our mission at Big Grove Brewery. Planting trees in these communities will increase tree canopy and biodiversity. Plus other benefits like carbon reduction, stormwater mitigation, and air quality benefits. Our investment in tree diapers helps ensures survivability by slowly releasing water to trees over time.
The Project So Far
This year so far, 30 trees have been planted in Iowa City. We aim to improve the quality of life by creating more green spaces and instilling an appreciation for the environment. Big Grove has 70 more trees scheduled to be planted in Des Moines and Cedar Rapids this fall.
pounds of co2 Avoided
GALLONS OF RUNOFF AVOIDED
DIFFERENT species PLANTED
Your support helps us continue our mission to revive our environment for future generations. Big Grove Brewery is excited to partner with Trees Forever to plant a tree, one for every employee!
For each Good Grove Tee Shirt purchased, Big Grove is donating $10 to Trees Forever.
Big Grove for Good
Giving back to our local community is central to our mission at Big Grove Brewery. We strive to be intentional with our “good giving” and have committed the majority of our charitable efforts to focus on three core categories -- Trees, Trails, & Water: The work to enhance our recreational green spaces, benefiting both our health and well-being and reviving our environment. Equity & Equality: Working towards a diverse and equitable community while being a good human to other humans. Our Backyard: Supporting local organizations that work to make our Johnson County community a better place to live, thrive, and have opportunity.
Swipe to read more about each of the 4 giving partners chosen for 2023.
IOWA CITY FREE LUNCH PROGRAM
The Free Lunch Program (FLP) began in January, 1983 with a simple mission to have an open door, a full plate, no questions asked. Over fourty years later, the program has grown to 900 volunteers serving a total of 30,177 meals in Johnson County. Over 90-percent of meals served included fruit and vegetables servings last year.
ICOR BOXING CLUB
Iowa City and Coralville's original boxing club (ICOR) continuously operated in the area since 2000. ICOR is a community boxing club where boxing is for everyone. ICOR has members as young as 5 up to people in their 90s. In addition to boxing training and competition, they are actively involved in the community hosting free workouts for non-profit organizations, like Big Brothers Big Sisters, UAY, and G!World.
CENTRAL IOWA SHELTER & SERVICES
In 2022, Central Iowa Shelter & Services (CISS) served over 2,000 people in need of an emergency shelter and over 100 people in our affordable housing. Our community kitchen program served over 165,000 meals to people living at the Mulberry Street location. CISS is committed to providing low-barrier shelter, meals, and support services at no cost to adults experiencing homelessness, while also facilitating their move towards self-sufficiency.
RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES OF CENTRAL IOWA
Ronald McDonald House (RMH) Charities of Central Iowa first opened its doors on August 29, 1981 and since has served over 17,000 families throughout Iowa, many other states, and countries. The Ronald McDonald House mission is to provide stability and resources for families in Iowa/across the nation who travel far from home to get the specialized treatment their child needs in Des Moines.