The 99 Bottles® community is vast — it starts local and reaches worldwide, just like our beer selection. There are causes that move us, and there are nonprofit organizations that need help raising money thru fundraising auctions. As a small family owned and operated business, we do what we can to help strengthen the community.
Washington State Laws and 99 Bottles policies answer your questions
Can I serve alcohol at my nonprofit event? Yes, if properly licensed.
Will you make a donation to my nonprofit auction? Yes, if you’d like to participate in our co-donation program.
Can I sell raffle tickets for my beer basket? Perhaps; review Washington State’s restrictions.
Will you donate beer for my event? No, it is unlawful for us to donate alcohol.
Can I order beer from 99 Bottles? Yes, check out our information on case and keg orders.
Will you discount beer for my event? Yes, we’ll give you 5% off brewery packaged cases. If you’re a 99 Bottles Club member, you save 10% on brewery cases and kegs!
Causes that move us
When Japan suffered from earthquakes, followed by a devastating tsunami, our hearts went out. As a result, 99 Bottles pledged to donate 100% of the gross profits from sales of Japanese beers over a five-day period (March 11-15, 2011) to the American Red Cross Japan Earthquake & Pacific Tsunami Fund. And our customers responded, buying 78 bottles of Japanese beers, for a total of $118.17. Additional funds were contributed by 99 Bottles, for a total donation of $200.
Our co-donation program for nonprofit auctions
99 Bottles receives hundreds of requests each year from nonprofit groups for money and/or product donations. Though our hearts are wide, our pockets aren’t deep. Thus, we created the 99 Bottles Co-Donation Program for Nonprofit Auctions, where the organization and/or its supporters pay a minimal amount toward the basket’s preparation and contents. This program allows nonprofit organizations to have a showcase item for their auctions, while allowing 99 Bottles to show support for the community.
How it works
- Nonprofit auction supporter/committee visits 99 Bottles to pick up an order form. The completed form must be returned to 99 Bottles with a minimum of 3 weeks in advance of the auction’s need-by date.
- 99 Bottles prepares the basket; we select the items included in the donation (and beers, if upgraded). The organization is then notified the basket is ready for pickup/purchase.
- 99 Bottles posts a photo of the basket on its facebook page to promote the organization and its event.
To-date, the City of Federal Way United Way Campaign’s basket raised the most money, bringing in over $500. Most organizations have reported raising $120-165 at auction for their brewerania basket + beer upgrade, $45-70 with brewerania only. Because the brewerania-only baskets often auction under retail value, 99 Bottles strongly encourages beer upgrades — bidders reward organizations for a bit of instant gratification!
Who we’ve helped
AFIFI Shrine Yacht Club
American Cancer Society Relay for Life
Auburn Moutainview Booster Club
Aviation High School
Beta Psi Sorority, Gamma Delta Chapter
Browns Point United Methodist Church
Boys & Girls Club of King County
Camp Fire USA
Cascade Cup Homebrew Competition for Childhaven
City of Federal Way for United Way
Coastal Conservation Association, SeaTac Chapter
Covington Lions Club
Decatur High X-Country
Enterprise Elementary School
Evergreen Lutheran High School
Federal Way Ducks Unlimited
Federal Way Parks & Recreation Inclusion Programs
Federal Way Public Academy
Federal Way Reign
Fife High School Booster Club
Fife High School Scholarship Foundation
Glendale Lutheran School
Greater King County Police Activities League
GreenSOX Baseball Club
Greyhound Pets of America, Greater NW Chapter
Hyada Park Orthopedic Guild
Lakota Band Booster
Meeker Citizens of the World Student Exchange
Mothers & Others, St. Vincent’s Parish
MuscleCars4Kids.com for Seattle Children’s Hospital
New Horizon School
Norpoint Soccer Club
NW Sarcoma Foundation
Northpoint Cooperative Preschool
Nyland Family Memorial Fund
Parametrix for United Way
Parrot Heads of Puget Sound
Resurrection Lutheran Church
Roach Gymnastics – Reaching for Gold Booster Club
St. Charles Borromeo School
St. Francis Hospital
St. Theresa Catholic Church
St. Vincent de Paul Parish
Scleroderma Foundation, Evergreen Chapter
Seatttle Breast Cancer, Team KMPS
Seattle Junior Tamburitzans
Sequoyah Middle School
Shared Housing Services
Soroptomist International of Federal Way for St. Francis Hospital and Girls, Inc.
Spring Valley Parent Association
Susan G. Koman Race for the Cure
The Symphony Guild for Seattle Children’s Hospital
Visitation Catholic School
Wapato Co-op Preschool
Warrior Sports Team
Washington Beer Lovers (WABL)
Washington Premier Football Club
Water for People
The Women’s Club of Federal Way
The Zoo Society
I need a basket donated now! Can you help?
Sorry, orders must be received a minimum of three weeks in advance, no exceptions. This allows us to effectively plan our monthly schedule. Because we’re a small business, basket assembly days are donated to the causes — and are days away from our normal business operating tasks.
I didn’t plan ahead and need help selecting items to build my own basket. Can you help?
Should you need assistance picking out beers to build a basket on your own, we’re happy to select a popular selection of craft and/or import beer on your visit to 99 Bottles. You’re welcome to include any customer-complementary coasters, postcards, and beer publications that may be available. As for a container, consider purchasing a cooler or ice bucket from a local hardware or sports shop. 99 Bottles also sells glassware, bottle openers, and gift cards to round out your contents.
Will you discount items for my nonprofit organization?
We strive to keep our pricing competitive and as low as possible to remain viable in the marketplace. 99 Bottles offers discounts on full brewery packaged cases (5% general; 10% to 99 Bottles Club members) and kegs (10% to 99 Bottles Club members). Brewery cases and kegs both require advance order.
Can I order baskets to give to employees and high-stake donors?
Sorry, no. The “99 Bottles Co-Donation Program for Nonprofit Auctions” is for just that — nonprofit auctions. Should you want to assemble gifts for your nonprofit’s employees or high-stake donors, we’re happy to assist with beer selection. Cheers!