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Wasatch and Squatters kick off campaign for refugees

Squatters and Wasatch Brew Pubs present their Guilt-Free Desserts Campaign to benefit the International Rescue Commitee and the refugees we serve

Salt Lake City – (March 29, 2018) – Now for its 12th year in a row, Squatters and Wasatch Brew Pubs will be kicking off their Guilt-Free Dessert contest during the month of April in all their locations. This is a large-scale fundraising effort wherein 100% of proceeds from the sales of a $5 dessert will go to a local non-profit.  Last year’s efforts raised $25,000, this year’s recipient will be the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Salt Lake City.

“This fundraiser serves as a main pillar of our mission: connecting to, and giving back to, the community we’ve been a part of for over 30 years,” says Doug Hofeling, Chief Operating Officer. “We believe that in order to do good, you have to do well, and we choose to use our success to make a difference in the lives of people that may not have the ability to fully empower themselves.”

The IRC’s mission is to support refugees whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future.  As a company made up largely of immigrants and refugees, Squatters and Wasatch have chosen the IRC as this year’s recipients in an effort to reaffirm their commitment to compassion and diversity.

With the support of Nicholas & Company, who have generously agreed to donate all the ingredients for the dessert, this will stand to be one of the largest single donations from a restaurant group in Utah to a local non-profit in 2018.

In addition to the Guilt-Free Desserts, Squatters will bring back the Tempest-Tost Wit, brewed in solidarity with America's refugee and immigrant community.

About Wasatch & Squatters Pubs & Beers

In 1986, Greg Schirf opened Utah’s first microbrewery, Wasatch Beers and Brewpub in Park City. A few years later Jeff Polychronis and Peter Cole founded Squatters Pub Brewery, Salt Lake’s original brewpub, in 1989. Combining operations in 2000, the company currently operates five brewpubs and a tavern and distributes product in 19 states.