Hops for Hope


What is Hops for Hope?

Hops for Hope is a unique way for you to engage with Van Andel Institute’s outreach program, Purple Community. We partner with restaurants, breweries and bars who select a beer on tap to be their “give back” beer for a month long promotion. $1.00 from each pint of “give back” beer sold goes back to Van Andel Institute where 100% of the proceeds from the program benefit cancer, Parkinson’s and other neurodegenerative disease research.

Who Can Get Involved?

If you are 21 years or older, you can participate in Hops for Hope!

When does Hops for Hope Begin?

Hops for Hope is a yearlong program! The official Hops for Hope campaign begins on Sept. 1 and each location participates for a month long promotion. Many more locations to be announced soon!

December Locations

November Locations

October Locations

September Locations

Blue Water Grill – Grand Rapids, MI 
Bostwick Lake Inn – Rockford, MI
Cottage Bar – Grand Rapids, MI
J Gardella’s Tavern – Grand Rapids, MI
The Meanwhile Bar – Grand Rapids, MI
O’Tooles – Grand Rapids, MI
The Pyramid Scheme – Grand Rapids, MI
Slow’s Bar BQ – Grand Rapids, MI 
Tapistry Brewing Company – Bridgman, MI 

JW’s Food & Spirits – Grand Haven, MI

Pigeon Hill Brewing Company – Muskegon, MI
Grand Armory Brewing – Grand Haven, MI
Harmony Hall – Grand Rapids, MI

Rockford Brewing Company – Rockford, MI
Honey Creek Inn – Cannonsburg, MI
Beggars Banquet – East Lansing, MI
Saugatuck Brewing Company – Douglas, MI

Ready to HOP for Hope?

Download our Hops for Hope map

Hop to each of our Hops for Hope locations in a given month and order the give back beer to collect a stamp. After you have completed the map, snap a picture of it and send it to purplecommunity@vai.org by the end of the month to receive a code for a FREE Hops for Hope shirt.

Want your Hops for Hope shirt now?

Visit our Purple Community Store to get your hands on our Hops for Hope shirt and other great Purple Community merchandise!

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If you are a brewery, restaurant or bar and want to join Hops for Hope click here to download our program outline and contact Hannah for more information.

Hannah Acosta – Program Coordinator I