Hops for Humanity


April 16, 2018 Event

Our next event is at Manny's Ale House on Monday April 16,  2018, at 7:30 p.m.  Their address is 683 St Charles Road, Elmhurst, IL 60126.   They are located less than one-half mile west of Route 83. Parking is available on-site, as well as a lot just to the east.  Manny's Ale House is a beer-oriented restaurant/bar that focuses on local Midwest beers and creative cocktails.

Manny's Ale House

Beer for the event will be provided by Capital Brewery.  Capital Brewery is a brewery in Middleton, Wisconsin, USA. Founded on March 14, 1984, by Madison, Wisconsin entrepreneur Ed Janus, it is in a former egg processing plant.[1] The company first began production in spring, 1986, and now produces over 20,000 barrels of beer annually. It produces 24 distinct beers, of which nine are annuals, five are seasonals, and ten are limited release. Most are made using the strict Reinheitsgebot guidelines.

You can learn more about their beers on their website. We look forward to tasting them at our upcoming event!  

Here are a few links with information about Capital Brewery.


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Winter 2018 2017 Event winner

Little City

A warm congratulations to winning charity, Little City, presented by Hops for Humanity member John Jevitz.  Little City is dedicated to serving children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities by providing the best options and opportunities to live safely, learn continuously, explore creatively and work productively throughout their lifetime.

We are grateful for the presentations from Nilesh Reshamwala for Allow Good and Don Woznica for Community Health as our two other nominated charities.  Please support these organizations as they align with your personal charitable goals!

Thanks to Pints in Elmhurst for hosting our January event  and

Seery Athlone for providing their craft beer. 

Be sure to check out all of our previous winners on our Charity Page!


Pictures on our Media Page!

New Local Charity Membership option

Local Charities may now directly join Hops for Humanity! What does this mean for you?

  • Just like all our members, your charity must commit to an annual (4X) membership
  • You may designate one your members to represent you by attending and participating at our quarterly events
  • Charity members may elect to rotate your representatives to allow different members to participate at our various events
  • Your representative should be prepared to present your Charity to the Hops for Humanity membership if your Charity is selected
  • If you'd like to increase your odds, sign up for multiple memberships and encourage your members to join, as well!

Everyone Votes!

All paying attendees (guests)will be able to vote for the nominated charities.  

After 12 events, we have raised $122,500 for 12 well deserving local charities. 

Join us at our next even to experience the incredible feeling of selecting a local deserving charity that can receive up to $10,000!  At each event, our prior event winner presents how they are using our funds to make a difference in their organization. Remember 100% of attendees $100 donation has gone directly to the winning charity! 

Bring along your spouse, family members and friends!

*Nomination of charities is still only available to committed Hops for Humanity members.  A committed Member is an individual that commits to paying for four consecutive events. 

Raise up to $10,000.00 for your favorite local charity while drinking beer!

Hops for Humanity is looking for committed members to nominate their favorite qualifying charity to win up to $10,000.00 at our next event at Pints in Elmhurst, on Monday January 15,  2018, at 7:30 p.m.   Beer will be provided by Seery Athlone Brewing Company.

Membership and charity guidelines can be found on the following pages of our site:

  Membership    Charity Guidelines

See you then, and cheers!

Patrick T. Sheehan | Founder

What is Hops for Humanity?

Hops for Humanity is a group of dedicated local men and women who gather together four times a year to raise money for greater Chicagoland charities while drinking unique craft beer from local breweries. Hops for Humanity is a 501(c)(3) charity recognized by the IRS, and is a simple and fun way to raise money.

Hops for Humanity members gather quarterly at a local restaurant or brewery to select and benefit a local charity. Our goal is to recruit a minimum of 100 members, with each member committed to donate $100 at each event. Once membership is achieved, a winning charity will receive a minimum of $10,000. Multipied by four events per year and, Hops for Humanity members will donate a minimum of $40,000 annually to local charities!

Your donation is completely tax deductible and, will make a big difference to local charities. Importantly, you will get to taste unique or reserve beer from a brewery that you may have never heard of before. All in the company of local members who are focused on doing good in the community. Our meetings will be brief , lasting approximately 1.5 hours. Of course, you are free to stay after the meeting and enjoy the company of your fellow Hops for Humanity members.

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When you donate $100 to a charity, you wonder if you're making a difference. But when 100 people donate $100 at the same time, they raise $10,000  for a worthy cause. That's impact.

No volunteering, no telemarketing, no event planning, no silent auction donations to solicit. Simply a great way to give back right in our own community. Come join us

Upcoming events

April 16, 2018 7:30 PM • Manny's Ale House


  • You want to help those in need, but cannot personally commit a lot of time or resources;
  • You want to increase the dollar impact of your own generous contribution by pooling it with others; 
  • You want virtually 100% of your donation to go directly to local charities.

And all you need to do is give $100 and one hour of your time four times a year.

Join us

Welcome to Hops for Humanity


 Good Beer. Doing Good.             

Est. 2014                                   

Address: 314 North York Road, Elmhurst, Illinois 60126

Email: hopsforhumanity@gmail.com

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