StacheStrong is a 501(c)3 Not-for-Profit charity devoted to raising funds and awareness for brain cancer research. My brother, inspiration and co-founder, GJ, courageously battled Glioblastoma (GBM) for 25 months.  As if fighting an incurable disease wasn’t enough of a task, he was also focused on helping others in the brain cancer community; that’s the epitome of how to #LiveStacheStrong.  We have raised over $450,000 for Brain Cancer Research, including funding and launching 4 separate clinical trials/research grants. We continue to serve as a beacon of hope and support for families facing this dire disease across the globe.

Every May is Brain Cancer Awareness Month, which is of major importance to our family and organization to continually raise awareness and funds for this underrepresented space.  We’ve been brewing a collab beer with Oskar Blues the past few years and decided that with the success of that partnership, we could have a baseline and story to make this happen at breweries across the US.  We’ve coined the campaign #BrewStacheStrong and are aiming to have breweries take their stab at a S.M.A.S.H for Stache beer in support of our organization.  All proceeds we raise go directly to brain cancer research and we think this can be a major annual campaign in the beer community.   Together we ARE making a difference!

We are so excited to watch the brewery community come together across the country in support of our mission. The portion of the proceeds you agree to contribute will go directly to funding research to fight this currently incurable disease.  We wanted to share a few key points and next steps in preparation for this campaign.

  1. May is Brain Cancer Awareness month. Brew a “S.M.A.S.H. for Stache” (S4S) to be ready to serve in your taproom during the month of May
  2. Confirm your commitment and we will plan our social media campaign to raise awareness of your participation
  3. Provide a copy of your logo, website, social media handles and information about your beer for us to co-promote through our social media platforms
  4. Provide any digital content of your brewery / brewing process for S4S
  5. Let us know if you decide to can, bottle, or keg your beer for this campaign and the batch size
  6. Commit to a charitable contribution of a portion of your S4S sales to StacheStrong 
  7. Promote your participation in this campaign on social media ahead of and during May using #BrewStacheStrong #SMASH4STACHE and tagging @StacheStrong on all major social media platforms.
  8. Discuss #BrewStacheStrong and your involvement with other local breweries and friends in the industry to multiply the impact Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with any questions you might have.

Meet The 175+ Breweries That Have Already Joined the #BrewStacheStrong Campaign!




Oskar Blues in Colorado, Texas and North Carolina

Greenpoint Beer and Ale Co. in Brooklyn, New York

Upstate Brewing Company in Elmira, New York

Market Brewing Co. in New Market, Ontario, Canada

Holidaily Brewing Co. in Golden, Colorado

Diversion Brewing Co in Chemung, New York

The North Brewery in Endicott, New York

Angry Dad Brewing in New Jersey

Last Minute Brewing Co. in Scott, Pennsylvania

Midnight Oil Brewing in Newark, Delaware

New Sarum Brewing in Salisbury, North Carolina

Beer Tree in Port Crane and Johnson City, New York

Great Dane Pub and Brewing in Wisconsin

Water Street Brewing Co in Binghamton, New York

Dr. Brewlittle’s in Maple Shade, New Jersey

Social Fox Brewing in Norcross, Georgia

Mirror Image Brewing Co. in Frederic, Colorado

Wormtown Brewery in Worcester, Massachusetts

7 Locks Brewing in Rockville, Maryland

Mobtown Brewing Company in Baltimore, Maryland

Core3 Brewery in Clayton, New Jersey

Twenty-Six Acres Brewing Company in Charlotte, North Carolina

MAD Brewing Company in Medina, Ohio

Angry Fish Brewing Company in Lexington, South Carolina

Model A Brewing Co in Fort Mill, South Carolina

False Idol Brewing in North Richland Hills, Texas

Iron Gauntlet Brauhaus & Taproom in Killeen, Texas

Oddstory Brewing in Chattanooga, Tennessee

DeSteeg Brewing Co in Denver, Colorado

Maxline Brewing in Fort Collins, Colorado

Hiatus Brewing Company in Ocala, Florida

Point Ybel Brewing Company in Fort Myers, Florida

Salty Oak Brewing Company in Panama City, Florida

Big Lug Canteen in Indianapolis, Indiana

Ursa Minor Brewing in Duluth, Minnesota

White Birch Brewing in Nashua, New Hampshire

Scale House Brewery in Hector, New York

Brazos Valley Brewing Company in Brenham, Texas

Celestial Beerworks in Dallas, Texas

Funky Picnic Brewery in Forth Worth, Texas

Gilmer Brewery in Gilmer, Texas

67 Degrees Brewing in Franklin, Massachusetts

Wicks Brewing Company in Riverside, California

The Tank Brewing Company in Miami, Florida

Riverlands Brewing in St. Charles, Illinois

Whiskey Hill Brewing in Westmont, Illinois

ConfluxCity Brewing Company in Portland, Michigan

Stiggs Brewery & Kitchen in Boyne City, Michigan

Ferguson Brewing Company in St. Louis, Missouri

KettleHouse Brewing Co in Bonner, Montana

Baggs Square Brewing Co in Utica, New York

Third Eye Brewing Company in Cincinnati, Ohio

Oak Road Brewery in Summerville, South Carolina

Explorium Brewpub in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Five Wits Brewing Co. in Chattanooga, Tennessee

InterStellar Ginger Beer and Exploration Co in Alabaster, Alabama

Storybook Brewing in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Copper Brothel Brewery in Sonoita, Arizona

Valor Brewpub in Washington D.C.

Bugnutty Brewing Company in Cocoa, Florida

Hillsdale Brewing Company in Hillsdale, Michigan

Wrightsville Beach Brewery in Wilmington, North Carolina

La Crosse Distilling Co in La Crosse, Wisconsin

Straight to Ale in Huntsville, Alabama

Ghost Brewery Company in Bay Shore, New York

Great South Bay Brewery in Bay Shore, New York

Buried Acorn Brewing Company in Syracuse, New York

Hillenbrand Farmhaus Brewery in New Castle, California

Align Brewing in San Diego, California

Ocean Republic Brewing in Stuart, Florida

Homer Hops in Cortland, New York

Skeleton Crew Brew in La Crosse, Wisconsin

Transmission Brewing in Ventura, California

Bear Belly Brewing Company in Kings Beach, California

Boxing Bear Brewing Co in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Milepost 111 Brewing in Cashmere, Washington

Crue Brew Brewery in Raynham, Massachusetts

Mancos Brewing Company in Mancos, Colorado

Brues Alehouse Brewing Company in Pueblo, Colorado

Trim Tab Brewing in Alabama

Oasis Brewery in Denver, Colorado

HiDef Brewing in Los Angeles, California

Olde Mother Brewing in Frederick, Maryland

Sawbelly Brewing in Exeter, New Hampshire

Mastic Trail Brewing in Glenshaw, Pennsylvania

Auld Brewing Company in Borger, Texas

Young Blood Beer Company in Madison, Wisconsin

Mythic Brewing in Rocky Mount, North Carolina

Anthem Brewing Co. in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Granite Falls Brewing Co. in Granite Falls, North Carolina

The Levee Brewery and Pub in Valdese, North Carolina

Ghost Monkey in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

Half Day Brewing Company in Lincolnshire, Illinois

Paladin Brewing in Austintown, Ohio

Green Line Brewery in Canton, Georgia

Turning Point Beer in Bedford, Texas

Wrecking Crew Brew Works in Medina, Ohio

Vortex Alley in Ponca City, Oklahoma

12 West Brewing Company in Mesa, Arizona

Grand Central Brewhouse in St. Petersburg, Florida

Pareidolia Brewing Co. in Sebastian, Florida

Tripping Animals Brewing Company in Doral, Florida

Brother Chimp Brewing in North Aurora, Illinois

Dry City Brew Works in Wheaton, Illinois

St. Benedict’s Brew Works in Ferdinand, Indiana

Ebb and Flow Fermentations in Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Minglewood Brewery in Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Red Buffalo Brewing Co in Statesville, North Carolina

Eight & Sand Beer Co in Woodbury, New Jersey

Liquid Shoes Brewing in Corning, New York

Crooked Can Brewing Co in Hilliard, Ohio

North High Brewing in Columbus, Ohio

Vortex Alley Brewery in Ponca City, Oklahoma

Here & Now Brewing Company in Honesdale, Pennsylvania

Plankowner Brewing Co in Boiling Springs, South Carolina

Suffolk Punch Brewery in Charlotte, North Carolina

Taproot Brewing Co in Middletown, Rhode Island

State Street Brewing Company in Bristol, Virginia

Valley Brewing Co in Yakima, Washington

Golden Handle Project in Spokane, Washington

Kenosha Brewing Company in Kenosha, Wisconsin

Meiers Creek Brewing in Cazenovia, New York

Millwood Brewing Company in Spokane, Washington

Millennial Brewing Co in Fort Myers, Florida

Ormond Brewing in Ormond Beach, Florida

Alewerks Brewing Company in Williamsburg, Virginia

Colorado Mountain Brewery in Colorado Springs, Colorado

12 Gates Brewing Co. in Williamsville, New York

Baffin Brewing Co in Saint Clair Shores, Michigan

Reed City Brewing Company in Reed City, Michigan

Big Ditch Brewing Company in Buffalo, New York

Heroes Brewing Company in Rochester, New York

Daleview Brewery in Brooklyn, New York

Decadent Ales in Mamaroneck, New York

American Icon in Vero Beach, Florida

Badger State Brewing in Green Bay, Wisconsin

Prison City Brewing in Auburn, New York

Wicked Teuton Brewing in Oak Harbor, Washington

Ignite Brewing Company in Barberton, Ohio

TEN20 Craft Brewery in Louisville, Kentucky

Two Blokes Brewing Co. in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

The Englewood in Hummelstown, Pennsylvania

Crane Brewing Company in Raytown, Missouri

Working Draft Beer Company in Madison, Wisconsin

Well Crafted Beer Company in Lansdale, Pennsylvania

Juniper Brewing Company in Bowling Green, Ohio

The Distant Whistle Brewhouse in Vicksburg, Michigan

Maui Brewing Co in Hawaii

Palisade Brewing Company in Palisade, Colorado

Greywolf Brewing in Norco, California

Might Squirrel in Waltham, Massachusetts

Board Room Brewing Company in Arlington, Virginia

Crazy Uncle Mike’s in Boca Raton, Florida

Please reach out to join us in this campaign!


  1. Is StacheStrong a Registered 501(c)3 charity?


  1. Have we done this before?

Yes,we have partnered with Oskar Blues to do campaign brews for StacheStrong multiple times. They have expanded the barrel output of their StacheStrong beers each year to serve in multiple taprooms, resulting in raising thousands of dollars for StacheStrong.

  1. Can you use the StacheStrong logo in your Taproom or on your cans/bottles?

Yes, this is encouraged!  We will provide access to our logo for your beer.

  1. Have other breweries considered getting some or all of the raw materials for this beer donated by suppliers?

Yes, Oskar Blues has partnered with a local malt and hop supplier that donated their supply for their S4S charity brews.  It truly is a community effort.

  1. Can we help educate you on StacheStrong and Glioblastoma (GBM)?

Absolutely! We would love to spend 15 minutes or more educating you and your team on our story, charity, and the impact your participation will have. You can also view our 3 part documentary series to get a better sense of our mission.