Las Vegas Breweries Encourage Donations After Mass Shooting

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Just hours after a mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas left nearly 60 people dead, and more than 500 people injured, video cameras showed people forming long lines at area blood donation centers, wanting to help any way they could.

Breweries in the community are also reaching out.

CraftHaus Brewery in Henderson, Nevada, a Las Vegas suburb, handed out non-alcoholic beverages to people waiting in line at a blood bank Monday.

“It is amazing to see our community come together,” CraftHaus’ Wyndee Forrest tells “We are strong and we will come out of this even stronger and united.”

(READ: America’s Veteran-Owned Breweries Build Community, Honor Those Who Serve)

Big Dog’s Brewing Company in Las Vegas is offering a free beer to anyone who donates money or blood.

“Come in this week with your receipt from the donation and we will buy you a beer. No strings attached, just our sincere gratitude for your donation,” the brewery says on its Facebook page.

Banger Brewing says if you visit the brewery Friday and order a Morning Joe or El Heffe, all proceeds will be donated towards helping the victims of the attack.

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Wyndee points anyone interested in helping to a Go Fund Me campaign set up by the Clark County Commissioner. The donations will support victims and their families. As of Tuesday afternoon, the campaign has raised just shy of $4 million.

“We are real people who live, work and build a community in Las Vegas and are proud to call Nevada home,” Wyndee says. “We will also need to continue being a travel and tourist destination, so [I] encourage people to continue to visit.”

Our thoughts are with everyone touched by the tragedy in Las Vegas.

Jess Baker walked into a beer fest in 2010 and realized beer had come a long way from what her dad had been drinking since the 70s. She served as editor-in-chief of from spring 2016 to spring 2020, bringing you stories about the people who are the heartbeat behind U.S. craft brewing. She's a runner, a die-hard Springsteen fan, a mom who is always scouting family-friendly breweries, and always in search of a darn good porter. is fully dedicated to small and independent U.S. breweries. We are published by the Brewers Association, the not-for-profit trade group dedicated to promoting and protecting America’s small and independent craft brewers. Stories and opinions shared on do not imply endorsement by or positions taken by the Brewers Association or its members.