The brewery’s animal advocacy efforts don’t stop at yoga. Sanctuary also operates a mini animal sanctuary a couple of miles away from the brewery, where there are currently five cats, two dogs (Harry and T-Bone), five chickens, and a pig named Oliver. Recently, they also hosted a two-legged lamb named Duck, who dropped by the brewery for a meet and greet. “We have fostered literally hundreds of animals here on the farm, all funded through the brewery,” McDonald says. “In our first two years of business, we have made thousands of dollars (close to 10k) for animal rescue groups.” The brewery also hosts Adoption Wednesdays, during which people can hang out and drink beer while meeting adorable dogs and puppies, and a monthly Pup Crawl in partnership with Southern Appalachian Brewery (dogs from Blue Ridge Humane parade down Main Street, visiting potential puppy parents at the breweries).
If you can’t make it out to the brewery but still want to donate to Sanctuary’s efforts, visit their crowdfunding site.