Brewers have become a big part of their local social fabric and often use their products to do right by their communities.\r\n\r\nSome of these are ongoing exchanges, like the Dos Californias Brewsters project, a cross-border collaboration between female brewers in Mexico and California; all proceeds from beers produced under the label fund scholarships for women in partnership with the Institute of Technology in Tijuana.\r\n\r\nThe Pink Boots Society is a national nonprofit group that promotes collaborative beers regularly, with profits going to sponsor scholarships and programming.\r\n\r\nThese five beers and programs below offer a taste of partnerships for good.\r\nEl Lagarto Ale\r\nYazoo Brewing Company\r\nIn 2017, this Nashville brewery teamed up with musician Elizabeth Cook to brew this beer to benefit the Music Health Alliance, a nonprofit that provides musicians with health insurance, healthcare resources and more.\r\n\r\nThe wheat beer, spiced with coriander, orange and lemon peel, and finished with sea salt, has been produced ever since. It\u2019s released every \u201cHeal the Music Day,\u201d which the alliance celebrates each October.\r\nBaykeeper IPA\r\nAnchor Brewing\r\nThis brewery is synonymous with San Francisco and involved in a number of area causes. To produce this beer, Anchor partnered with local nonprofit San Francisco Baykeeper, which patrols the waterway to stop polluters.\r\n\r\nThe patrol boat is featured on the label, and Anchor says that a portion of sales will help fund the group\u2019s efforts. It incorporates local malts for an assertive yet soft ale that\u2019s hop forward and offers aromas of papaya, orange zest and lime.\r\n\r\n\r\nFargo Original Lager\r\nFargo Brewing Company\r\nIf craft beer was once seen as the industry\u2019s underdog, it only makes sense that some brewers would want to help actual dogs. Fargo Brewing has put photos of pups from a local shelter on cans of its Original Lager to help promote pet adoption.\r\n\r\nMany breweries like Fargo are pet-friendly spots, so this pairing is only natural.\r\nKing Of Cascadia Porter\r\nPike Brewing Company\r\nBrewers are passionate about clean water. After all, without it, there\u2019s no life on this planet, let alone beer.\r\n\r\nIn Seattle, Pike Brewing collaborated with co-op PCC Community Markets in support of a mutual nonprofit partner called Long Live the Kings, an environmental group that works to save salmon habitats. The result is this porter, which actually pairs nicely with the fish.\u00a0\r\nAles for ALS\r\nMultiple Breweries\r\nIn 2013, Cheryl Hanses Smith and her husband, Mike Smith, a fourth-generation hop farmer, created a program that provides a special hop blend to brewers across the country, all for a good cause. Proceeds from beer sales made with this blend benefit a nonprofit biotech firm that works to cure Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig\u2019s disease.\r\n\r\nThe hop blend is created and donated by Smith\u2019s Loftus Ranches and YCH Hops, and it\u2019s sent to more than 200 brewers around the world. For each pint sold, $1 is donated to ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI). Nearly $3 million has been collected to date, and the family has a goal to include 300 breweries in all 50 states.