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Wicked Weed Brewing Donates 5,000 Meals a Week to Its North Carolina Communities

Plus $50,000 in contributions

Erin Perkins is the editor of Eater Carolinas.

Asheville-based Wicked Weed Brewing and its restaurant Cultura are supporting the North Carolina community through its Beers That Build program. The initiative is a is a monthly series of beer releases of which $1 is donated from each pour at the brewery’s facilities.

The program officially launched in 2018 to benefit various non-profit organizations, and now it is being used as a response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Co-founders Walt Dickinson and Ryan Guthy have always been philanthropic minded, so the program made sense.

Since the coronavirus put many people out of work, Wicked Weed has donated $50,000 to North Carolina non-profits like One Buncombe, NC Restaurant Workers Relief Fund, and YMCA of WNC Community Emergency Response Fund.

Chef Eric Morris continues to make meals for the community through partnerships with Hickory Nut Gap Meats, Apple Brandy Beef, Chop Shop Butchery, US Foods and local non-profit organizations Food Connection and YMCA of WNC. Wicked Weed serves around 5,000 meals per week.

The organization recently brought in an anonymous $225,000 donation for its non-profit partners through social media. Interested parties can donate by emailing Community Engagement Coordinator Rachel Dudasik at

Wicked Weed Brewing [Official]
Cultura [Official]
Beers That Build [Official]
One Buncombe [Official]
NC Restaurant Workers Relief Fund [Official]
YMCA of WNC [Official]
Hickory Nut Gap Meats [Official]
Apple Brandy Beef [Official]
Chop Shop Butchery [Official]
US Foods [Official]
Food Connection [Official]