Puppy Kisses IPA: Scottsdale brewpub serves up suds for Valley’s homeless pets

Doug Ledger and his pup, Kendrix. (submitted photo)

Scottsdale resident and brewpub owner, Doug Ledger, has been a lifelong animal lover.

Therefore, it is not surprising to find Doug and head brewer, Brad Williams, whipping up a batch of Puppy Kisses IPA, with a little inspiration from the Arizona Humane Society.

As the founder and managing partner at Scottsdale Beer Company, an award winning microbrewery and top-rated restaurant in Scottsdale, Mr. Ledger has proven that a small, local company can become an overwhelming source of charity and giving back.

This holiday season, that charitable giving includes a limited edition Puppy Kisses IPA that will debut at a special launch party at Scottsdale Beer Company on Dec. 7.

In addition, 30 local bars and restaurants will also carry the brew with a portion of the proceeds going back to pets like Kendrix. Kendrix and his four siblings were born in AHS’ Mutternity Suites, a quiet and private area where pregnant moms can give birth prior to heading into an AHS Foster Hero home.

“It was important to me that I created an employee oriented culture that serves as a neighborhood hub for gathering, sharing, and creating community while also giving back,” Mr. Ledger said in a prepared statement.

After close to four years in operation, Scottsdale Beer Company is well on its way to achieving that vision, according to a press release. The brewpub has contributed more than $130,000 to Arizona charities, schools, military organizations, and non-profits since its inception, and regularly donates the use of their facilities for charity.

Mr. Ledger also serves on the board of Cortney’s Place Foundation, a local non-profit assisting members of the IDD community.
Scottsdale Beer Company has celebrated awards from Yelp, USA Today, Trip Advisor, the Brewer’s Association and the Arizona Craft Brewer’s Guild in recognition of its excellence in standards of service, quality beer and food, and charitable contributions.

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