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Pints 4 the Park


Last updated 11/9/2023 at 2:16pm

Over 200 guests gathered to celebrate the annual Pints 4 the Park, Anza-Borrego Foundation's annual fundraiser at the Steele/Burnand Anza-Borrego Desert Research Center on Oct. 14.

Guests enjoyed craft beer donated by Pure Project from San Diego, while listening and swinging to live music by Honky Tonk Trio under the stars. Scrumptious small plates by B-Side Catering (Pam and Tom, formerly Kesling's Kitchen), were enjoyed by all.

The Pure Project started back in 2013 when two friends were backpacking with other friends in the Rocky Mountains, and before they knew it, they were crafting the idea of opening a brewery together, which opened in 2014. They currently have three breweries and tap rooms in locations around San Diego.

All of the tap rooms have a distinctly different vibe while all being unmistakably PURE in origin. They strive to provide much more than just a place to grab a beer, but rather an unpretentious atmosphere to build community and friendships around shared passions for agriculture, the art of craft, education/learning and of course beer.

They have over 200 different beers crafted, and donated over $80,000 to non-profits.

This event unites both local and out of town Park supporters who come together to share their love for the Park.

Pints 4 the Park is a collaborative fundraiser to support the mission of the Anza-Borrego Foundation, the official nonprofit partner of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. They provide financial support for Park programs, acquire land for conservation in and around the Park, educate the public about the Park's resources and support research relevant to our region.

ABF's mission is to protect and preserve the natural landscapes, wildlife habitat and cultural heritage of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and its surrounding region for the benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations. ABF is the only nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.

ABF is the Cooperating Association for the Park, which means they raise funds to supplement a tight state park budget. They exist to ensure that individuals, corporations and governments value our desert for all of its unique characteristics. That's why they don't just advocate for and protect land, they approach conservation as a strategic process that leads to a greater understanding of and appreciation for California's dwindling wilderness. Their programs are interdependent and the root of their success. ABF sees Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and this region not just as a vast wild landscape for recreation and inspiration, but as a living laboratory and classroom, as well.

If anyone is interested in donating, visit

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