But perhaps the biggest indicator of the couple’s willingness to partner is the constant outreach into the nonprofit community. Kinderhill Brew Lab hosts fundraisers, parties, and even drag shows, donating portions of their beer sales to various charities close to their hearts.
Featuring a different charity each month, Hill and Kinderman donate 10% of sales each Thursday and spotlight local charities like the PRIDE Community Center, which provides resources for LGBT+ community; the Down Syndrome Association of Brazos Valley; Brazos Valley Food Bank (bring canned goods and get discounts or free beer); and national nonprofit The Trevor Project, the world's largest suicide prevention and mental health organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth.
“We want to bring attention to and normalize things,” says Kinderman. “We want people to feel comfortable and see themselves represented here.”
The ambitious couple is even looking to expand. “Unfortunately, right now we’re too small to be able to sell to bars, restaurants or somewhere like Kyle Field,” laments Kinderman. “We need to be able to bottle or can our beer instead of just serving on tap.” They are looking for a larger, or second location, and have plans to branch out to Houston or Austin.
Despite the size restrictions, Kinderhill Brew Lab is going strong, a thriving business firmly rooted in the local community and doing its part to keep the social fabric of Bryan healthy and vibrant. “We are happy to be in this community and brewing beer makes us happy every day. We are privileged and grateful that this community has supported our dream.”
Kinderhill Brew Lab is open Thurdays and Fridays from 5-9 p.m., Saturdays from noon-9 p.m. and Sundays from noon-5 p.m. Find the current week’s lineup of flavors on Facebook, Instagram or www.kinderhillbrewlab.com.