Meet Brian Wang and Epidemic Ales!

GLIDE sends a huge shout out to the Epidemic Ales family for participating as a Food and Beverage Sponsor of this year’s 7th Annual GLIDE Legacy Gala. We’re so excited to highlight their support, especially since one of their co-founders, Brian Wang, is also the Controller in GLIDE’s Finance Department!

Brian shares his GLIDE story below and answers our #topthree burning questions!


Q:        What does giving back mean to you and Epidemic Ales?

A:        Even during our planning stage, involvement in the community was something that was important to all of us. To be able to produce a quality product that makes us pro
ud and know it can help so many great causes out there is massively rewarding. The brewery is truly a product of passion as we all still hold our full-time jobs; we do this because we enjoy doing it. Since selling our first keg a year ago in August 2015, we’ve participated in over 20 charitable
events. We do as many as we’re able. It’s hard to keep up as we’re asked to participate in a cause at
least once a week.

Holly & Erin- SF Giants Beerfest

Q:        What do you and Epidemic Ales appreciate most about GLIDE?

A:        It’s often difficult to put GLIDE into words – GLIDE is so many things. It could also mean different things to different people depending on their own relationship with GLIDE. Officially GLIDE offers social services but in reality it’s much more; the organization is so dynamic that everybody is able to relate.

We want our awesome beers to be what draws people in initially but hope they’ll discover more. Erin- pink bootsThere aren’t many breweries that operate like we do, we have no employees – as owners we do everything. Customers can come to the taproom and talk to us, ask questions, see the equipment, ask for help on their homebrews. We’re happy to do this because we hope we can connect with everybody on some level. Beer is a great product that allows us to find common ground with most people.

Q:        GLIDE’s core values are outlined below. Our values inspire and guide our human service work. Is there one in particular that resonates with you, Epidemic Ales and your work in the community?

A:        Radically Inclusive: We welcome everyone. We value our differences. We respect everyone. There’s something so powerful about the idea that everyone is welcome. This value particularly resonates with us even though what we do is so different from GLIDE. As owner-operators of the brewery we love meeting people from all walks of life to share in the joy of beer. GLIDE is about acceptance, meeting people where they are, about community. That is meaningful to us, when people come to our taproom it doesn’t matter who they are or where they come from, we bond over love of beer. We are kid- and dog-friendly at the brewery and we made that happen because we believe that the beer culture is a community and community is the lifeblood of all small local businesses.

Try craft brews from Epidemic Ales at the GLIDE Legacy Gala this Saturday, August 13! Tickets are still available! 

Brian Wang is Controller in GLIDE's Finance Department and co-founder of Epidemic Ales.
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GLIDE Church invites you to stand up for smart, sensible gun control laws at the San Francisco March For Our Lives Rally on Saturday, March 24!
WHO: GLIDE Church. And YOU!
WHAT: SF March For Our Lives
WHERE: We will meet at GLIDE at noon and then walk over to Civic Center Plaza together as a group.
WHY: Our children should not have to live in fear of gun violence AT ALL, much less at school. Our teachers should not have to add "taking a bullet" to their job descriptions. We raise our voices in solidarity and demand a safer, more peaceful future for our children, our teachers and our country.
WHEN: Saturday, March 24. The rally starts at 1:00 pm, but we will meet at GLIDE at noon!
Additionally, we will make posters for the rally THIS SUNDAY on March 18 after the 11:00 am Celebration.
If you have any questions, please contact our beloved Rev. Angela Brown at
#ENOUGH #Guncontrol #gunsense #safeschools #parkland #columbine #LasVegas #marchforourlives  @womensmarch @womensmarchbayarea @momsdemand @gabbygiffords @100daysaction @bayresistance @glidefycc @kaye_foster @everytown On Wednesday, the children & teachers from GLIDE's Family, Youth & Childcare Center (FYCC) joined thousands of other students across the nation in the #NationalSchoolWalkout. Our FYCC teachers stress the importance of being community-minded thinkers and global citizens. Demanding #GunControlNow and safety in our schools is an important lesson for our kids, as well as a compassionate and powerful act of solidarity with the #Parklandhighschool students & all victims of school shootings.
Gun control is also a crucial advocacy issue for GLIDE — fighting for our children's education, well-being and their very lives is a direct application of our values and one of the most meaningful efforts to get involved in today.

Much love and support to FYCC and to all the young people across the country who raised their fists in defiance, resistance and mourning. We are with you.
@glidefycc @bayresistance @momsdemand @cityhallsf @100daysaction #keepchildrensafe #safeschools #banassaultweapons #forthekids #ENOUGH Children and teachers from GLIDE's Family, Youth & Childcare Center getting ready for a photo at today's #NationalSchoolWalkout. Our teachers stress the importance of being community-minded thinkers and global citizens. Demanding #guncontrolnow and safety in our educational institutions is an important lesson for our kids, as well as a demonstration of solidarity with the #parklandhighschool students and all victims of school shootings.
#enough #safeschools @janekim @momsdemand @kaye_foster @everytown @kamalaharris @wkamaubell @mchammer @feliciahorowitz @glidefycc kids and teachers on there way to City Hall for #nationalschoolwalkout to demand #guncontrolnow! @momsdemand @janetector @kaye_foster @everytown @janekim @andthelma @alissagrier @angelabrown17 @theonj3 @kamalaharris @nancypelosi

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