Whales for Wishes 2020

Despite having to cancel the in-person bottle share due to COVID-19, we still came together and raised just over $117,000 for Make-A-Wish! Check out the update below.

The 2020 Bottle Share has been canceled.

Whales for Wishes 2021

Date and location coming soon

Whales for Wishes is an annual bottle share and rare beer raffle put on by TheBeerExchange.io that raises money for Make-A-Wish.

In 2020 we raised just over $117,000, and since 2015, have granted 34 wishes to children with critical illnesses.


Whales for Wishes 2020

There are plenty of ways to take part in Whales for Wishes and help us reach out goal for 2020. 

The 2020 bottle share is canceled.

The 6th annual W4W bottle share has been canceled due to COVID-19. Click the button below to learn more.


Enter the Online Rare Beer Raffle

Enter our rare beer raffle for a chance to win some of the most sought after beer in the world. This is open to anyone!

Sponsored by the Untappd Beer Festival

Make a cash or in-kind donation.

You can make a tax deductible donation directly to Make-A-Wish® Central and Western NC using our donation portal. If you want to make an in-kind donation please contact us directly

Become a corporate sponsor.

Contact us today to learn about what’s included in our various sponsorship packages, and become a lasting part of Whales for Wishes.


What is a bottle share?

A bottle share is an event where each person brings beer to open and share with other attendees. Shares can be spontaneous or planned weeks in advance, and they range in size from a few close friends to large gatherings. The 5th Annual Whales for Wishes will feature hundreds of bottles of rare and hard to find beers that will be opened and shared with the attendees throughout the afternoon. Additionally, we’ll be raffling off various gifts baskets, prizes, and rare bottles throughout the event. 


Our 2020 Sponsors

Resident Culture Brewing

At Resident Culture we brew hop forward IPAs and pale ales, lagers, barrel aged beers, and wild and spontaneously fermented ales. We work with local partners whenever possible to help grow the community of artists, creatives, and farmers.


BEX is an online craft beer marketplace and beer trading platform where you can trade for rare or hard to find beers and manage your personal beer cellar.

Untappd Beer Festival

Join us for the 2nd Annual Untappd Beer Festival on May 16th, 2020 in Charlotte, NC at the Bank of America Stadium. Choose from two sessions that brings together the best local brewers, a wide variety of beers, ciders, and other beverages, and a one-of-a-kind VIP experience!

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to print my event tickets?

Nope! We’ll have a list of names at the check-in table. Just bring an ID and we’ll cross your name off the list when you enter. If you purchase multiple tickets, you can tell us who to let in on your behalf.

Can I enter the raffle if I can’t attend the event?

Absolutely! The online rare beer baskets are open to online entries even if you can’t attend the event. We announce those a few weeks before the event, and draw the winner at Whales for Wishes.

Will you ship me the beer if I win the rare beer raffle?

You bet! If you enter the rare beer raffle baskets online and can’t attend the event, and we choose your number as the winner one of those baskets, we’ll ship you your beer for free.

Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding the event, sponsorship, or want to learn more about how you can help please don’t hesitate to get in touch.


Resident Culture Brewing

2101 Central Ave.

Charlotte, NC 28205


+1 (415) 307-6027


Whales for Wishes is an annual bottle share and rare beer raffle put on by TheBeerExchange.io that raises money for Make-A-Wish Central and Western NC. All logos, content, and images copyright Whales for Wishes 2019.