Whales for Wishes

Whales for Wishes 2023 took place on October 8 at Resident Culture Plaza Midwood. With your help, we raised just under $20,000 for Make-A-Wish!

The 9th Annual W4W took place on October 8, 2023 at Resident Culture Plaza Midwood!

Whales for Wishes

W4W is an annual bottle share and rare beer raffle benefitting Make-A-Wish. Since 2015 we’ve over $302,000, enough to grant 47 wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions.

2023 Bottle Share

The infamous W4W bottle share took place on October 8, 2023.

Resident Culture Plaza Midwood

2023 Online Raffle

The Online Rare Beer Raffle runs November 1-16, and is open to anyone in the world, 21 or older.


Whales for Wishes 2023

On October 8, 2023 we’ll be gathering at Resident Culture Plaza Midwood for the 9th annual Whales for Wishes bottle share benefitting Make-A-Wish!

On October 8 we’ll gather at Resident Culture Brewing in Plaza Midwood for our annual bottle share benefitting Make-A-Wish!

Like previous years, we will have in-person and online rare beer raffles to enter.

VIP Tickets will go on sale August 23, and General Admission tickets will be available on August 30!


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. Each year Whales for Wishes has 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. 

Don’t miss our announcements!

Sign up for the Whales for Wishes newsletter to get notified when the raffles go live! We also have a habit of doing “bonus giveaways” to subscribers.

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.


MAW Central & Western NC

2178 E. Tremont Ave.

Charlotte, NC 28203


+1 (415) 307-6027


Whales for Wishes 2022

This year we were finally able to gather at Resident Culture South End for the 2022 W4W Bottle Share, and raised just over $42,000 for Make-A-Wish!

After a two-hear hiatus, we were finally able to gather in-person again for the W4W Bottle Share! Thanks to all of you, we raised just over $42,000 for Make-A-Wish – enough to grant 6 wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions.

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