The passion that drives us forward is our relentless desire to uplift
those experiencing extreme hardships through a shared love of
Craft & Community.
Welcome to the Bottleshare family! Our commitment to the craft beverage industry reflects the creative, compassionate hearts and minds that make this community thrive. Through donations, events, and collaborations, the Bottleshare supports industry workers and families experiencing adversity outside of the workplace, reciprocating the love and strength that characterizes craft culture and the people that make it so special. When a fellow craft beverage worker is experiencing an emergency or extreme hardship, we not only want to help them financially, we want to lift their spirits, give them something to celebrate, and share our story in such a way that they feel their very own hope renewed. That’s why our approach to fundraising is rooted in what uplifts the Bottleshare and our incredible partners -- a love for craft beer, wine, spirits, and an even deeper love for the beautiful community to which we all belong. In this way, our passion unifies all of our various stakeholders, regardless of whether they’re partnering, collaborating, giving, or receiving.
Service before Self, People before Profits, and a Relentless Commitment to our Craft Community.
These are the Pillars on which we stand
This is the BOTTLESHARE™ way.
It all started January 6th, 2018.
I can't remember a single time in my life where I was resentful of a negative situation. I've always lived by the motto,
"I never lose. I either win or I learn."
That all changed the night I was struck by a drunk driver while on my way home after closing the Tasting Room at Dry County Brewing Company. I was left with severe neurological damage due to the Traumatic Brain Injury, the worst in the form of atrophy in several regions of my brain. I also experienced a plethora of physical injuries, & many other long lasting conditions. Recovery has been a slow and painful road. A year and a half later I'm still learning to live with "the new Christopher". It was the first time in my life I found myself asking, "Why me?". For as long as I can remember, I've been blindly driven by a selfless mindset, I've always put others before myself, and the majority of my life has been dedicated to spreading as much positivity as possible. I constantly found the silver lining in EVERYTHING. But this was different. This changed my life dramatically. I simply couldn't understand why all of this would happen… especially to me.
The day I decided to quit living my life as a victim
and started living my life as a SURVIVOR is the day everything began to change. Since then not only has my path become clear, but I feel led every step of the way. You see, I have an amazing family & support team that stepped in and took care of EVERYTHING for me so I could focus strictly on recovering. They've been incredible and I'm so unbelievably grateful, but it caused me to begin harboring feelings of guilt. Why was I blessed with the optimal environment to heal while so many others who have suffered far worse don't have anyone but themselves? That's why when Trey Sinclair approached me with the Lyft initiative promo video & Bottleshare idea, I was immediately all in. We now have the incredible opportunity to be that family & support system for those who wouldn't have it otherwise. Although I'm still in the process of recovering, I'm finding the truest form of healing in the idea of helping others who can't find it anywhere else.
I have a passion for life, and my purpose is to share it.
Founder & President
Bottle Share Inc is a Section 501(c) (3) charitable organization, EIN: 83-3207707. All donations are deemed tax-deductible absent any limitations on deductibility applicable to a particular taxpayer. No goods or services were provided in exchange for your contribution.