During the 2008 world hops shortage, the Samuel Adams brewery shared 20,000 pounds of their excess hops with 108 different craft breweries, at cost, to help prevent them from going out of business.
German monks living off nothing but beer during Lent felt guilty because it tasted so good. So they brought the beer to Rome for the Popes approval of the practice. But on the journey it went bad. Pope tasted it. Pope hated it. Monks were allowed to have it for Lent.
Arthur Guinness was an exceptional individual who used the money he made from brewing to help relief of the poor, abolish dueling, promote literacy, and provide this workers with a higher standard of living.