NELSON COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- It was an event three years in the making, but Ales for Animals finally hosted its first-ever charity benefit.

The event brought together beer and animal lovers alike, all to support and promote three local nonprofits: Almost Home Pet Adoption Center, Hope's Legacy Equine Rescue, and the Rockfish Wildlife Sanctuary.

Organizer Lynn Noland said these organizations are so deserving of the proceeds because of their dedication to animals.

"They're fantastic creatures and we're just supposed to be good stewards and these three organizations benefit animals that really have no voice,” she said.

Ales for Animals was held at the Blue Mountain Barrel House.

All the pups in attendance are up for adoption, so if you're interested in adopting, click here for more information.