Local Craft Breweries Join Forces to Build Second Fort Collins Habitat Home “The House That Beer Built II”
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (June 13, 2016) – 12 Fort Collins breweries have teamed up to craft something that’s not beer. Black Bottle Brewery, CooperSmith’s Pub and Brewing, Fort Collins Brewery, Funkwerks, Horse and Dragon Brewing Company, Jessup Farm Barrel House, McClellan’s Brewing Company, New Belgium Brewing Company, Odell Brewing Company, Old Colorado Brewing Company, Pateros Creek Brewing Company and Three Four Beer Company are tapping their resources for “The House That Beer Built II” – a collaborative community initiative with Fort Collins Habitat for Humanity to build a home in partnership with the Beavers family.
“Homeownership is an opportunity we weren’t sure we would have after moving four times in the last five years. Being selected to purchase a Habitat home means financial stability and the ability to support our children in their future education and life aspirations.” said the Beavers family. “We can finally let go of our fear and begin working toward an abundant future for our family.”
The goal is to raise $100,000 for the Beavers family home. Each brewery will fundraise through various events February through August. They will build alongside the homebuyers onsite beginning in August.
Go West T-shirt Company donated the shirt and printing for the project. The Moot House hosted a matching fundraiser during the month of May benefiting the HTBBII. The Farmhouse hosted “Chicken & Givin’” in May and donated proceeds from their fried chicken platters.
The community can contribute by supporting these fundraisers, hosted by these generous Community Partners:
Mishawaka Amphitheatre – During June, $1 from every concert ticket benefits HTBBII
Wednesday, June 15, 6 p.m. the 25th Anniversary Dinner with Jax at New Belgium Brewing. Tickets available here.
Thursday, June 16, Black Bottle Brewery HTBBII Beer Release Party, 5 p.m.
Fort Collins Beer Week and Fortified Collaborations will be organizing a week of fundraiser events June 18 – 24 Fort Collins Beer Week. All details at FortCollinsBeerWeek.com
o Sat. June 18 – Brewers Olympics 12– 5 p.m. at Go West T-Shirt Company. Event details.
o Sun. June 19 – Brewer’s Brunch, 11 a.m.—2 p.m. at Black Bottle Brewery $15 includes brunch buffet and a beer. All dads get a FCBW pint glass and t-shirt
o Mon. June 20 – Tap and Handle—Style Tap Takeover, with a tasting of eight Northern Colorado IPA beers
o Tues. June 21 – Arcade Tap Slam at Pinball Jones, 7-10 p.m. Play favorite arcade games with brewers! Beer specials & some games free!
o Wed. June 22 – Illegal Pete’s Patio Party, B SCENE Patio Party and Geeks Who Drink
o Thurs. June 23 – Bowling with Brewers, 6:30 p.m. at Chippers College Lanes. Two hours of bowling and a pitcher of beer for $120/lane to benefit HTBBII There will be fun prizes also! Register your team at FortCollinsHabitat.org
June 28 Fort Collins Brewery- Community Pint Night $1 from Red Banshee pints goes to HTBBII
Wilbur’s Total Beverage will be matching donations in July
July 6, 5 p.m.- Mishawaka Concert at CSU Lagoon Concert series
July 14-15—Black Bottle Release Party
July 30- HTBBII volunteer outreach and fundraising event at New Belgium Brewing Company
Townsquare Media will be supporting this project with fundraising events and public service announcement throughout the project.
The community is also invited to volunteer alongside the craft breweries and Beavers family. Volunteers can sign up at www.FortCollinsHabitat.org.
The Beavers family will complete 500 hours of “sweat equity” helping to build the home, a basic tenet of Habitat for Humanity. They will also purchase the home and repay the no-profit mortgage, illustrating Habitat for Humanity’s objective to give families a “hand up” rather than a “hand out.”
The Beavers family moved to Fort Collins after experiencing the disheartening housing market of a Colorado tourist town. After hearing about Habitat and volunteering on-site, they agreed that this could be a great opportunity for them.
The home will be located in the Avondale Cottages a part of Ridgewood Hills neighborhood and is expected to be completed by winter of 2016.
Individuals who would like to contribute to the House That Beer Built II can make a donation at https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/fortcollinshabitat.
Fort Collins Habitat for Humanity is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seek to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope. Fort Collins Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing in the Fort Collins area and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all. www.FortCollinsHabitat.org.