The House That Beer Built
Crafting a Home and Hope
Celebrating their collaborative industry and shared community commitment, nine local craft breweries are teaming up to build a Habitat home in Longmont for and with the Reyes Family.
The breweries broke ground on the House that Beer Built in Summer 2016. Throughout the entire process there will be various fun events at each of the participating breweries that benefit the construction of the home. Your attendance and support will be crucial to this new project's success. This is your opportunity to drink beer for a good cause!
This project was first created in 2013 by Fort Collins Habitat for Humanity, in partnership with their local craft breweries. It was so successful and fun that they are now doing a second House That Beer Built with even more breweries engaged (as the industry just keeps growing in Northern CO)!
Meet the Reyes Family
Vicky put herself through school at Front Range Community College to obtain a License in Practical Nursing. She also graduated from the Family Self Sufficiency Program of Boulder County through which she learned about budgeting, finances, and homeownership. In these classes she learned about Habitat’s Homeownership Program. She had been searching for stable housing for some time but couldn’t find affordable options that seemed like a safe and stable place to raise a child.
As a future Habitat Homeowner, Vicky has been putting her big heart and perseverance to good use as she completes her sweat equity hours, building her home and her neighbors’ homes. She is very excited about all that she will learn in the process and about getting to know all her new neighbors!
“The most exciting thing about owning a home is having that stability I never really had in my childhood and being able to give that to my daughter. My excitement comes from being able to allow my daughter to have a home, a safe neighborhood, a room to herself, and the ability to create friendships by continuing in the same school [for her entire education].” --Vicky Reyes
Habitat Hefeweizen at Industrial Revolution Brewing Company
Our friends at Industrial Revolution Brewing Company brewed us up something special for House that Beer Built. From November 24th through the end of December the Habitat Hefeweizen is available at IRBC in Erie. $2.00 from every pint sold will be donated to Habitat and the Reyes Family! Enjoying beer never did so much good.