Homebrew for Hunger Chapel Hill

The third annual Homebrew for Hunger festival will take place on November 16th at West End Public in downtown Chapel Hill. Presented by Fifth Season Gardening Co., this unique event allows the public to taste and learn about beer from local homebrewers and craft breweries. All proceeds will benefit PORCH, an all-volunteer, grass-roots hunger relief organization whose mission is to collect and distribute food to assist families living in poverty in the Chapel Hill and Carrboro community.

Homebrew for Hunger will feature over 60 beers from over 30 local home brewers serving a variety of their own beers including Sweet Potato Ale, American Cherry Wheat, Grapefruit IPA and more traditional saisons, IPAs, porters and ales, They will be joined by local craft breweries including Starpoint Brewing, Mystery Brewing, Steel String Craft Brewery, Olde Hickory Brewery and Carolina Brewery. For a complete list of participating home brewers and craft breweries with the beers they are serving, please visit www.homebrewforhunger.com/beer-line-up

The first two festivals featured sold out crowds and raised over $15,000 for hunger relief. Proceeds from Homebrew for Hunger 2013 will benefit the local charity PORCH which supports several local food pantries as well as efforts to get non-perishables and produce directly into the hands of area families and schools in need.

To raise additional money for PORCH Homebrew for Hunger will accept non-perishable food at the door and raffle off prizes from homebrew manufacturers and local businesses. Raffle tickets are available for $1 or festivalgoers can donate one canned food item to receive a free ticket (limit 3 tickets).

There are two sessions of Homebrew for Hunger, 12-3pm and 4-7pm. Tickets for both sessions are sold out online, and very limited hard tickets may be available at Fifth Season Gardening’s Carrboro or Raleigh locations. If any tickets remain, they will be available at the door on the day of the event for $25. Attendees must be 21 or older. West End Public is located at 462 West Franklin Street in Downtown Chapel Hill.

For tickets, more information and a continually updated list of brewers and beers scheduled to appear, please visit www.homebrewforhunger.com.