Beer lovers, here’s your chance to give back by drinking your favorite local brews: More than 20 Long Island breweries are partnering with Habitat for Humanity of Long Island’s “The House Beer Built” fundraising campaign.
Habitat and participating breweries are offering $50 cards redeemable for one free drink at each establishment – a value of more than $200. The Craft Brew & Spirits Tour 2023 cards will be valid from Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2023. Habitat’s goal is to sell 1,000 cards, and all proceeds will help the organization build an affordable home for a deserving family.
“The Greenport Harbor Brewing Company is proud to be a partner in the Habitat for Humanity project of The House that Beer Built,” says Rob Vandenburgh, founder of Greenport Harbor Brewing Company. “Whether it is a young couple starting out or an established family that is trying to meet the day-to-day expenses in an economically challenging world, we believe in the strength of a local community and support any initiative that will create safe and secure housing for those who live and work here. They are our neighbors and we are happy to help them build their own success story.”
Other participants include breweries located as far west as Oceanside and east as Westhampton Beach.
Here is a list of the participants:
1 W. Main St. Patchogue
Bellport Brewing Company
14 Station Rd. Bellport
Blue Point Brewery
225 W Main St. Patchogue
1 S. Chicago Ave. Bay Shore
Freedom Brewing Corp.
921 Lincoln Ave. Suite 3 Holbrook
Ghost Brewing Company
25 Drexel Dr. Bay Shore
Great South Bay Brewery
25 Drexel Dr. Bay Shore
Greenport Harbor Brewing Company
42155 Main Rd. Peconic
Peconic County Brewing
221 E. Main St. Riverhead
South Shore Brewery
3505 Hampton Rd. Oceanside
Spider Bite Beer Company
920 Lincoln Ave. #5 Holbrook
114 W. Main St. Patchogue
44 E. Main St. #48 Bay Shore
1010 Park Blvd. Massapequa
47-51 N. Village Ave. Rockville Centre
The Better Man Distilling Company
161 River Ave. Patchogue
The Brewers Collective Beer Company
1460 N. Clinton Ave. Unit N Bay Shore
Twin Fork Beer Co.
807 Raynor Ave. Riverhead
Uber Geek Brewing
400 Hallett Ave. Riverhead
Village Idiot Irish Pub
1487 Montauk Hwy. Oakdale
Village Idiot Pub
2811 Middle Country Rd. Lake Grove
8 East Main St. Patchogue
Westhampton Beach Brewing Company
220 Roger’s Way Ste. I Westhampton Beach
1940s Brewing Company
1337 Lincoln Ave. #1 Holbrook
On Dec. 22, Freedom Brewing Corp. in Holbrook will host a pre-holiday celebration with live music, $5 beer specials, and a food truck to help promote the beer cards benefiting Habitat.
“Freedom Brewing Corp. is so grateful for Habitat for Humanity of Long Island. We believe everyone should have access to affordable housing, regardless of their circumstances,” said Michael DiGregorio and Bob Gugliotta, owners of Freedom Brewing Corp. “So many people have situations that are beyond their control. A home is a necessity. Habitat for Humanity is a Godsend to many. They bring people together to help others.
“Isn’t that what it’s all about? We have the freedom to help one another and we are thrilled to be a part of something so wonderful! Cheers to Habitat for Humanity and all they achieved.”
For more information about the event or to purchase a card, visit habitatliny.org.