Fifteen Breweries Compete to Raise Funds For Local Rescue Shelters

EMBARGOED until February 5, 2018  


Raleigh/Statewide – A group known for their collaborations will team up in February to help collectively spread some Valentine’s Day love to animal rescue shelters statewide.


“Brew To The Rescue” will pit fifteen #NCbeer brewers against each other in a friendly fundraising competition, to be held the week of February 5th-9th.


Each brewery will have their own fundraising page, and designate an organization to receive those funds. Customers and fans will be encouraged to visit their favorite brewery’s page and make a donation.


The fundraiser ends at 5 PM EST on February 9th. The brewery who raises the most money wins the competition – but the real winners will be the animal shelters in our communities, with their mission of saving lives and finding homes for pets in need.


  • Bhramari Brewhouse (Asheville) / Asheville Humane Society
  • Birdsong Brewing (Charlotte) / North Mecklenburg Animal Rescue
  • Boondocks Brewing (West Jefferson) / the Grateful Dog & Puppies Under Protection
  • Crank Arm Brewery (Raleigh) / Wake County SPCA
  • Foothills Brewing (Winston-Salem) / AARF Winston
  • Fullsteam Brewing (Durham) / APS of Durham
  • Highland Brewing (Asheville) / Asheville Humane Society
  • Lazy Hiker Brewery (Franklin) / Appalachian Animal Rescue
  • Mother Earth Brewing (Kinston) / Lenoir County SPCA
  • Mystery Brewing Company (Hillsborough) / Orange County Animal Shelter
  • Pitt Street Brewing (Greenville) / Saving Grace 4 Felines
  • LoneTree Brewery (Fort Collins CO) vs. Sycamore Brewing (Charlotte) / Big Dogs Huge Paws
  • Raleigh Brewing Company (Raleigh) / Second Chance Pet Adoptions
  • Weeping Radish Farmhouse Brewery (Grandy) / TBD
  • NC Craft Brewers Guild (statewide) / Cause for Paws NC


The winning breweries will be awarded prizes sponsored by local pet supply stores:
  • Most funds raised will win 300 lbs of pet food donated to the shelter of their choice, sponsored by Unleashed in Raleigh & Wilmington;
  • Most donors mobilized will win a pet food donation to the shelter of their choice, sponsored by Four Dogs Pet Supplies in Charlotte;
  • The mountain area brewery raising the most funds will win $10 gift certificates for every member of their staff from Patton Avenue Pet in Asheville.


ABOUT NCCBG: North Carolina is home to 250+ independent craft breweries – more than any other southern state. The North Carolina Craft Brewers Guild is a not-for-profit 501(c)6 tax-exempt organization comprised of brewers, vendors, retailers and craft beer enthusiasts focused on promoting North Carolina craft beer.

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