Five Durham Craft Breweries Partner with Habitat to Build a Home Out of Beer

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Heather Graham


Five Durham Craft Breweries Partner with Habitat to Build a Home Out of BeerWe CAN Build It

Durham, NC -  On Wednesday, February 10th, at 5:30pm FullSteam Brewery will host the release of We CAN Build It Round #2. Brewery owners and brewers will be there to share samples of the latest We CAN Build It specialty beers.

The We CAN Build It CANpaign (get it?) is all about local craft brewers giving back to the city they love. Durham’s five craft breweries - Bull City Burger and Brewery, Bull Durham Beer Co., Fullsteam Brewery, Ponysaurus Brewing and Triangle Brewing Company - have joined forces to create a series of 6-packs to raise the funds to build a Habitat for Humanity of Durham home. Each 6-pack contains five 32 ounce cans of specialty beer that is not usually available in cans and a Durham Habitat pint glass.

They’ll raise $50,000 to sponsor a Habitat home by releasing five rounds of 100 6-packs. Round #1 was release the week of Christmas 2015, Round #2 will be released February 10th at FullSteam, Round #3 will be released in June in partnership with The Durham Co Op Market, Round #4 will be released in September at Ponysaurus Brewing, and Round #5 will be released just before Christmas.

This unique partnership is a hit with donors and beer-drinkers! Quotes from a few supporters:

Ross said, "This is a great cause that is supported by the vibrant and cooperative craft beer industry. I'm proud to support affordable housing efforts and get a great reward for doing so. However, the best reward is knowing that I helped put a roof over someone's head."

Glenn said, “Beer and homes for good folks. Say no more!”

Travis said, “This is exactly how community businesses ought to be supporting the local community.”

 We CAN Build It

WHAT: We CAN Build It Round #2 Release Party

(Durham’s craft breweries are building a Durham Habitat home out of beer!)

WHEN: Wednesday, February 10, 5:30pm to 7:30pm


WHERE: Fullsteam Brewery (726 Rigsbee Ave, Durham)

 We CAN Build It

About Durham Habitat for Humanity (

Habitat for Humanity of Durham builds, repairs, and sells quality, affordable, and sustainable homes in partnership with people in need and communities that care. Habitat has broken ground on more than 320 homes in Durham since 1985. Families are selected based on housing need, ability to repay the loan in full, and their willingness to partner with Habitat.


Habitat Success Stories

Barbara is an elderly neighbor who suffers from COPD. Durham Habitat partnered with the Fuqua School of Business to replace Barbara’s roof and HVAC system. Barbara said,"I thank God that Habitat was able to fix my home because I was unable to do it for myself."