The House That Beer Built
As soon as I heard that Habitat for Humanity for Boone County was doing The House That Beer Built, I was determined to get it. They do three builds a year. The Faith Build, The Women's Build, and, new this year, the House That Beer Built. I was telling everyone I knew that I wanted that home. When I first met with my budget coach, she mentioned that one woman really wanted that build. I laughed and told her that it was me.
I worked in the Indiana craft beer industry for a few years and I love craft beer. The craft beer community is a very tight knit one. It seems like everyone knows everyone else. When you visit a brewery, you're bound to see at least one person you'd met at an event or another brewery. Not only did I form relationships with other craft beer fans but also the owners and staff of the breweries.
The House That Beer Built is being funded by brewery fundraisers, hence the name. I know that owners of many of the breweries involved and they didn't know I was even applying for a Habitat Home. When I tell them that I was awarded the home, they look confused and then really happy. I think it's neat for them to personally know the person that their efforts are benefiting.
A handful of the people I met while being a bartender at Books and Brews, one of the participating breweries, are actually involved in getting breweries to participate. They have been encouraging me along the way while I was going through the process and are very excited that I am getting the home they have been working so hard to get funding for.
|Me and Bob... a friend I met at Books and Brews|