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Beer festival raises money for hunger relief

Posted November 14, 2012 1:17 p.m. EST

Homebrew for Hunger

Homebrew for Hunger showcases local, talented homebrewers and several well-known craft breweries in a festival made for beer lovers. The festival runs this Saturday in two sessions, and all proceeds benefit PORCH and its hunger relief efforts.

With a $20 advance ticket, festival-goers will be able to sample some unique beers, including a Mocha Jack Chocolate Pumpkin Porter, a Jalapeno Cream Ale, Grano’ale Toasted Oatmeal Stout made with homemade granola and a Chocolate Orange Stout.

Many craft brewers will be there too, such as Lone Rider Brewing Company, Aviator Brewing Company, Big Boss Brewing Company and Fullsteam Brewery.

Homebrew for Hunger will be at West End Public in Chapel Hill this Saturday in two sessions: one from 12-3 p.m., and one from 4-7 p.m. Tickets, if available, are $25 at the door.

There will be a raffle with prizes from homebrew manufacturers and local businesses. Tickets for the raffle are $1 or one canned food item.

PORCH, or People Offering Relief for Chapel Hill-Carrboro Homes, is Homebrew for Hunger's charity recipient. This volunteer-based non-profit group organizes grassroots efforts to feed the hungry in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro area. PORCH's plan of action is simple: on a specific day of the month, people in the neighborhood leave nonperishable food on their porches to be picked up by neighborhood coordinators. The food is taken from the porches, brought to a central facility and redistributed to local food relief agencies all within a few hours.

Where else can you help your community while enjoying over 70 different types of beer? The second annual Homebrew for Hunger hopes to see you there!