North Carolina brewers collaborate to help pets in need

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Rescue and shelter animals are a big part of our lives. We currently have two shelter cats, and have had others in the past – that mean the world to us. So it hit close to the heart when we learned that a group known for its collaborations will team up in February to help spread some love to animal shelters and rescues statewide.

Brew To The Rescue will team up fifteen North Carolina breweries with a local shelter for a competitive but friendly fundraiser to be held the week of February 5-9.

Each brewery will feature its own fundraising page, and designate an organization to receive those funds. Fans of the beer world are encouraged to visit your favorite brewery's page and make a donation. Remember, any little bit helps to shelter and feed our furry friends.

The fundraising ends at 5 p.m. on February 9 – and the brewery that raises the most money wins. But of course we know the real winners are the animals. 

Winning breweries will be awarded prizes sponsored by local pet supply stores. Winning brewery's will receive awards such as 300 pounds of pet food donated to the shelter of their choice. One mountain area brewery will win $10 gift certificates for every member of its staff from Patton Avenue Pet in Asheville.

Here is the list of participating breweries and animal shelters:

  • 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

Or click here to a direct link to the NC Brewers Guild with links to all breweries donation pages.