WeldWerks’ Next Edition of 10K IPA to Support Local Family

WeldWerks Brewing Co. proudly announces the next iteration of their philanthropic 10K IPA series. At least $10,000 in proceeds from the sale of 10K IPA: House That Beer Built will be donated to Greeley-Weld Habitat for Humanity’s House That Beer Built program so that they can provide the Legawi family a home in Greeley. The beer will be available on July 9 at the brewery.

“We care about beer and we care about people. Affordable housing is a clear need in Weld County and a focal point for our Brewing Better Communities initiative,” says Roy Van Anda, WeldWerks Community Foundation VISTA. “We are both excited and grateful that Greeley-Weld Habitat for Humanity provided us a pathway to give back to the community with greater intentionality.”

The Legawi family, which consists of Aster and her four children, came to the United States from Sudan by way of refugee camps in Eritrea and Ethiopia; they have been living in Greeley for the last three years in a cramped two-bedroom apartment that is constantly in need of repair. The House That Beer Built program will provide a home for the Legawi family with space to grow as they eagerly await for Aster’s husband to join them in Greeley.

“The Legawis here in Colorado are incomplete,” says Anna Carr, Program Evaluation VISTA for Greeley-Weld Habitat for Humanity. “Aster’s husband, the children’s father, has been trying for years to leave Ethiopia and join his family. Aster says that in that situation it is hard to have hope, but the thought of being able to give her children a home that is theirs, and to have such a home ready for her husband to come home to—this gives her and her children hope. That is what this donation is doing for the Legawi family.”

Brewed with Citra, Strata and Idaho Gem Hops, 10K IPA: House That Beer Built will be available on July 9 at the Greeley taproom, with limited distribution across the brewery’s footprint, while supplies last. Check the brewery’s beer finder for availability.

WeldWerks launched its 10K IPA series last March with the UNITE edition to support the University of Northern Colorado’s efforts in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Programming. Every quarter, WeldWerks will donate at least $10,000 in proceeds from the sale of the beer to a rotating nonprofit partner. This summer the brewery hopes to provide a big impact on the Legawi family.

“Community Partners like WeldWerks are truly what make our work possible. By supporting our mission, they are making a family’s dream of homeownership come true. We could not be more grateful for their support,” says Lowrey Moyer, Senior Development Director for Greeley-Weld Habitat for Humanity. 

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