House that Brewers and Briess…are Building

Construction is well underway on the Greater Fox Cities Area Habitat for Humanity “House that Brewers and Briess Built.” Once finished, the house will be presented to a local family in need! For this project, Briess donated malt to six Fox Valley Wisconsin breweries who each crafted a specific beer to raise funds. McFleshman’s Brewing Co., Appleton Beer Factory, Lion’s Tail Brewing Co., Barrel 41 Brewing Co., Fox River Brewing Co. of Appleton, and Stone Arch Brewpub donated half of the sales from these special brews to Habitat to raise more than $10,000!

Left to Right
Ben Fogle – Appleton Beer Factory, Stacey Schneider – Briess, Matt Stubing – Barrel 41 Brewing Co., Rafael Laguna Castro & Norma Carlos-Gutierrez (Homeowners), Eric Henzel – Lion’s Tail Brewing Co., Amy McGowan – GFCA Habitat for Humanity Director of Development, Nathan Sharpless – Barrel 41 Brewing Co., Ryan O’Toole – Briess President & COO, Kevin Gostomski – GFCA Habitat for Humanity, Construction Supervisor

To encourage good stewardship and philanthropy in our communities, Briess allows 8 hours of paid nonprofit volunteer time annually to employees who can utilize this benefit to help build the house. Brewers and their crews have been donating their time as well and construction is moving along nicely. Habitat Senior Crew is on site every build day to lend their knowledge and a helping hand. Even if you have never constructed before, you will be given clear directions and assistance. There are still opportunities to pitch in for people of all skill levels — visit to learn more.

Building a foundation for families in need
— Greater Fox Cities Area Habitat for Humanity, House that Brewers and Briess Built.

In addition, many generous souls pitched a few dollars into the donation houses located at each of these extraordinary establishments; from these alone, $1,017 was collected — and a golf outing raffle raised additional funds. Thanks to the brewers and everyone who chipped in previously…please keep volunteering and giving when you can. You make the world a better place!

About Melissa Mosher

Melissa MosherMelissa has more than 15 years of Marketing and Communications Experience acquired from a variety of for-profit and nonprofit roles. Prior to Briess, Melissa worked for Kohler Co. as a Marketing Analyst managing affinity programs, vendor relationships, Sales and Marketing websites, and distributor newsletters. She also held a Marketing Specialist position at HSA Bank where she represented marketing in cross-functional communication groups and managed marketing campaigns. Prior to HSA Bank, she was Director of Admissions at a nonprofit artists’ community where she managed the residency program and application process, recruited applicants, managed grants, supervised chefs, and participated in strategic planning. At Briess, Melissa views marketing as a collaboration with the team and customers to find optimal solutions. She manages social media as well as the blog and creates multifaceted marketing collateral and communications.

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