Ale in the name of love, Marquette County Habitat for Humanity and Kognisjon Bryggeri partner to make brew for fundraiser

MARQUETTE, Mich. (WJMN) – Friday was a brew-tiful morning as Kris Thompson, head brewer at Kognisjon Bryggeri does the job he loves. On this day, Kognisjon invited Marquette County Habitat for Humanity to watch them brew as they are making a special beer for Marquette County Habitat for Humanity’s upcoming fundraiser, ‘Beers and Bingo’ on Monday April 8 from 6-8 p.m. at Kognisjon Bryggeri.

“We’re doing like a classic Vienna Lager or Amber Lager, really,” said Thompson. “So it’s going to be easy and approachable drinking, but have like a little edge to it with a darker color, a little more toasted and biscuit kind of flavors from the mouth. Just a good accessible, balanced top profile on it.”

The partnership between Kognisjon and Habitat for Humanity is a glass act.

“Kognisjon has donated the space for us, first of all, which is humongous,” said Kristin Collins, Program Support Specialist, Marquette County Habitat for Humanity. “They donated the space for us to have 40 people come. Even though the bar will still be open, the brewery would still be open for other people. Anyone can come that day, but the space that they’re donating for us is a significant amount as well as brewing a beer for us. Then, every pint that is sold, one dollar is donated back to Habitat.”

‘Beers and Bingo’ event to raise money for Marquette County Habitat for Humanity

Funds raised from ‘Beers and Bingo’ go right back to Marquette County Habitat for Humanity for their programs like home repairs, home builds and building ramps.

“I feel you cannot be part of a community unless you are really helping everyone in that community,” said Collins. “Habitat helps everyone in this community. I feel in my heart that you probably know someone that Habitat has helped and and we want to continue to do that.”

Organizers are hop-timistic that this first of its kind fundraiser will be a success for the non-profit as tickets are going fast.

Tickets for admission are $20 ahead of time, which gets you two sets of boards. If you pay at the door on the day of the event it’s $25 for the same amount of boards. For $100, you get 10 sets of boards and a Habitat for Humanity swag bag.

You can purchase tickets by stopping at Marquette County Habitat for Humanity’s main office at 2354 US-41 in Harvey, or give them a call at (906) 228-3578.

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