GREEN BAY (WCWF) -- Titletown Brewing Company hosted their 4th Annual Hoppy Hearts Brewfest, where patrons were able to drink craft beer and wine- for a good cause! Brewmaster Jed Petrie tells us about the event.
"Basically the idea is to get a bunch of breweries and a bunch of food vendors together this time of year, and get some people and hopefully they can have a good time with it and try something they haven't tried before. And if we can do that also benefit a really good cause then we're gonna do that."
A portion of ticket sales benefitted Golden House, the domestic abuse program and shelter in Green Bay.
"Well it just seems like a big issue in society today. Just a nice local company that does a really good job of taking care of people that really need help the most."
Different than most beer fests, they do something that's called "pins", which is an unfiltered naturally carbonated beer.. and allows brewers to make one-of-a-kind beers by using additional ingredients.
"It really is a cool kind of traditional way of doing things, and just being able to have up on the table, and basically you have a faucet that you pound into it and open it it up, is a really cool way to do it."
The event brings in breweries in the Green Bay and Fox Valley area. New to participating this year is the Appleton Beer Factory and Pet Skull out of Manitowoc.
"A lot of times starting at the beginning of the year we'll send out a letter and say - hey, we're looking and interested in your product at this event, and we do have a certain amount of proceeds that go to Golden House- so I know that's definitely a draw for people being able to help out a good cause on top of it. But most of them, it's a fun event and they like any opportunity to drink their beer as possible."
Golden House Primary Advocate Jordin Gegare, tells us about fundraising opportunities like this one.
" I think one of the big parts of fundraising is we're going to the people who are a part of the community. And Titletown is a big part of that, so our opportunity to reach out to them and to involve other community members and businesses is perfect for us and perfect for them."
Jordin says the importance of events like this is being able to connect with the community.
"This is the opportunity we have to bring our service and our awareness to them, and in-turn it's for the community to help support us in our mission."
A part of Golden House's mission is to bring awareness and education of domestic violence to those in the community. Jordin says by attending events like these, people are showing their support.
" I'm just genuinely grateful that people are interested. I think these are one of the topics that we as a society struggle with, because it's something that's so difficult to talk about. But the fact that people are willing to come together for it, and are willing to learn... that's the first step to making sure that domestic violence doesn't exist anymore."
For more information about Golden House, head to their website.