Brewing Solar and Hope
One Beer at a Time

Gizmo Brew Works  x  Southern Energy Management  +  Hope Renovations

We believe that businesses (and beer) can come together to be a force for good in the world. That’s why we’ve partnered with Gizmo to brew a beer with more than just hops!

Where It All Started

A few years ago we made the exciting move to our current SEM home on Triangle Drive in Raleigh, NC. What made this move even more exciting was knowing that Gizmo Brew Works was right next door. For the past number of years, Gizmo has been our home away from home – offering a relaxed space for our teams to collaborate during the day and connect at the end of one. 

As many of you know, we at SEM work hard and we play just as hard. With a team of avid beer enthusiasts who also have a passion for supporting our community and environment, it only makes sense to collaborate with our friends and neighbors at Gizmo on a beer (hopefully our first of many)!

We’ve gotten to know the awesome team at Gizmo well and couldn’t be more excited to partner with them on this brew. To top it off, we are crafting the ultimate trifecta by having our wonderful community partner, Hope Renovations, join the mix!  Proceeds from this collab brew will benefit Hope Renovation’s training program designed to give underemployed women and gender minorities the skills to enter the construction trades confidently. 

Keep reading to learn more about Hope Renovations, meet the brew itself, and get the official invite to our beer release party! 

A Mission to Inspire Hope

Based out of Carrboro, NC, Hope Renovations’ mission is to inspire hope in women and older adults for a joyful and fulfilling future. There are three focuses to this mission: empowering underemployed women and gender minorities to pursue living-wage careers in the construction trades, providing repairs and renovations that enable older adults to age in their homes, and filling a workforce shortage for trades employers with a new generation of talented tradespeople. 

Learn more about Hope Renovations 

Hope Renovations Partnership Logo

Partnering with Hope Renovations

Since 2021, Southern Energy Management has been proud to partner with Hope Renovations by providing building performance and solar training, job shadowing opportunities, and financial support! 

Learn how you can get involved

Hops, Hope, and Solar

Now let’s introduce the brew of the hour… drum roll, please…

Preview of the Rays of Hope beer cans from Gizmo Brewworks

Rays of Hope

We harnessed the best BS (building science that is!) and clean, renewable solar power from our neighbors across the street at Southern Energy Management to ensure sustainable flavor ’til the last drop. Topped with ample amounts of hope and empowerment supplied by our friends at Hope Renovations, the result is an easy-drinking summer ale with hints of orange zest and a finish that tastes like a better, brighter future. So, grab a beer with your neighbor, do good, and SHINE ON!

A portion of the proceeds from this collaboration brew will benefit Hope Renovations’ new evening construction trades training program for underemployed women and gender minorities.

This summer, Rays of Hope will be available on tap at all Gizmo locations and for purchase from Harris Teeter, Lowes Foods, Fresh Market, and bottle shops across the Triangle!

illustration of hands holding hops from Gizmo's Rays of Hope can

Party On!

To celebrate this limited edition brew release, we’ll be throwing a launch party at Gizmo’s Raleigh location on Friday, July 29th starting at 5 pm! Come out and celebrate with our team, Gizmo, and Hope Renovations! 

Grab a Pour - On Us!

If you are looking into shining with the sun, sign up for a free solar assessment at the launch party on July 29th and we’ll give you a voucher for a free beer 🙂 Or bring a friend to the launch party on July 29th as a referral, and you’ll both get a free beer (+ if your friend ends up going solar with us, you’ll get a referral bonus!)

Can’t make it? Our solar educators are always happy to chat! Fill out the form here to learn more about powering up with the sun.

Ready to Get Started?

Reach out to our project teams to share your goals and learn more!