After seven years of hard work, the Alpine Lakes Wilderness Additions and Pratt and Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie Rivers Protection Act passed Congress! This legislation will protect over 22,000 acres of Wilderness and almost 40 miles Wild and Scenic Rivers. As a result clean water, native trout, world-class outdoor recreation opportunities, and downstream beer will all be protected now and for future generations.
To celebrate this important milestone and achievement years in the making, one of our Brewshed® Partners – Elliot Bay Brewing Company – has offered the beer and conservation communities a celebratory challenge: to raise $2,500 (we have made our Indiegogo goal $1,500 since we have additional internal methods to take donations) to support Washington Wild’s Brewshed® Alliance and our conservation work as a whole. When we meet this goal they will release a celebratory limited edition batch of beer, the Alpine Lakes Pale!
Donations totaling $2,500 or more will not only ensure the release of this batch but also support Washington Wild’s conservation work for the passage of Wilderness initiatives like Alpine Lakes. But there’s much more to it! Elliot Bay Brewing Company has offered to generously donate $1 per pint sold of the ENTIRE BATCH of Alpine Lakes Pale, which will be on tap at all three Elliot Bay Brewing Company locations (West Seattle, Lake City, and Burien). In addition, Country Malt Group and Hops Direct, LLC have both generously donated their product as an in kind donation that Elliot Bay Brewing Company will pass onto Washington Wild. And if that isn’t enough, Elliot Bay Brewing Company will host a release party on February 19, 2015 in the aptly named Cascade Room at their Lake City Way location to celebrate both achievements!
The Brewshed® Alliance was initiated in 2012 and since then has reached over 2,500 people with the impactful message of the Brewshed® connection: protected water makes superior beer. Our 28 brewery and beer community partners have joined us to help spread the word, but now they are challenging you saying, “It’s your turn to show that you received the message.”
We’ve seen unprecedented support of the Washington Brewshed® Alliance from the professional beer community. And now we are celebrating the designation of the addition to the Alpine Lakes Wilderness, which directly protect the water source for Brewshed® partner Icicle Brewing Company. This bill represents the quintessential Brewshed® connection, but it also represents a great opportunity: to celebrate a huge success for conservation and great downstream beer!
Help us raise $2,500 today with your tax deductible donation to show the community support of the Brewshed® connection and release the Alpine Lakes Pale in celebration of this great triumph!