The Brewshed® Alliance is a program designed to highlight the overlapping interests between the conservation and brewing communities. As water flows through a landscape, it picks up natural minerals that give it a distinct local flavor, however, it can also pick up pollutants that can be difficult to remove. Protecting wild waters also protects superior downstream beer – that is what we call the Brewshed Connection.
We work with over 60 different Brewshed Partners throughout the state to co-host events helping raise both funds and awareness for Washington Wild’s statewide conservation work. Our partners have played a critical role in reaching thousands of supporters and consistently raising over $25,000 of annual unrestricted funding to support our work.
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Breweries Advocating for a Wild Washington
Icicle Brewing Company in Leavenworth, WA one of our founding partners, is an example of the Brewshed Connection in action. The Alpine Lakes Wilderness protects Icicle Creek, the brewery’s pristine water supply; as a result Icicle Brewing Company’s owner, Pamela Brulotte, was one of the strongest supporters of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness Additions that Washington Wild helped get passed into law in December of 2014. The new law permanently protected over 22,000 acres of Wilderness and nearly 40 miles of Wild & Scenic Rivers.
Washington Wild works hard to find common ground among varied interests in defense of Washington’s wild lands and waters. Our Brewshed Program is just one example of what we call non-traditional conservation allies; people who may not be obvious advocates for environmental conservation, but have a vested interest in our work. Learn more about the diverse group of Conservation Voices who advocate for wild places by supporting Washington Wild. If you have questions about the program, want to volunteer, or become a partner please e-mail us.
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This year, Washington Wild was asked to help provide Washington based beer for a national congressional celebration on the permanent authorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) in Washington D.C. U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell championed the LWCF, therefore a Washington beer presence was a natural connection. We worked with Brewshed® Alliance partner Elysian Brewing Company […]
Today, Washington Wild coordinated a letter signed by 19 conservation, recreation and wildlife organizations to Planning Forester Mr. Quigcen Cai regarding proposed logging activities in the Canadian portion of the Upper Skagit Watershed. The organizations expressed their concern about the extensive logging in the Silverdaisy area at the headwaters of the Skagit River. Both the […]
WA Attorney General Bob Ferguson, Wildlife Advocate Ronni McGlenn, and Lucky Envelope Brewing to be honored
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington Wild Presents 2018 Wild Night Out Conservation Awards WA Attorney General Bob Ferguson, Wildlife Advocate Ronni McGlenn, and Lucky Envelope Brewing to be honored Seattle— Aug 21, 2018 —Washington Wild is proud to announce Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson, Ronni McGlenn, and Raymond Kwan and Barry Chan of Lucky Envelope […]