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Brewshed AllianceThe Brewshed® Alliance is an outreach initiative designed to highlight the overlapping interests between the conservation and beer 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 and/or damaging to the downstream beer. Protecting wild waters also protects superior downstream beer – that is what we call the Brewshed Connection.

We work with nearly 40 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 non-profit work.

Photo Courtesy of NW Peaks Brewery

Photo Courtesy of NW Peaks Brewery

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.

Volunteers at Icicle Brewing Company, Photo Courtesy of WA Wild

Volunteers at Icicle Brewing Company, Photo Courtesy of WA Wild

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.

Become a Wilderness Advocate

Do you want to join our partners in becoming a Wilderness Advocate? Come volunteer with us as a Brewshed® Ambassador! You can also keep up on Brewshed happenings by checking out Brewshed News.

Nov 28 2016

One Hike, Two Hike(s), Red Hike, Brew Hike

Posted on Nov 28, 2016 in Brewshed, WA Wild Blog
One Hike, Two Hike(s), Red Hike, Brew Hike

Autumn is here and with it comes the sublime reds, yellows, and oranges of the seasonal changes. But in a sense, despite the falling leaves, fall in Washington is a sign of new beginnings. The thirst of the area’s trees, mosses, and shrubbery is being quenched by the persistent rain, bringing with it a wild […]

Nov 21 2016

The Other Side of the Table: Volunteering with WA Wild

Posted on Nov 21, 2016 in Brewshed, WA Wild Blog
The Other Side of the Table: Volunteering with WA Wild

When I approached a table at the Washington Cask Beer Festival last year (delicious Washington beer sample in hand), the most I expected was to snag one of the eye-catching stickers. A blue ribbon of clean water poured over jagged green peaks and into a frothy mug of beer. “WA Wild Brewshed® Alliance,” the sticker […]

Nov 15 2016

Protect Clean Water #GivingTuesday from Peak to Pint

Posted on Nov 15, 2016 in Brewshed, WA Wild Blog
Protect Clean Water #GivingTuesday from Peak to Pint

The media’s abuzz with Black Friday deals and Cyber Monday steals, urging you to partake in the craze that makes a weekend of giving thanks and spending time with family turn into a weekend of navigating hoards of bargain shoppers looking for the best deal. Sick of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday craze? Skip […]

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