Photo via Riverkeeper
It’s citrusy, a little floral, with strong hoppy tones – and it’s a new way to help the environment, all while enjoying a nice, cold beer.
Each pint of a new Imperial IPA-style beer sold will benefit the waterway watch-group, Riverkeeper in a first-time partnership between an environmental group and a commercial brewery.
Mmm, hoppy. Photo via Riverkeeper
WAMC Northeast Public Radio: Two Westchester breweries — Peekskill Brewery and Elmsford-based Captain Lawrence Brewery – were partners in brewing the first-of-its-kind collaboration beer to benefit Riverkeeper. Michael Benz is Peekskill Brewery’s Brewery Ambassador. He says it’s the first time his brewery has become involved in brewing for a cause.
“We figured if it’s going to be any cause it should be this one specifically because water is at the heart of what we do,” says Benz.
An online campaign opened the naming-of-the-brew up to the public, drawing hundreds of votes for the winner from finalists like Clean River, Estuary, Save the Hudson, and Watchdog.
Riverkeeper Photo via WAMC Public Radio
The winning name? Lucky Sturgeon IPA
There’ll be tastings at Captain Lawrence Brewing Co., September 26 and at the third-annual Hudson Hop and Harvest festival on the Peekskill waterfront October 4.
Read more from WAMC Northeast Public Radio and Riverkeeper here…
by Mai Armstrong for Working Harbor Committee