For Beer's Sake: Maine Brewshed Alliance Launch Party
Oct
19
4:00 PM16:00

For Beer's Sake: Maine Brewshed Alliance Launch Party

Clean water, great beer. Luckily in Maine, we have both! That’s why the Maine Brewshed Alliance, a coalition of craft brewers and the Natural Resources Council of Maine, is working to protect the #1 ingredient in beer – water.

Join us for a party at the Zoo to celebrate the Maine Brewshed Alliance with live music, raffle items, and giveaways! We’ll also be debuting our short film “For Beer’s Sake”, produced by Shipyard Brewing Company and featuring a number of brewery partners and our friends at Sebago Clean Waters. And of course, we’ll have beer on tap from several Brewshed Alliance breweries!

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River Clean Up with Mast Landing
Oct
5
10:30 AM10:30

River Clean Up with Mast Landing

Great beer relies on clean water - so join Mast Landing Brewing Company and the Maine Brewshed Alliance to improve the health of our local waterway with a river clean-up!

Meet us at Mast Landing at 10:30 on Saturday, October 5th. We'll provide the necessary materials and head out in teams to pick up trash along the waterway. After wrapping up, join us in the tasting room to enjoy a beer on us and learn more about the Maine Brewshed Alliance's efforts to keep Maine waterways clean.

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Conservation Celebration with Congresswoman Chellie Pingree
Sep
16
5:00 PM17:00

Conservation Celebration with Congresswoman Chellie Pingree

Join us on Monday, September 16th from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Hidden Cove Brewery in Wells to thank Congresswoman Pingree for her leadership in supporting the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

The Land and Water Conservation Fund has conserved land and created outdoor recreation opportunities in every county across the country – including iconic public lands in Maine like Acadia National Park, the Allagash Wilderness Waterway, the Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge, and Sebago Lake. Despite this, the program has been chronically underfunded, and has only received its full funding amount twice in its 54-year history. Congresswoman Pingree has been a tireless advocate for the program and has paved the way for a bill to ensure permanent, full funding. Come join us to thank her for her support and ask for her help getting the bill over the finish line!

Cash bar, light refreshments will be served. 

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Side By Each Special Beer Release!
Sep
5
6:00 PM18:00

Side By Each Special Beer Release!

Join us at Side By Each Brewing Company as they release their special watershed brew in support of Lake Auburn, which provides drinking water and water used for brewing to the Lewiston-Auburn area. 

What: Special beer release of a Mexican Lager called "Lago Castaño" (Spanish for "Lake Auburn")
Date: Thursday, September 5th  
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Side By Each Brewing Company, 1110 Minot Ave, Auburn, ME 04210
RSVP at the Facebook event here.

The average beer is more than 90 percent water, and the characteristics of the local water supply, like the pH, mineral content, and purity, are central to the quality of each brew. Lake Auburn is one of the cleanest sources of drinking water in the country—so clean that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted the Auburn Water District and City of Lewiston Water Division a waiver from filtration. This allows the two agencies to keep costs down for their customers. But to keep this waiver, the water quality must remain exceptional.

The Maine Brewshed Alliance and Lake Auburn Watershed Protection Commission will be there to talk more about the importance of clean water in the brewing process, efforts to keep our water clean, and how you can be involved. 

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Watershed, Brews, and Beer
Jul
31
5:30 PM17:30

Watershed, Brews, and Beer

Come join in on raffles, prizes and of course, beer! Learn more about Maine’s water quality protection efforts with the Maine Brewshed Alliance and the Lake Auburn Watershed Protection Commission.

The Lake Auburn Watershed Protection Commission provides clean drinking water for the Lewiston and Auburn area by maintaining the quality of the water through education, outreach and watershed management efforts.

Baxter Brewing Co. opened in 2010 in the iconic Lewiston Bates Mill. They were the first brewery in New England to can all its beer and have continued to produce craft beers that embody the grit, determination, and passion of Maine.

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Gose Release at Tributary Brewing
Jun
6
5:00 PM17:00

Gose Release at Tributary Brewing

Tributary Brewing is releasing Gose, a beer they traditionally make with sea water from Brave Boat Harbor in Kittery. $1 for every 12 oz pour and 4-pack purchased of Gose all day on June 6th will be donated to the Maine Brewshed Alliance.

NRCM Staff Kristin Jackson will be at Tributary Brewing on June 6th from 5 PM to 7 PM to talk about the Maine Brewshed Alliance and our efforts to protect clean water. The first 20 people to arrive will receive a free Maine Brewshed Alliance pint glass.

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National Drinking Water Week
May
5
to May 11

National Drinking Water Week

We’re excited to support our partner, Sebago Clean Waters, in their brewery collaborative for national drinking water week. See below for more info, and find a full schedule of offerings at participating breweries here.

Visit a local brewery to learn about the connection between forests, water, and beer

Much of the land that drains to Sebago Lake is covered with forest.  These forests act as a filter, naturally producing exceptional water quality. Yet only 10% of this forest is conserved – meaning development could eventually cause lower water quality and higher water treatment costs.  A new effort called Sebago Clean Waters (SCW) is underway, linking the community to forest conservation – to protect our water, wildlife, and way of life.

Dozens of local breweries rely on this water, too. Beer is 90% water; delicious beer begins with outstanding water. Select Maine Brewshed Alliance members are collaborating with PWD, SCW, and Loon Echo Land Trust to provide beautiful slideshows and information in tasting rooms at various times throughout the week. Staff from these organizations will be available to answer questions at some locations.

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Apr
24
5:30 PM17:30

Clean Water Happy Hour and Live Music

Join the Maine Brewshed Alliance at Oxbow Brewing during Earth week to say “cheers!” to clean water! We’'ll have a raffle for some Brewshed Alliance swag and Oxbow beer and an opportunity to take action in support of clean water.

Stick around for live music by the Homegrown Residency starting at 7:00 PM.

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"Love Your Planet" and "Pale Blue Dot" Earth Day IPA release!
Apr
20
11:00 AM11:00

"Love Your Planet" and "Pale Blue Dot" Earth Day IPA release!

Join us at the Thirsty Pig in Portland to release a collaboration between Foundation and Orono Brewing in honor of Earth Day! Orono Brewing is releasing “Love Your Planet” and Foundation is releasing “Pale Blue Dot.” The beers and event will donate a portion of proceeds to Sebago Clean Waters and the Maine Brewshed Alliance. Come drink some tasty beer in honor of clean water and learn more about how you can be involved to protect the resource that makes such great beer.

RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2062138797188406/

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Allagash Brewing Company's Spring Greening
Mar
30
11:00 AM11:00

Allagash Brewing Company's Spring Greening

Find the Maine Brewshed® Alliance at Allagash Brewing Company’s Spring Greening event! In addition to Allagash’s fresh beer (couldn’t forget that), local organizations including NRCM and the Maine Brewshed Alliance will be setting up in their tasting room to help you learn more about their efforts to keep Maine green. We’ll have Maine Brewshed Alliance swag and will share the importance of protecting clean water for Maine’s craft beer industry.

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