Greenfield, MA— The People’s Pint Brewery and the Connecticut River Watershed Council (CRWC) are partnering to raise awareness of the shortnose sturgeon with a new beer, the Shortnose Stout. The shortnose sturgeon are an endangered fish that live and reproduce in the Connecticut River. You can learn more about this fish at CRWC’s open house on Wednesday, March 16 from 4-6pm at 15 Bank Row, Greenfield and at People’s Pint uncorking celebration on Friday, March 18 from 4-6pm at their pub on Federal Street, Greenfield. Both events are free and open to the public.

“Brewing the Shortnose Stout, and working with the Connecticut River Watershed Council, is a great opportunity to make a real difference with the beer we brew here at The Peoples Pint,” notes Chris Sellers, People’s Pint brewer. “I am very excited to continue to use our brewery and restaurant as a platform and a tool to raise awareness of issues affecting both our local environment and our local community. So join us at The Peoples Pint, or buy a bottle at your local package store, and raise a glass of Shortnose Stout to helping increase awareness about improving the health of our local waterways and all the species who reside in them. Cheers!” Shortnose Stout is a traditional Dry Irish Stout. It has a light body with hints of caramel followed by a deep, roasted finish. A percentage of the proceeds from the sale of this beer go to The Connecticut River Watershed Council.

CRWC works all along the 410+ mile Connecticut River basin to protect our rivers and fish. “Over the years, we’ve created many obstacles for migratory fish to overcome as they return to our rivers from the ocean,” says CRWC Executive Director Andrew Fisk. “But there has also been lots of great work throughout New England to remove those obstacles and make our rivers more fish-friendly. Thanks to the support of our members and many great partners, we have been working on projects to benefit fish all along the Connecticut River basin.”

The Connecticut River Watershed Council works to protect the watershed from source to sea. As stewards of this heritage, we celebrate our four-state treasure and collaborate, educate, organize, restore and intervene to preserve its health for generations to come. Our work informs our vision of economic and ecological abundance. To learn more about CRWC, or to join the effort and help protect our rivers, visit www.ctriver.org or call 413-772-2020, ext. 201.

A portion of proceeds from the People’s Pint Shortnose Stout will benefit the CT River Watershed Council to raise awareness about the Shortnose Sturgeon, an endangered fish species that spawns right here in the Connecticut River.

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