Greenfield, MA— The People’s Pint Brewery and the Connecticut River Conservancy (CRC), formerly Connecticut River Watershed Council, are partnering to raise awareness of your rivers with a new beer, the Source to Sea Pale Ale. $0.25 cents of every pint and bottle sold will benefit the Connecticut River Conservancy. The People’s Pint is releasing this beer ahead of CRC’s Source to Sea Cleanup this Friday and Saturday, September 22 & 23. The Source to Sea Cleanup is a two-day river cleanup coordinated by CRC in all four states of the 410+ mile Connecticut River basin (NH, VT, MA, CT). Each fall, thousands of volunteers remove about 50 tons of trash along rivers, streams, parks, boat launches, trails and more. You are invited to join the fun and be part of the tremendous effort for cleaner rivers. For more information, visit ctriver.org/cleanup. To find a cleanup group near you, click on ‘Join a Group.’
“Brewing the Source to Sea Pale Ale and working with the Connecticut River Conservancy 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 brewery manager. “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.” Source to Sea Pale Ale is a New England style pale ale brewed with ‘Vic’s Secret’ and ‘El Dorado’ hops. These hop varieties create a unique tropical fruit, pineapple, and citrus flavor and aroma followed by a soft and drinkable finish with very little bitterness. You can find the Source to Sea Pale Ale on tap at The People’s Pint restaurant in downtown Greenfield, MA and in bottles at your favorite package store.
“Source to Sea Cleanup volunteers have removed some really unbelievable things from our rivers, including a cement mixer, parking meters, propane tanks and junk cars,” notes Alicea Charamut, CRC River Steward and Cleanup organizer. To date, volunteers have kept more than 997 tons of trash from polluting our rivers. This year, in addition to working with local cleanup groups to remove smaller trash items, CRC will continue the larger tasks of cleaning up thousands of tires dumped along the Deerfield River in Greenfield, MA; working toward removal of an abandoned oil offloading platform in the Connecticut River in Wethersfield, CT; cleaning up an abandoned house falling into the Connecticut River in Stratford, NH; and removing a 55-gallon drum from Blood Brook in Windsor, VT.
“We all have a responsibility to solve this trash pollution problem—individuals, manufacturers, businesses, and government,” says Andrew Fisk, CRC Executive Director. “The People’s Pint takes their commitment to the community seriously and we’re honored to have them supporting the thousands of volunteers who make their rivers better.”
Since 1952, Connecticut River Conservancy has been the voice for the Connecticut River watershed, from source to sea. We collaborate with partners across four states to protect and advocate for your rivers and educate and engage communities. We bring people together to prevent pollution, improve habitat, and promote enjoyment of your river and its tributary streams. Healthy rivers support healthy economies. To learn more about CRC, or to make a contribution to help protect the Connecticut River, visit ctriver.org.