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Breck Gives Back (to the Earth)



If the folks of Breckenridge Brewery are two things, we're beer people and we're Colorado people. As such, we have some plans for this upcoming Earth Day weekend. Every time we step into our backyard we're reminded of Earth's gifts. It's only right that we give back. Here's what we have going on to celebrate:

 

Friday, 4/20

Tapping in of PolliNation Farmhouse, our 2018 Earth Day beer.

Inspired by the pollinator planting project this year, we created a specialty beer made with orange blossom honey from Colorado's oldest honey retailer, Beeyond the Hive. PolliNation Rustic Farmhouse Ale was aged on rose hips, the accessory fruit of the rose plant, and then aged again on cherry wood, which is considered more sustainable than oak. Subtle and complex honey notes with interesting wood characteristics ground this Earth Day beer, while its dry, tart finish is like a breath of fresh air! Join us on Earth Day weekend at the Farm House and at our pub in Breckenridge in raising a glass of PolliNation Rustic Farmhouse Ale to Mother Earth!

 

Trail clean-up and Tree & Pollinator planting with local schools

Again this year, we’re partnering with Primrose School of Littleton and Macintosh Academy give students hands-on opportunities to learn about the importance of sustainability and the balance of humans, wildlife, & nature. To prepare students for this day, the schools’ curricula have focused on planet Earth, preservation, recycling and our role in keeping earth clean.

 

Saturday, 4/21

People of the Platte Community Trail Clean-up & Restoration Project


We teamed up with Anglers All, Pedal Bike Shop, South Suburban Parks & Recreation, and River Network in a community trail project along the 2-mile stretch of bike trail from Breckenridge Brewery Littleton to Belleview Avenue. Thanks to these partners and other businesses and individuals in our community, we’ve filled 127 volunteer positions to work 8 crews from 2 starting locations to:

  1. Clean up trash along the Mary Carter Greenway Trail that runs along the South Platte River
  2. Clean up trash (in-stream) along the river’s edge
  3. Plant pollinator flowers to support our bee & butterfly population
  4. Install fishing line recycling stations

We are thrilled that our annual trail clean-up has grown into a much larger, community project that involves so many and supports the trail, and those who use it, in more ways.

 

So, whether you're in Colorado enjoying the views or anywhere else - raise one to our dearest Mother Earth this weekend.

 



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