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Help Us Name Our First Riverkeeper Beer

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Riverkeeper staff and friends enjoy a beer at Peekskill Brewery following a massive shoreline cleanup at Travis Cove, on the Peekskill waterfront, in 2013.

Riverkeeper staff and friends enjoy a beer at Peekskill Brewery following a massive shoreline cleanup at Travis Cove, on the Peekskill waterfront, in 2013.

Peekskill Brewery and Captain Lawrence Brewing Co. are brewing a first-of-its-kind collaboration beer to benefit Riverkeeper.

The harvest ale will be brewed at Peekskill Brewery, and will be available to the public at the third-annual Hudson Hop and Harvest festival October 4, from 2-9 p.m. at Peekskill Riverfront Green Park. The festival features craft beer, live music, farm-to-table food, and a farmers market. Admission is free.

We need your help to name this beer! Enter your name here.

Riverkeeper staff will announce finalists the week of September 8, and the winner will be selected through social media voting using the #hudsonbeer hashtag. The winning name will be announced on Sept. 24 at a tasting event at Peekskill Brewery, 47-53 South Water Street on the Riverfront in Peekskill. Captain Lawrence will also host a tasting event at its tasting room at 444 Saw Mill River Road in Elmsford on Sept. 26.

The winner of the naming contest will receive an exclusive tour of each brewery and a Riverkeeper hat.

Riverkeeper is the official beneficiary of the Hudson Hop and Harvest Festival. Proceeds from the sale of the harvest ale will benefit Riverkeeper’s work to protect the Hudson River and the drinking water supply for 9 million New Yorkers.

Riverkeeper needs volunteers to help run the compost station at the Hop and Harvest festival. Volunteers will get a T-shirt, food and beverages, and other perks. For information, contact Jeremy Cherson at outreach@riverkeeper.org.

This is the latest collaboration between Hudson Valley brewers and Riverkeeper to highlight peekskill-brewery-195x100both the importance of
clean water for making good beer, and role the Hudson River plays as an asset for small businesses. Breweries have hosted several “Save Our Beer” events organized capt-lawrence-195x100by the New York Water Rangers coalition to educate the public about fracking, and 12 breweries between New York City and Albany support the Riverkeeper Sweep, the annual day of service for the Hudson River.

Elmsford, where Captain Lawrence Brewing Co. is located, gets its drinking water from the New York City supply, which Riverkeeper works to preserve. The City of Peekskill, where Peekskill Brewery is located, gets its drinking water from Wiccopee Reservoir, part of the Hudson River watershed, and it can access the New York City drinking water supply as a backup.

Keep the Hudson River flowing!
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