Conservation Beers?

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  1. mdwalsh

    mdwalsh Initiate (0) Feb 1, 2009 Iowa

    Looking for beers that use a portion of their profits for conservation and preservation of natural places. I know Preservation IPA does from Tonka Brewing in MN. Anyone else out there know of any?
  2. acevenom

    acevenom Initiate (0) Oct 7, 2011 Louisiana

  3. jpro

    jpro Champion (867) Jun 3, 2009 South Carolina

    I think that Sweetwater does some work supporting local Riverkeeper associations.
  4. lookrider

    lookrider Defender (623) Apr 22, 2007 Pennsylvania
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    Lancaster Brewing in Lancaster PA gives a portion of the proceeds of their Winter Warmer sales to a local wolf sanctuary. Great little outfit that rescues wolves from all over the country and you can take a photo tour. The Winter Warmer is pretty good too.
  5. Andygirl

    Andygirl Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2013 Michigan

    Founder's supports the Grand Rapids Whitewater, which is trying to restore the Grand River to rapids.
  6. imbibehour

    imbibehour Poo-Bah (6,236) Mar 18, 2008 Maryland
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    Devil's Backbone Striped Bass...

    Save the Chesapeake!! :slight_smile:

    Maine Beer Company King Titus, and also they give 1% "for the planet" for all their beers they sell.
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  7. PghBeerAlien

    PghBeerAlien Initiate (0) Feb 13, 2012 Pennsylvania

  8. bleakies

    bleakies Disciple (379) Apr 11, 2011 Massachusetts

    A quotation from the Maine Beer Co. website:

    Maine Beer Company is a proud member of 1% for the Planet, giving back a portion of our sales to environmental groups around the world.

    Learn more at
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  9. mdwalsh

    mdwalsh Initiate (0) Feb 1, 2009 Iowa

    But do they have a specific beer for that project?
  10. Andygirl

    Andygirl Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2013 Michigan

    No, they have a growler that every fill donates $ for GRWW. So all but none at the same time.
  11. Scotty

    Scotty Initiate (0) Jun 29, 2012 Maryland

    Flying Dog (Frederick,MD) - Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout:

    "Last week, we donated a portion of proceeds from Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout to the Oyster Recovery Partnership. From 2012 sales alone, the ORP will be able to replant 750,000 oysters back into the Chesapeake Bay."
  12. fields336

    fields336 Initiate (0) Nov 16, 2008 Virginia

    I believe a portion of Victory's Headwaters Pale Ale profits go back to water conservation efforts as well.
  13. Northlax3

    Northlax3 Initiate (85) Aug 19, 2012 New Jersey
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    Weyerbacher Last Chance IPA
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  14. LeRose

    LeRose Meyvn (1,179) Nov 24, 2011 Massachusetts
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    Yup - it does/they do. I think if you poke around brewery websites there are quite a few that do something along these lines, but it takes some digging to discover.
  15. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    Does the fact that Central Waters intends to be completely off the grid by 2015 count? I vote all CW beers! Keep that beautiful central WI beautiful.
  16. ColinStClaire

    ColinStClaire Initiate (0) Jul 31, 2012 Washington

    At first I thought the post read "conversation beers". "Such and such beers donate to conversations..." Haha
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  17. kell50

    kell50 Meyvn (1,061) Jul 25, 2007 North Carolina

  18. RyanGoodman

    RyanGoodman Disciple (349) Nov 16, 2011 Bolivia

    +1 Weyerbacher Last Chance's info direct from their website:

    Now… for the name. Why “Last Chance?” The name “Last Chance” is a nod to something held very close to the hearts of many of the employees at Weyerbacher Brewing Company: Animal Rescue. Weyerbacher donates a portion of the proceeds from the sale of every drop of Last Chance IPA to small, regional animal rescue operations. These shelters offer dogs, cats and other pets their last chance to find a new home.
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  19. JoeyDankNug

    JoeyDankNug Initiate (0) Aug 4, 2011 New York

    Maine beer donates 1% and with the prices of their beers it's probably a decent amount....
  20. NickMunford

    NickMunford Savant (978) Oct 2, 2006 Wyoming

    The way 1% for the planet works, all their beers are for that project.
  21. Thickfreakness

    Thickfreakness Initiate (0) Oct 2, 2010 New York

    Surge Protector Sandy Relief Ale. A collaboration of 8 Long Island breweries.
  22. loafinaround

    loafinaround Aspirant (296) Jul 16, 2011 New York

    that's actually not for nature conservation, it's to help replenish food banks and rebuild a brewery slammed by sandy

    definitely charitable... but also sold out in much less time than it took for sandy to pass over us :wink:
  23. brewsader

    brewsader Initiate (0) Dec 7, 2012 New York
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    you can still find it around the island.
  24. Thickfreakness

    Thickfreakness Initiate (0) Oct 2, 2010 New York

    My bad. Half watching TV and half reading what I'm posting about! LOL! Still for a good cause though.
  25. Thickfreakness

    Thickfreakness Initiate (0) Oct 2, 2010 New York

    ...and half in the bag!
  26. loafinaround

    loafinaround Aspirant (296) Jul 16, 2011 New York

    didn't realize. Good to know. It sold out w/in hours in the 4 shops I frequent.
  27. iowacraft01

    iowacraft01 Initiate (0) Oct 3, 2012 Iowa

    Big Cock IPA Great River Brewing Davenport Iowa, pheasants forever donations
  28. brewsader

    brewsader Initiate (0) Dec 7, 2012 New York
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    yeah but you can probably find it in some bars and restaurants that served it.
  29. Kinsman

    Kinsman Champion (873) Aug 26, 2009 California

    Sierra Nevada seems to set the bench mark for environmental awareness and sustainability as a brewery. I know in years past they've had a month long benefit for wild rivers protection where a portion of their 12-pack sales are donated for this cause.

    And for a cause very near and dear to my heart, Tuckerman Brewing Co. in North Conway, NH donates a portion of their proceeds from 6288' Stout to the Mt. Washington Observatory.
  30. mdwalsh

    mdwalsh Initiate (0) Feb 1, 2009 Iowa

    Totally forgot about that one!
  31. CircusBoy

    CircusBoy Initiate (0) Mar 10, 2008 Ohio

    Jolly Pumpkin De Viento; brewed for a relief fund to benefit victims of tornados in the area. Pretty awesome beer; sour coffee saison but a bit pricey.
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