NorthGate Brewing is raising awareness (and a pint) for Save the Boundary Waters

Canoe Country Cream Ale, the collaboration beer between NorthGate and the Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters, will be released on November 16 // Photo via NorthGate’s Facebook page

It’s no secret that Minnesota is full of natural beauty. But some are concerned that the proposed sulfide-ore copper mining operation will endanger northern Minnesota’s  Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW). Thus, in 2013, the Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters was organized.

To defend the Boundary Waters as a national and natural treasure, Minneapolis’ NorthGate Brewing is teaming up with the campaign to create a new beer and help protect the watershed, air, and forest landscape by keeping out the toxic pollution caused by mining copper, nickel, and other metals near the BWCA.

The Boundary Waters contains 1.1 million acres of water and forested areas // Photo via Save the Boundary Waters’ Facebook page

“The goal behind the collaboration was to bring awareness to ‘clean water unites us all’ because it does,” NorthGate Events Coordinator Barb Gettel says. “Clean water for the BWCA means a healthy place for all of us to share with future generations, and clean water for NorthGate means good, crisp and tasty beers.” And for Gettel and the NorthGate crew, to be able to partner with the campaign was a “no-brainer.”

From 6–9pm on Wednesday, November 16, head to NorthGate for “Drink for a Cause: Save the BWCA” so you can try the collaboration beer, Canoe Country Cream Ale. A portion of all the beer sales for Canoe Country Cream Ale at the taproom and at liquor stores will go toward the Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters.


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