Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Drink to Save the Earth
Drink a beer, save a tree. It's almost that simple.
Colorado Springs' own Bristol Brewing on Friday will release Cheyenne Canon Ale, a pinon nut brown ale with the addition of roasted pine nuts to the brew. I haven't gotten the chance to taste it yet, but I know that Bristol rarely screws up a brown.
Even more unique than the ingredients in this brew, though, is the way the company will spend the money brought in by it. All profits will go to the Friends of Cheyenne Canon, a non-profit group that assists the city of Colorado Springs in maintaining the 1,320-acre North Cheyenne Canon Park.
"It just makes sense to give something back, so our children and their children will be able to enjoy it too," brewery owner Mike Bristol said in a news release.
The official release party is at 5 p.m Friday in the brewery's tasting room on 1647 S. Tejon St. The ale will be available for a limited time at the brewery and in 22-ounce bottles at select liquor stores around town.

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