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Published: 6/20/2018  12:17 PM
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Published: 6/18/2018  7:54 PM
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Published: 6/14/2018  11:03 AM
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Published: 6/12/2018  8:33 AM
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Published: 6/11/2018  11:45 AM
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Published: 6/5/2018  2:06 PM
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Published: 5/30/2018  9:50 AM
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Published: 5/29/2018  12:05 PM
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Published: 5/25/2018  10:18 AM
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Published: 5/24/2018  4:17 PM
  Moving an object that weighs 355,000 pounds is no small feat. In April we transported a new autotransformer to the Kelker Substation for installation. After completely installed, it will weigh more than half a million pounds. This enormous p ...

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New Brewshed® Alliance in Colorado Springs promises "The Best Drops For Your Hops”   

Allison P.  by  Allison P.  on  8/22/2017

Fountain Creek Brewshed AllianceCan beer change the world? What about a watershed?

That is the hope for the new Fountain Creek Brewshed® Alliance – a consortium of water resource managers, educators and craft brewing companies in the Pikes Peak region. The idea is to utilize the beer-water connection to protect and enhance the Fountain Creek Watershed by engaging residents and visitors alike through “edu-taining” activities such as cleanups, film showings, speaker series, fundraisers and more.

According to "Beer for Dummies," the quality of brewing water is extremely important because beer is about 90 to 95 percent water. The mineral content of water can be manipulated and adjusted according to the requirements of the beer style being brewed. That is the reason that most brewers--at least the really good ones--are so concerned about the quality of the water that goes into the beer they brew. They, more than anyone, have a vested interest in making sure the water is so pure and clean.

Bristol Brewing Company is one of numerous businesses that have embraced sustainability as a business practice. They are part of the City’s Adopt-A-Waterway program, participate in Creek Week each year, and host a monthly Watershed Outreach Collaborative between the District and the Greenway Fund. As a result, the concept of elevating the conversation around water via breweries emerged, research and networking began, and in June of this year Colorado’s first Brewshed® Alliance was launched!

Water is our most precious resource, and it is up to all of us to do our part to use it wisely. The Fountain Creek Brewshed® Alliance is just one example of how local governments, nonprofits and businesses are working together to make a difference for our water futures.
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Great tag line: Drops for your Hops! Nice work Allison.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017  3:09 PM  Jane Zook

This is fantastic! Are volunteers needed?

Friday, January 12, 2018  2:46 PM  Annie Eckman