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Drink Beer, Raise Money for the McKenzie River

Jun 07, 2017 Comments (0)  | Tags: Beer is Love Drink Beer, Raise Money for the McKenzie River


It’s no secret that you can’t have great beer without great water. This is one of the many reasons our founders decided to base Ninkasi in Oregon’s Willamette Valley (Eugene, specifically) with access to fantastic resources like regional malt and hops and yes, access to one of the most pristine water sources in the United States: the McKenzie River.

Announcing Kegs for McKenzie

Starting Earth Day, April 22, we kicked off a new campaign to help us protect this vital resource. Called Kegs for McKenzie, we are aiming to raise up to $50K to benefit the McKenzie River Trust and its McKenzie Homewaters Campaign.

McKenzie Homewaters Campaign

Community partner, McKenzie River Trust, a nonprofit working to help people protect and care for the lands and rivers they cherish in Western Oregon, seized an opportunity to conserve two miles of riverfront called Finn Rock Reach. Announced in April, the Trust aims to raise $6 million to fund initiatives to protect, conserve and restore this land and other McKenzie acreage through its McKenzie Homewaters Campaign.

“We are incredibly fortunate first to have the McKenzie River as our homewaters, and second, to have opportunities like we do at Finn Rock Reach,” says Joe Moll, McKenzie River Trust executive director. “Rich river history, spectacular habitat, crystalline water, and fantastic recreational access are all rolled into one at Finn Rock Reach—that makes this project a true gem.”

Help us give back!

Getting involved in Kegs for the McKenzie is as easy as enjoying a pint of beer—it doesn’t get better than that!

1. Order any Ninkasi on tap until June 30 at participating bars and restaurants throughout Oregon.

2. Can’t locate Ninkasi near you? Locations that serve our beer can be found by using the Ninkasi Beer Finder.

3. Everyone wins!

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