Six Beers Supporting Oregon Watersheds this Earth Month

Breweries across Oregon are coming together with Oregon Wild’s Brewshed® Alliance to raise awareness for clean water initiatives and to pay tribute to their local Brewsheds. In honor of Earth Day, Yakima Chief Hops has partnered with Coleman Agriculture and Oregon Wild to celebrate clean water, clean forests, and a healthy climate! 

The Oregon Brewshed Alliance supports Oregon Wild’s conservation work to protect and restore the wild lands, wildlife, and natural waters that make Oregon a great place to live, work, and drink beer. Great beer doesn’t start at the tap – great beer begins with clean water. After all, beer is mostly water, and that water is a product of the land that it flows through.  

Look for these outstanding Earth Day brews and celebrate the conservation of our natural resources!  

Hood River Brewshed: The West Fork Hood River and Cold Springs Creek (Tamanawas Falls) are just two of the waterways in this Brewshed. 

1. pFriem Family Brewers  
pFriem + Oregon Wild IPA: A bright, fruit-forward citrusy IPA! All ingredients for this ale were grown in the Pacific Northwest. Featuring certified Salmon Safe malt from LINC Malting, and experimental hops from the USDA public breeding program, this 7% IPA is available on draft at pFriem Family Brewers. 

Upper Deschutes Brewshed: Fall River and key tributaries of the iconic Metolius River. 

2. Sunriver Brewing 
Alluvial IPA: Available on draft and in cans at Sunriver pubs, this 7% IPA was hopped exclusively with Oregon hops sourced directly from Coleman’s fields and brewed to be big and bright! Enjoy the mixed notes of berries, candied grapefruit, passionfruit, and rich evergreen. 

Tumalo Creek and Bridge Creek Brewsheds: The namesake Tumalo Creek as well as the headwater streams like Bridge Creek. 

3. Cascades Lakes Brewing 
Cascade Earth IPA: A light and approachable body punctuated by the fruity dankness of Simcoe® hops! This 7% IPA is available on draft in the Redmond and Bend pubs. 
4. Deschutes Brewery 
Bridge Creek Brown IPA: Citra®, Mosaic®, and Simcoe® bring the citrus and pine to a balanced malt profile with caramel and dried fruit. This 6.3% IPA is available on draft in the Bend tasting room. 

Tualatin Brewshed: Critical drinking watershed for the community of Beaverton. 

5. Binary Brewing  
R.I. / Riparian Intelligence IPA: A modern West Coast IPA with just the right amount of bitterness and loads of late hop additions to accentuate the Citra®, Mosaic®, and Simcoe® hops. R.I. is highly drinkable and a refreshing way to celebrate the warmer weather and the Tualatin River.

Bull Run Brewshed: The primary water supply for the Portland metropolitan area. Situated in Mount Hood National Forest, Bull Run is filled by approximately 130 inches of annual rainfall. 

6. Leikam Brewing  
Third Stone from the Sun Pale Ale: This hoppy pale ale features Coleman-grown Mosaic, Citra, and Simcoe hops. Clocking in at 6% ABV, this hopped-up pale is available on draft and in cans, so you can enjoy it anywhere.