Usually when you think of beer and marine life in the same sentence, it’s when you’re craving some beer-battered fish and chips (mmm). But thanks to some environmentally-conscious folks at Birmingham Southern College’s Southern Environmental Center, beer will actually be used to help SAVE fish. Imagine!
The Watercress Darter, a tiny, beautifully-colored fish indigenous to Jefferson County, Alabama is endangered thanks to the state’s notoriously poor environmental stewardship. In order to raise awarness of the plight of this local creature, the Southern Environmental Center is working with local suds-supplier, Good People Brewing, to produce a limited-edition “Darter” beer with proceeds being used to help save the fish. Environmental activist and friend-of-the-site, Ms. Y asked Aleheads to give a shout-out to these efforts…so here you go!
We’ll let you know when the brew is released so you can snap up a few cans. I know it’s a lot to ask of people to drink cans of tasty beer in order to save a local treasure, but our readers are nothing if not magnanimous.*
*Note: The above can design is just a first draft and is NOT the approved final label. It was designed by Brett Forsyth of Yellowhammer.