Biodiversity, bluegrass and brews on tap for Sept. 26

beer taps for the Global Biodiversity Center's brews and bluegrass eventThe Global Biodiversity Center at Colorado State University will host its second annual Biodiversity, Bluegrass and Brews event on Sept. 26 from 5-8 p.m. at Avogadro’s Number.

The aim of the event is to create further awareness across campus and within the Fort Collins community about the Global Biodiversity Center’s efforts and work that CSU conservation scientists are conducting around the globe. Organizers also want to highlight conservation issues that are important for people around the world.

The center is teaming up with Intersect, Maxline and Horse & Dragon breweries to create three limited-release beers, inspired by threatened public lands.

The brews include:

  • A tropical gose, called Motu o Manu, to recognize Rose Atoll Marine National Monument
  • A pale ale, named Blue Boundary, made with locally sourced fruit and wild rice to honor the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness
  • An alder-smoked blueberry pilsner made with lingonberry for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

The $20 entry fee (cash only) will allow attendees a chance to enjoy each of the beers in a commemorative glass. Music will be provided by the bluegrass band House with a Yard.

All proceeds from the event will support the mission of the Global Biodiversity Center, which is a part of the School of Global Environmental Sustainability at CSU.

Avogadro’s Number is located at 605 S. Mason St. in Fort Collins.

Biodiversity, Bluegrass and Brews

Date and time: Thursday,  Sept. 26, from 5-8 p.m.

Location: Avogadro’s Number (605 S. Mason St.)

Cost: $20 entry fee (cash only)