Biodiversity, bluegrass and brews – Sept. 26

poster for biodiversity bluegrass and blues eventThe Global Biodiversity Center at Colorado State University will host the first annual Biodiversity, Bluegrass and Brews event on Sept. 26 from 5-8 pm at Avogadro’s Number.

The aim of the event is to create 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 Zwei breweries to create three conservation-themed brews for the event. This year, the brews include:

  • a berry Gose named BeetleJuice, to honor the Boreal toad, an endangered species in Colorado
  • a North German Pilsner named Howla Back, to recognize the reintroduction of the Gray wolf in their native Colorado range, and
  • a spiced ale, Arroz con Leche, in tribute to the Tropical Andes region of South America, which the World Wildlife Federation lists as one of the most diverse and endangered eco-regions in the world.

The $15 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 Lineage.

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

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

The Global Biodiversity Center works to advance understanding, conservation, and appreciation of life’s variation, ranging from genetics and organisms to ecosystems and their interactions. It is important to maintain resilient ecosystems supporting a diversity of plants and animals, which enhances societal health and wellbeing, and strengthens human links to wild nature. We will work to maintain and enhance biodiversity through research, policy advancement, education and outreach.