Brew for the River



Great beer needs good, quality water. Good water quality depends on great communities



Beer noun \’bir\

1. A fermented alcoholic beverage made of 90% water and malted cereal grain.


Huron Watershed Craft Brew noun and a way of life

1. An artisan  microbrew made with water from the Huron River, the cleanest river in Southeast Michigan.  The direct result of skilled brewers’  zeal for great beer and a community dedicated to maintaining the high quality of their watershed.

Second Annual BREW FOR THE RIVER event every Thursday night, 5:00 to 7:30 pm, from August 9th to September 6th. Check out our exciting line-up for BREW FOR THE RIVER. Come to all 5 events to be eligible for the Grand Prize!

Aug 9th: Wolverine     2019 West Stadium:

Brewer Oliver Roberts is premiering HONEY CREEK, kicking off the event with a bang. Also, don’t forget to pick up your Brew for the River Passport for $5 at Wolverine (Get all five stamps and you’ll be entered to win the Grand Prize).

Aug 16th: Jolly Pumpkin     311 South Main:

Get ready for HUMMOCKY LICK SUMAC SENSATION, Brewer Ron Jeffries’ tongue-twisting, palate-pleasing brew.

August 23rd: Grizzly Peak     120 West Washington:

Brewer Duncan Williams is serving up SWIFT RUN beer for water conservationists and beer aficionados alike.

Aug 30th: Arbor Brewing     114 East Washington,

Logan Schaedig’s SILVER CREEK is a new beer for your enjoyment. Check out their completed green brewery!

Sept 6th: Blue Tractor    205 East Washington:

Last, but certainly not least, Tim Schmidt’s HAY CREEK will round out the set of awesome beers and brewers. Passports with five stamps will be submitted here, and the winners will be announced though they must be present to win.


The award-winning Wolverine, Jolly Pumpkin, Grizzly Peak, Arbor Brewing, and Blue Tractor breweries are teaming up with Huron River Watershed Council to sponsor a night dedicated to water, beer, and the people who love both.  Each brewpub will feature their full menu of food and drinks along with a special beer made just for BREW FOR THE RIVER. These new brews are named after familiar streams and waterways of the Huron, celebrating our water source. Each brewery is donating a percentage of  their evening’s proceeds to benefit HRWC, to support ongoing efforts to ensure safe, clean water for everyone.


Get your BREW PASSPORT at Wolverine on August 9 for $5. Attend  all five events and  get 5 stamps on your passport to be eligible for grand prizes.  Drawing at the  Blue Tractor on September 6.


















(Pssst: The Grand Prize is a growler a month for ten months,

from the participating microbreweries)

Brewers and HRWC scientists will be at each of the events to answer questions and sample the fruits of their labor.  New this year: River Trivia! Teams will compete at each event for prizes to answer questions about beer, water conservation, and the Huron.  There will  also be door prizes, where lucky winners can win “One Hour with the Brewer” and a growler of the special brew to take home, along with other prizes like T-shirts and more!






















So save your Thursdays for BREW FOR THE RIVER, to support water quality and water conservation in the Huron River Watershed with your  favorite watershed brewer. Remember to drink responsibly and use water responsibly!




















Contact: Margaret Smith at HRWC, (734)769-5123 x 605,

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