PEEKSKILL, N.Y. – Peekskill Brewery and Captain Lawrence Brewing Co. are collaborating in brewing a new beer to benefit Riverkeeper.
The harvest ale to be brewed at the Peekskill Brewery will be available to the public at the 2014 Hudson Hop and Harvest festival taking place Oct. 4 from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Peekskill Riverfront Green Park.
The festival will offer craft beer, food, live music and selections from a farmer’s market.
Proceeds from the sale of the harvest ale will benefit Riverkeeper’s work to protect the Hudson River and the drinking water supply for 9 million New Yorkers, according to a press release.
Admission to the festival is free.
Riverkeeper needs volunteers to help run the compost station at the festival. Volunteers will receive a T-shirt, food, beverages and more. For more information, contact Jeremy Cherson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Riverkeeper staff also is seeking help from consumers to name the harvest ale. To suggest a name, click here .
Finalists for the beer naming will be announced on the week of Sept. 8. The winner will be chosen through social media votes using the #hudsonbeer hash tag. The winning name will be announced on Sept. 24 during a harvest-ale tasting event at the Peekskill Brewery, 47-53 South Water St.
Captain Lawrence Brewing Co. will host a tasting event on Sept. 26 at 444 Saw Mill River Road in Elmsford. The winner will receive an exclusive tour of both breweries and a Riverkeeper hat.
For more information about the 2014 Hudson Hop and Harvest Festival, click here .
For directions to Peekskill Riverfront Green Park, click here.
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