Durango Bootlegger’s Society Celebrates Inaugural Colorado Public Lands Day

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Ska Brewing invited its craft beer comrades at the Bootlegger’s Society to collaborate at Ska’s Mod Project brewing facility to create a beer that recognizes the first-ever Colorado Public Lands Day on May 20.

The Bootleggers Society is comprised of all six Durango breweries: Ska Brewing, Steamworks, Carvers, Brew, Durango Brewing, and Animas Brewing. The breweries teamed up to brew a special IPA to celebrate the holiday. This beer is a Double IPA brewed with Simcoe, Galaxy and El Dorado hops. The beer will be on tap at all Durango breweries, as well as at the Colorado Public Lands Day event at the Durango Powerhouse on Saturday, May 20. Proceeds from beer sales will go directly to Conservation Colorado.

In May 2016, Colorado became the first state in the nation to establish a holiday recognizing the value of public lands within the state. Beginning officially in May 2017, the third Saturday in May will be known as Colorado Public Lands Day, celebrating the significant contributions these lands have to our state. The bill, carried by Senator Kerry Donovan, passed with bipartisan support and was signed into law by Governor Hickenlooper. View the Colorado Public Lands Day Bill.

“As a Colorado native, this state means everything to me, my family and to Ska. Colorado public lands support our brand and our community’s passion for the outdoor active lifestyle,” said Ska Co-Founder and CEO Dave Thibodeau. “At Ska, we have access to trails in every direction right outside our door! Colorado’s public lands steward and support the lifestyle we love. Beyond just locals and natives, People come to Colorado from all over the world to play in the mountains and then reminisce about their adventures at the end of the day over a delicious Colorado craft beer.”

“Conservation Colorado is pleased that so many companies, clubs, and organizations are finding unique ways to celebrate our new state holiday,” said Lisa Pool, Southwest Field Organizer with Conservation Colorado. “We’re excited that Ska Brewing and the Bootleggers Society convened to brew a special beer in celebration of the holiday.”

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