Brewery Ommegang Teams With Twisted Trunk To Tackle Algae Bloom Issue

Brewery Ommegang has announced a collaboration with Twisted Trunk Brewing in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

“We’ve teamed up with the Twisted Trunk team and Captains for Clean Water in Fort Myers, Florida to tackle a toxic issue blooming in Southern Florida: blue-green algae,” a release states. “We are planning a special release called Southbound, a Belgian-style Pils that will launch in May. Proceeds from sales of the beer and from the launch event later this spring will raise funds for Captains for Clean Water, enabling them to continue their work to protect Florida’s waterways and draw attention to this dangerous issue.”

The brewery says it has long been one of the most outspoken opponents to hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in New York State which we believe would seriously threaten our water supply, in addition to the local waters.

Twisted Trunk’s Francis Andrewlevich was onboard immediately after being approached.

“The first time I saw the brown mucked up water I thought I was on another planet,” Andrewlevich said. “I knew we had to do something to get it back to the Florida we all know and love.”

Southbound, the collaborative beer, was brewed at Twisted Trunk on Friday, March 24 by their brewing team and Justin “Lotty” Lottridge, a 10-year veteran of Brewery Ommegang. The beer will be available in cans and only during a launch event will be hosted at Twisted Trunk on Saturday, May 20. The brewery will donate proceeds from beer sales and the event to Captains for Clean Water. Additional details about the event are forthcoming.

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