Drink a Beer, Save a Lake: Minnetonka Beer Company Wages War on Invasive Species
Saving your favorite Minnesota lake from Zebra Mussels and other invasive species is now as simple as drinking a beer.
Three Minnesota guys have started a new beer company where all the money will go to protecting the water.
Drink a beer, save a lake... that's their concept.
The three grew up on or near lakes in Minnesota and still enjoy the activities so many of us do, swimming, boating, water-skiing, so they're taking initiative to help save our lakes.
They launched their first beer this spring, it's called Big Island Shandy.
It's already sold at more than 100 liquor stores throughout the state and at several local restaurants including Lord Fletcher's on Lake Minnetonka.
All the profits raised through the sale of the beer will go directly to the Save-Our-Lakes organization, a non-profit formed to raise awareness and fund initiatives to fight invasive species.
They hope to bring in 10-thousand dollars this year, and double that next year.
The guys are hard at work on their second beer, next on the market will be Preservation IPA, an India Pale Ale due out in August.
To see where to buy Big Island Shandy where you live, click on the interactive map below.