Western Rivers Action Network

Western Rivers Brewers' Council

If whisky is for drinking and water is for fighting over, then craft beer is for bringing people together
Photo: Jonathon Buford - Arizona Wilderness Brewing Company
Western Rivers Action Network

Western Rivers Brewers' Council

If whisky is for drinking and water is for fighting over, then craft beer is for bringing people together

Craft beer depends on reliable water – and so do our rivers

  • Craft beer depends on reliable water – and so do our rivers. The Western Rivers Brewers’ Council (WRBC) is a coalition of conservation-minded breweries that support Audubon’s work protecting rivers across the Colorado River Basin through advocacy and outreach.

    Brewers know that an adequate and reliable water supply is critical to their craft. Audubon's Western Rivers Action Network members know that it is critical to healthy rivers, habitats, birds, and other wildlife. By taking action together, we can help protect rivers and all they support throughout Arizona and the Colorado River Basin.

    Take action alongside the WRBC and join Audubon's Western Rivers Action Network.  Together, we'll advocate for policies that keep great beer (and rivers) flowing.
     
  • How are brewers taking action? WRBC members take conservation action in a variety of ways including, sharing conservation opportunities with their followers, sharing printed materials in-house, signing onto coalition letters, publishing their opinions in local papers, participating in in-person meetings with policy makers, and brewing collaborative brews celebrating Arizona’s rivers and birds.
     
  • How do brewers get involved? To learn more or sign your brewery up, contact Steven Prager at steven.prager@audubon.org.

In the Arid West, we all rely on healthy rivers

  • Water is the West’s most valuable resource. Riverside habitats like the forests and wetlands that line the Colorado River support some of the most abundant and diverse bird communities in the arid West, serving as home to some 400 species. The Colorado also provides drinking water for more than 36 million people, irrigates 5.5 million acres of farms and ranches, and supports 16 million jobs throughout seven states, with a combined annual economic impact of $1.4 trillion.
     
  • Western Rivers are at risk. Brewers know that an adequate and reliable water supply is critical to their craft. Audubon knows that it is critical to healthy rivers, habitats, birds, and other wildlife. By taking action together, we can help protect rivers and all they support throughout Arizona and the Colorado River Basin.

Western rivers need you to take action

  • What is the Western Rivers Action Network? The Western Rivers Action Network (WRAN) is Audubon's multi-state grassroots effort to protect the Colorado River and its tributaries.  65,000 members strong, we advocate for science-based and non-partisan water management and policy that benefits rivers and the birds, other wildlife, habitats, cities, and economies they support. 
     
  • How can you make your voice heard? Whether you are an individual or representing an organization, your voice is critical to WRAN's mission of protecting rivers across the Colorado River Basin. Join the Western Rivers Action Network today!

***Don't own a brewery but know of one that belongs on the Western Rivers Brewers' Council? Download this brochure and help us spread the word!

WRBC Members:

Arizona:

Arizona Wilderness Brewing Company - Gilbert and Phoenix, Arizona

Wren House Brewing Company - Phoenix, Arizona

Dragoon Brewing Company - Tucson, Arizona

1912 Brewing Company - Tucson, Arizona

Tombstone Brewing Company - Tombstone, Arizona

Prison Hill Brewing Company - Yuma, Arizona

Borderlands Brewing Company - Tucson, Arizona

O.H.S.O Brewery & Distillery - Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Arcadia, and Gilbert, Arizona

Button Brew House - Tucson, Arizona

Catalina Brewing Company - Tucson, Arizona

Crooked Tooth Brewing Company - Tucson, Arizona

Sedona Beer Company - Sedona, Arizona

Pedal Haus Brewery - Tempe and Chandler, Arizona

Oro Brewing Company - Mesa, Arizona

MotoSonora Brewing Company - Tucson, Arizona

Sinagua Malt - Campe Verde, Arizona

Greenwood Brewing - Phoenix, Arizona

Mother Road Brewing Company - Flagstaff, Arizona

Desert Monks Brewing Company - Gilbert, Arizona

Colorado:

Horse & Dragon Brewing Company - Fort Collins, Colorado

Odell Brewing Company - Fort Collins, Colorado

Kannah Creek's Edgewater Brewery - Grand Junction, Colorado

Many Rivers Brewing Company - Grand Junction, Colorado

Marble Distilling Company & the Distillery Inn - Carbondale, Colorado

Partner Organizations

Arizona Craft Brewers' Guild

Western Rivers Brewers' Council in the News:

Logo Artwork by Marion MacCollum.

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