FORT COLLINS, Colo. – The first annual Poudre Pour has been awarded a $4,250 Fort Fund (City of Fort Collins) grant to support the event in 2018. The Poudre Heritage Alliance and BreWater are partnering to host the Poudre Pour, an educational celebration of “Good Water = Good Beer!” from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 31, at the Carnegie Center for Creativity, 200 Mathews St, in Fort Collins, Colorado.
The Poudre Pour will highlight water and the importance of the Cache la Poudre River to more than 634,000[i] Coloradoans living in Larimer and Weld Counties. The event focuses on craft brews and the major ingredient that makes the stouts, lagers and ales so tasty…WATER from the Poudre River!
This family-friendly event is not your typical brewfest! The Poudre Pour includes an afternoon of fun and learning with 11 craft beer tasting stations from brewers such as New Belgium, Horse & Dragon, Intersect, Soul Squared, Gilded Goat, Purpose, Odell, Coopersmiths, Maxline, Jessup Farm, and Rally King; appetizers such as Noosa yoghurts, Nanga chocolates, pretzels with beer-cheese dip and a S’more pit for kids; special presentations such as the trailer release of “The Power of Place” movie and a panel speaking about “A River of Many Uses”; kid activities such as “fishing” and t-shirt printing; live entertainment from Beth’s Studio; art exhibitions from local photographers and Windsor Charter Academy; and a silent auction featuring trips, treats, tickets and more!
Proceeds will benefit the Poudre Heritage Alliance, managing entity of the Cache la Poudre River National Heritage Area – working to PROMOTE a variety of historical and cultural opportunities, ENGAGE people in their river corridor and INSPIRE learning, preservation, and stewardship.
The event is enabled through the generous support of in-kind donations and sponsorships that make it possible to both celebrate and educate about our most important resource – water.
Poudre Pour sponsors to date include: BreWater, City of Fort Collins Fort Fund, 105.5 The Colorado Sound, KUNC Radio, Beth Studio, Bohemian Foundation, Scene Magazine, Downtown Development Authority, JAX Mercantile, Shirazi Benefits, Clear Water Solutions, Von Trotha-Firestien Historic Farm, Encompass Technologies, Dellenbach Motors, The Windsor-Severance Historical Society, Sign-a-rama, Citizen Printing, Noosa Yoghurts, Nanga Chocolate and Rocky Mountain Soda Company.
The Poudre Heritage Alliance and community partners are joining to celebrate the wonder of water and protect our water heritage for this and future generations!
Tickets to the Poudre Pour are limited and MUST be purchased in advance: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/poudre-pour-tickets-39525190910
ABOUT THE CACHE LA POUDRE RIVER NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA AND THE POUDRE HERITAGE ALLIANCE
The Cache la Poudre River National Heritage Area (CALA) tells the story of the river where Western Water Law began and still informs the use of water throughout the arid West today. CALA shares the long struggle to sustain a viable agricultural economy, and meet the growing needs of a diverse and expanding population, while conserving the Poudre River’s health.
CALA’s 501(c)3 nonprofit managing entity – the Poudre Heritage Alliance – PROMOTES a variety of historical and cultural opportunities; ENGAGES people in their river corridor; and INSPIRES learning, preservation, and stewardship. Find out more at: https://poudreheritage.org/
BreWater brings together breweries in the greater Fort Collins area to discuss local water issues, to bring community members together, to encourage water education, and to protect the quality of our most important resource: water.
Find out more at: https://brewater.com/
[i] According to the US Census Bureau as of July 1, 2016 the population in Larimer County, CO totaled 339,993, and the population in Weld County totaled 294,932.