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Poudre Pub Talks are an annual educational series hosted by the Cache la Poudre River National Heritage area that brings experts to your favorite breweries to hold informal community conversations on the important natural resources of Northern Colorado. We’re proud to partner with our local breweries such as Horse & Dragon Brewing Company, Mighty River Brewing Company, High Hops Brewery, and Timnath Beerwerks as well as other breweries and distilleries to open this educational series to the public.

Water makes life possible and is essential for economies to function. Freshwater resources such as the Cache la Poudre River are in jeopardy due to growing demand, pollution, climate change and other factors. These pressures create profound risks for businesses and communities. We can’t possibly navigate a topic as large as this without some sense of perspective, and some help from the experts.

Upcoming Events

November 2nd 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Maxline Brewing:

Reforestation in the West: Challenges and Opportunities at a Local Scale

December 6th 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Horse & Dragon Brewing:

Innovations in Agriculture


Topics at our Poudre Pub Talks have included:

  • From grain to glass- a look a brewing in Colorado
  • Colorado water history and water law
  • Wildfire and flood impact on the watershed
  • Watershed science and stream ecology
  • Downtown Fort Collins River District: 10- Year snapshot of Change
  • Front Range Population Growth and the Impacts on Water
  • Irrigation Technologies benefiting local communities and economies

“This was a fun-filled and informative event. Guests had so many great comments about the information and the quality of the presentation! Thank you for caring and for building awareness of ecosystem services.”

– Green Earth Brewing Co.