What do craft brewers, distillers, coffee roasters, and CALA have in common?

Good water! The Poudre Pub Talks are a recurring educational series that brings water experts to your favorite breweries, distilleries, cafés, and pubs where informal community conversations take place around this important natural resource.

Water makes life possible and is essential for economies to function. But, 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.

The pub talks are hosted by PHA and our community partners to bring experts in front of local citizens to share insights about all things “water.” Topics at our Pub Talks might include: from “grain to glass,” the significance of the state’s water history and water law, how wildfires and floods have impacted the river’s watershed, or watershed science and stream ecology.

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Previous Pub Talks



•Raise awareness about water issues and inspire Poudre River stewardship through this speakers’ series


• Promote learning about the Cache la Poudre National Heritage Area (CALA) and the Poudre River
• Develop and strengthen collaborations that support and sustain healthy watersheds
• Promote new ideas and best practices that broaden perspectives
• Expand the PHA network

Previous Pub Talk Hosts/Speakers

  • New Belgium
  • Odell Brewing
  • Gilded Goat
  • Snowbank Brewing
  • High Hops
  • Intersect Brewing
  • Horse & Dragon
  • And many more! Click here to see the 2019 Pub Talks schedule.

“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.

The Campaign for Cache

The Poudre Heritage Alliance (PHA) raises awareness about water issues and connects people to their water heritage in the Cache la Poudre River National Heritage Area (CALA) through a variety of programs that promote, engage, and inspire!