Fall River Brewing Releases Limited Craft Beer to Raise Funds for Local Salmon Conservation

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Craft beer and local fundraising. Is there anything better?

Fall River Brewing Co. announced the limited release of its Winter Run Redd Extra Pale Ale with proceeds going to winter run wild Chinook salmon preservation. The beer will be made available during a 2-day release party on April 19th and 20th at Fall River’s brewery location at 4001 Eastside Road in Redding.

With each beer sold at the release parties, $1 will be given to the Trout Unlimited Shasta-Trinity-Cascades, which will use the money for local cold water conservation efforts. By buying a 4-pack of the beer, you can be entered into a drawing to win a Yeti cooler.

The beer, Winter Run Redd, is an extra pale ale and is an homage to the local endangered Winter Run Chinook Salmon, bringing attention to the Salmon’s spawning nest, or redd, which can be identified by areas of clean gravel.

Fall River is becoming well known for combining craft beer with local charitable causes. Following the Carr Fire, they teamed with other Shasta County breweries to brew Shasta Strong IPA with proceeds going to the victims of the fire. In order to restore biking trails destroyed by the fire, the brewing company created the Single Track Obsession IPA with funds going towards trail restoration.

Get down to the events to drink craft beer and support two great local organizations. Here is the information on the event:

The Sacramento River is unique in that it the only river in the world with four unique runs of Chinook Salmon, The Fall Run, Late Fall Run, Spring Run and Winter Run. The Winter Run Chinook evolved to fill a unique niche in the Central Valley. After having migrated to the ocean and growing for three to four years in The Pacific, these fish reenter The Sacramento River in December and January and make their way back upstream to spawn.

The Shasta and Keswick Dams have impeded access to their historic spawning grounds in the upper reaches of the McCloud, Pit and Upper Sacramento Rivers. Drought dealt further blows to the dwindling population of returning adult fish. They are listed under the Environmental Species Act as Endangered. Because of this, protecting each returning fish is vital to the survival of this unique run of Chinook Salmon.

Learn more about the Winter Run Chinook from Trout Unlimited Shasta-Trinity-Cascades

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