Thursday, November 15, 2012

Beer from Hops Grown at the Shedd Aquarium?

Image from Chicagoist (Photo credit: ©Shedd Aquarium/Brenna Hernandez)
An interesting blurb from one of Chicago's most venerable institutions that is in our backyard (via Chicagoist):
Shedd Aquarium’s commitment to sustainability extends beyond their oceanariums. The Shedd Gardens are a treasure trove of native plants and produce that provide pesticide-free shelter for lakefront wildlife and help feed the creatures inside the aquarium’s walls. 
One of the more curious plantings in the Shedd Gardens are hops which were planted a decade ago to dress up the garden’s walls. According to Shedd Aquarium spokeswoman Elise Waugh, they don't know what type of hops they are. "When we planted them, we tried out five different types and we don't know which ones took root."
Revolution Brewery is the partner on this project and the beer will be available on November 28th at Revolution's locations and at select bars/restaurants across the city.  It should also be noted that $1 will be donated to the Shedd for each pint sold.  Drinking for a cause...we love it!

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