Great Lakes Brewing Co. announced Wednesday (April 2) that it will kick off its inaugural Earth Day Tour on Saturday in Cincinnati. The brewery is teaming up with Keep Cincinnati Beautiful for a cleanup event.
The Cleveland brewery has events planned in 13 cities this month.
For more details, read the full news release below:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
GLBC KICKS OFF INAUGURAL EARTH DAY TOUR
Tour Launches in Cincinnati on April 5; Several Dates Sold Out
April 2, 2014—CLEVELAND, OHIO—Great Lakes Brewing Company (GLBC) kicks off their inaugural Earth Day Tour on Saturday April 5, partnering with Keep Cincinnati Beautiful for a multi-site cleanup event and after party for volunteers.
Cincinnati is just the first stop on a month-long tour. GLBC has partnered with unique non-profit environmental organizations in 13 cities to sponsor service projects throughout April. Immediately following each Earth Day Tour service project, a partnering retailer in each city will host an after party for volunteers, featuring fresh award-winning GLBC beer on tap, and complimentary food. GLBC representatives will be on hand to give out prizes and connect with volunteers. All partner organizations will receive a monetary donation from GLBC to support their continued efforts. Several of GLBC’s Tour dates have already met their volunteer capacity.
“We’re thrilled to announce that many of our Earth Day Tour events are already sold out. The response has been so positive. We can’t wait to roll up our sleeves and work with these great organizations,” says Communications Specialist Marissa DeSantis.
Full event details and information on partner organizations are available at GLBCEarthDay.com, the official website and volunteer hub of the GLBC Earth Day Tour. The website will feature photo and video highlights as the tour progresses, and will link to GLBC’s fan photo site, FriendsofGLBC.com, where fans can post photos of their Earth Day themed good deeds to win GLBC merchandise throughout April.
The GLBC Earth Day Tour demonstrates a commitment to strengthening community partnerships through eco-oriented service projects, and will further spread the company’s triple bottom line philosophy where GLBC beer is sold.
TOUR DATES AND PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS:
April 5 – Cincinnati, Ohio | Partner: Keep Cincinnati Beautiful (SOLD OUT)
April 8 – Washington D.C. | Partner: Casey Trees (SOLD OUT)
April 12 – Grand Rapids, Michigan | Partner: West Michigan Environmental Action Council
April 12 – Sandusky, Ohio | Partner: Friends of Pipe Creek Watershed (SOLD OUT)
April 19 – Raleigh, North Carolina | Partner: Raleigh City Farm (SOLD OUT)
April 19 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | Partner: Fairmount Park Conservancy
April 19 – Chicago, Illinois | Partner: Alliance for the Great Lakes (SOLD OUT)
April 19 – Columbus, Ohio | Partner: Green Columbus (SOLD OUT)
April 22 – Cleveland, Ohio | Partner: The Burning River Foundation (SOLD OUT)
April 26 – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | Partner: Friends of the Riverfront (SOLD OUT)
April 26 – Twin Cities, Minnesota | Partner: Friends of Loring Park (SOLD OUT)
April 26 – Madison, Wisconsin | Partner: River Alliance of Wisconsin
April 27 – Hackensack, New Jersey | Partner: Hackensack Riverkeeper
Great Lakes Brewing Company®, which is comprised of a Brewery and Brewpub, was founded in 1988 by brothers Pat and Dan Conway as the first microbrewery in the state of Ohio and today remains Ohio’s most celebrated and award-winning brewer of lagers and ales. Great Lakes Brewing Company’s distribution footprint extends throughout the Great Lakes region and surrounding areas. For more information or to learn more about the company, visit greatlakesbrewing.com.