Drink beer at Front Street Brewery to help save drinking water

Reported by Claire Simms - bio|email

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Front Street Brewery has teamed up with the Cape Fear River Watch to raise money and awareness for the river.

Now, drinking a cold one can help save your drinking water.

Front Street in downtown Wilmington debuted a new organic wheat beer Thursday night and $0.25 from every pint they sell will go to the River Watch.

River Watch is a non-profit organization that plans clean-ups around the Cape Fear region and actively works to improve the water quality and wildlife in the river.

Captain Joe Abbate says the Cape Fear River is a vital part of our environment.  It is the largest river in North Carolina, winding through over 30 counties and it is the only river in the state that directly connects to the ocean.

Front Street has forged a continuous partnership with the River Watch.  Each season they will release a new organic beer and continue to donate some of the proceeds to protect the river.

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