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Beer for the bees: 2019 Solarama Crush release party

March 20, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Beer, bees, and solar farm honey—what’s not to love? Bringing together a few of the world’s greatest things, Fresh Energy pairs up with the craft beer brewers at 56 Brewing who are back at it again with their deliciously crisp (and strong!) IPA brewed with honey from pollinator-friendly solar arrays. Owners and brewers Kale Johnson and Nick Chute drew on inspiration from the farm-to-table innovators at Spoon and Stable to create a perfectly crushable, hoppy beer—just in time to welcome warmer weather. Join us at 56 Brewing’s garden to growler taproom for this special event where we’ll celebrate the bees with a special tasting of Solarama Crush.

Pollinator-friendly solar arrays—building the ingredients
So how does it all work? Beekeepers partner with solar developers, and with companies who purchase solar energy, to place and tend to beehives at pollinator-friendly solar sites. Honey bees naturally forage for pollen and nectar within three miles of the hive. Honey produced on or adjacent to pollinator-friendly solar arrays is then extracted and bottled separately from other honey, where it’s used to add a subtle sweetness to the flavor profiles of specialty craft beers, like Solarama Crush.

A variety of beer, kombucha and soda will be available for purchase. Proceeds from the happy hour will be donated to Fresh Energy. All are welcome to join us at this free event. Registration is encouraged but not required. Let’s raise one—or two—to the bees!

This event is free and open to the public.


March 20, 2019
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Fresh Energy


56 Brewing
3055 Columbia Avenue NE Suite #102
Minneapolis, MN 55418 United States
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