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Imagine Nation Brewery and WildEarth Guardians team up for wolf brew

January 26, 2022
Sarah McMillian, WildEarth Guardians, 406-549-3895, smcmillan@wildearthguardians.org
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Wildlife   Gray wolf
#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #PressStatement, #ProtectWhatYouLove, #StopExtinction
MISSOULA, MONTANA—Imagine Nation Brewing Company and WildEarth Guardians have teamed up to create Wolf Hearted IPA. The new specialty beer will be released to the public on Friday, January 28 at the brewery (1151 W Broadway St.) starting at 12 pm, with WildEarth Guardians staff present for a special event from 5 to 8 pm. Wolf Hearted IPA will be available on tap at the brewery and also available in a “wolf pack-four pack” at the brewery and at select locations across Missoula.

“Wolf Hearted IPA raises awareness to the decimation of wolves in several states after they have been delisted from the Endangered Species Act,” explained Robert Rivers, co-owner of Imagine Nation Brewing. “The purpose of this beer is to flag this concern and create constructive space around the issue so that people of differing viewpoints can engage positively and find a transformative path forward for all involved.”

“We are very grateful to Imagine Nation Brewing for brewing Wolf Hearted IPA and their partnership to call attention to the dire situation facing gray wolves across Montana and the northern Rockies,” said Sarah McMillian, WildEarth Guardians’ conservation director. “It’s been a difficult winter for those who have the wolf in their heart, so we encourage wolf defenders to join us at the brewery this Friday, raise a glass for wolves, and learn how they can take action to protect these beautiful creatures.”

Imagine Nation’s lead brewer, Sean Nevins, describes Wolf Hearted IPA as showcasing a big bubblegum aroma followed by soft flavors of honeydew melon, citrus medley, and starfruit.

The beautiful 16-ounce can features this message: “After losing Endangered Species Act protections, states have begun passing laws and regulations that have decimated wolf packs across the west. WildEarth Guardians knows that the public can make a difference in this fight. This beer is an invitation to every lover of the wild: raise a glass, have the heart of a wolf, and take action at WildEarthGuardians.org.”

Imagine Nation has been a house of dialogue for nearly seven years. After hosting over 4,000 community events, supporting over 500 organizations, and giving back up to 25% of their net profit to the community, the brewery has used beer as a vehicle to bring people together over the challenges that face us as humanity.

WildEarth Guardians protects and restores the wildlife, wild places, wild rivers, and health of the American West. With offices in Missoula, Montana and throughout the American West, WildEarth Guardians envisions a world where wildlife and wild places are respected and valued and our world is sustainable for all beings.

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Robert Rivers, Imagine Nation Brewing, 406-303-0526, info@imaginenationbrewing.com