Ok, a moment of clarification here. Earth Day is actually 4/22 and not 4/20. Believe it or not 4/20 is a reference (depending on which scholars you listen to) started by teenagers in San Rafael (California) or if you want something more artistic, the Grateful Dead followers. Either way Earth Day is 4/22 and not 4/20.
So now this writer asks the question … what did you do on Earth Day?
Chances are you didn’t walk a keg of beer from a brewery in So’Do to Greenlake’s Latona Pub.
In collaboration with Charity Feet First, hundreds of loyal supporters of earth day and Two Beer Brewing, assisted with what has been annual event, handtruckin beer to Latona on Earth Day.
Feet First Executive Director Lisa Quinn led a toast thanking event participants for their attendance. “We are excited to see so many people who believe in the value of walkable neighborhoods. At Feet First we strongly believe that that walkable communities save lives, improve health, and expand economic growth. The Latona Pub and Two Beers are fine examples of the success a business can find when they promote walkability. We are happy to partner with them to promote walkable communities.
Many event participants worked up their appetites by hand trucking the beer all 10 miles from brewery to pub on foot. Although the tireless hikers all appreciated the scenic walk and pre‐beer workout, they were quick to point out the benefits of walking for the Earth. “Most people think beer trucks burn gas, but today we’re burning calories to earn our drink” joked hand truck volunteer Chris Wells, who explained “we’re doing this to promote a more walkable city which promotes a healthier lifestyle and healthier planet.
Of course the event itself ended up at Latona but many people are still curious what the heck this has to do with earth day. To explain it better Latona Pub owner Bob Brenlin explains it like this.
We’re participating in this event because we all benefit from a more walkable city. Most of my customers live or work walking distance from the pub. The more walkable the city is, the better my business does and the safer the streets become as our visitors choose to walk to and from the pub.
Hand Truckin’ Wheat Ale, the limited edition beer produced by Two Beers Brewery for the event , is a “bright colored draft crafted especially for Earth Day with a soft, slightly fruity aroma that is both brisk and refreshing said Two Beers Founder and Head Brewer Joel VandenBrink. This beer is a tribute to people powered beer transportation, Mother Earth, and Feet First's continued efforts to save lives, improve health, and expand economic growth in Washington.
Look for this on draught at Latona in Greenlake and at Two Beer’s Brewery in So’Do.
Two Beers Brewing Co. – makers of Evolutionary IPA and a host of Northwest-inspired beers – began operations in a small Seattle basement in 2007. Today, Two Beers Brewing produces twelve unique beers including five year-round, seven seasonals and a host of intricate infusions in its 4,800-square-foot SoDo brewery. Two Beers Brewing distributes to Seattle-area bars and restaurants, with tastings kegs, and growler fill-ups available at their tasting room located at 4700 Ohio Ave. S. (Unit A) in SoDo, open weekly Wednesday – Friday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from noon – 4 p.m. (summer hours). Select brews can also be found in 22-ounce bottles and 12-ounce cans through local retailers. With a strong belief in supporting the local economy, Two Beers Brewing takes pride in using Washington ingredients to create all of its handcrafted beers. For more information, visitwww.twobeersbrewery.com.Offering twelve beers – including five year-round, seven seasonal and a host of intricate infusions – Two Beers Brewing also offers pints, growlers and kegs-to-go in its 4,800-square-foot SoDo brewery and tasting room, in addition to being available on tap in more than 300 restaurants and bars in Washington and Idaho. For more information, be sure to follow Two Beers Brewing on Facebook or visit www.twobeersbrewery.com.
For the past ten years, Feet First has worked to ensure that all communities in Washington state are walkable. Walking is a vital transportation mode that connects communities, reduces pollution, improves health and physical fitness, and allows people to explore their natural environment.