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Summit County breweries team up to create new beer benefiting High Country Conservation Center

Summit County breweries team up to create new beer benefiting High Country Conservation Center

Summit County’s local brewers gathered at HighSide Brewing in Frisco on Friday to collaborate on a joint beer that will benefit the High Country Conservation Center.

Members of the Summit County United Brewer’s Alliance — Angry James Brewing Co., Breckenridge Brewery, Dillon Dam Brewery, HighSide Brewing and Pug Ryan’s Brewery — were all involved in creating a new beer that will be released at the conservation center’s Party for the Planet fundraiser event on March 6.

HighSide Brewing owner David Axelrod, who has an MBA in sustainable business and sits on the conservation center’s board, said he was personally invested in ensuring the success of the collaboration.

“One of the reasons I got into the brewing business is because I want to be able to contribute to sustainability, and to set an example for other businesses in terms of energy conservation and resource utilization,” Axelrod said. “It’s so I could have a bigger impact both as an advocate and as a business owner, and with this collaboration we are trying to give back to the community by helping (the the conservation center) with their business energy programs, home energy and recycling programs.”

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