Seattle’s Two Beers Brewing has partnered with The SeaDoc Society on a new India Pale Ale to raise awareness and funding to ensure the health of marine wildlife and their ecosystems through science and education. The collaboration beer is Southern Resident IPA and is available in 6-pack, 12oz cans and on draft.
Southern Resident Killer Whales are the only killer whale population to be classified as endangered in North America. This designation is due to a combination of factors including toxic pollutants, vessel traffic and noise, and a diminished supply of their primary food source that is Chinook Salmon. Sales of Southern Resident Killer Whale IPA aim to support the recovery of these extraordinary whales and encourage stewardship of our shared Salish Sea ecosystem through donations to SeaDoc Society.
“I’ve built my life and my home here in the Puget Sound,” says Founder and CEO of Two Beers Brewing Co, Joel VandenBrink in a statement. “The Salish Sea is our backyard and we have a duty to take care of all its inhabitants. I want my son to grow up knowing about the Southern Resident Killer Whales in present tense.”
“With only 76 Southern Resident Killer Whales remaining in the wild, it’s crucial that we act now to ensure their future,” said Justin Cox, Communications Manager for SeaDoc Society in a statement. “We are so thankful to Two Beers for helping in that goal and for supporting science in the Salish Sea.”
At 6.4% ABV and 25 IBUs, Southern Resident IPA is crafted with certified Salmon Safe Chinook hops, a nod to the primary food source of this population of orcas. Southern Resident IPA boasts a balanced, soft mouthfeel alongside flavors of grapefruit, pineapple, and light pine.
Southern Resident IPA features a QR code on the box. Consumers interested in learning more about The SeaDoc Society can scan the QR code with the camera app on their smart phones and be instantly directed to a link on The SeaDoc Society website with more information about ways to get involved.
The new Southern Resident IPA can be picked up 6 packs at The Woods Tasting Room in Seattle’s SoDo neighborhood or at locations throughout Washington where Two Beers Brewing beers can be found.
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 25 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in the archives of Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter and Instagram at @hopapalooza.