Northern New York Audubon and Raquette River Brewing have partnered to create a one-of-a-kind beer. On December 11, 2021 the brand new Spruce Tip IPA will be launched at Raquette River Brewing’s Tupper Lake property.
The label for the beer can will feature one of the Adirondack region’s most iconic species: the Spruce Grouse.
Northern NY Audubon board members worked with friends and colleagues to create the label design, which is a hand illustrated Spruce Grouse and contains information about the species and why it is of special concern. To celebrate the Spruce Grouse, Raquette River Brewing crafted something that stayed true to this unique species. The Spruce Tip IPA is a west coast style IPA and brewed with spruce tips.
Raquette River Brewing will be selling the beer onsite only starting Saturday, December 11. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Northern NY Audubon. It is a special release, so the taps will only flow for as long as this limited brew lasts. The beer release celebration will kick off at 1 p.m. and Northern NY Audubon will be present with merchandise available for a donation. Prizes will be raffled off to benefit Northern NY Audubon. Raquette River Brewing also has a selection of appeal and gifts for sale.