Four Saints Brewing launches Red Wolf Red IPA
ASHEBORO, NC – A new take on beer from Four Saints Brewing Company is all about American Red Wolves. Red Wolf Red IPA is a partnership between the Asheboro Brewery and the North Carolina Zoo Society. The beer goes on sale Nov. 18, and 10 percent of the proceeds will benefit American Red Wolf conservation efforts at the North Carolina Zoo.
Conserving the American Red Wolf is just one zoo project highlighted in Nat Geo WILD’s new series, “Secrets of the Zoo: North Carolina,” which airs Saturday, October 31 through December 31. 19.
“Some of the projects underway at the zoo are having an impact around the world,” says Joel McClosky, co-owner and CEO of Four Saints. “When people see what’s going on at the zoo, we hope it will have a domino effect, that learning about the zoo will encourage them to come and find out about our community and all the great things that are happening. “
The North Carolina Zoo is located seven miles south of Four Saints Brewing. It is the largest natural habitat zoo in the world and plays a major role in the conservation of animals in the United States and around the world. The American Red Wolf was once the supreme predator in the Southeastern United States, but was declared extinct in the wild 40 years ago. A recovery program has reintroduced the American Red Wolf to the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge in eastern North Carolina. Today, the entire American red wolf population consists of around 250 human-supported wolves and around 15 wolves in the wild.
“The North Carolina Zoo Society is pleased to partner with Four Saints to help save the American Red Wolf from extinction,” said Cheryl Armstrong, executive director of the society, the private nonprofit association that supports the zoo. “Home to the second largest pack of breeding red wolves in the world, the North Carolina Zoo plays an important role in the survival of this critically endangered species. “
Red Wolf Red IPA is a medium-bodied hoppy ale with a complex yet crisp taste profile. It will be available at the Four Saints bar and at 34 Lowes Foods stores and other independent craft beer retailers in the Triad, Triangle and Charlotte.
“This project brings together so many local partners – from the Zoo Society and Lowes Foods to malt for beer, can design, labels, cans, the canning process – all of this is something that matters a lot, can – to be now more than ever, ”says McClosky.
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