Maine Breweries Join NRCM to protect Maine waters

What could be better than a partnership between Maine brewers and the Natural Resources Council of Maine? Two of my favorites!

NRCM and 13 Maine brewers, including my favorite, Shipyard, have joined together to protect our state’s clean waters, a very important goal. I liked their announcement, which said they are doing this to “make our state a great place to live, work, brew, and enjoy great beer.” Of course, we are already that great place! But it’s great that they will work together to keep Maine great.

Alliance members have pledged to support the protection of watersheds that are critical to Maine’s renowned microbrews. To fulfill this pledge, Alliance members will collaborate with the Natural Resources Council to:

  • Help educate consumers about the importance of being stewards of
    Maine’s waters, through social media and events like documentary screenings,
    speakers series, and more
  • Support policies and programs that protect the waters of Maine,
    today and for future generations
  • Raise awareness and money for clean water initiatives through
    charity beers, pint nights, and other financial contributions

You can learn more, and get involved, at this website:

And yes, you can help by drinking the fabulous beers produced by these brewers!

George Smith

About George Smith

George stepped down at the end of 2010 after 18 years as the executive director of the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine to write full time. He writes a weekly editorial page column in the Kennebec Journal and Waterville Morning Sentinel, a weekly travel column in those same newspapers (with his wife Linda), monthly columns in The Maine Sportsman magazine, two outdoor news blogs (one on his website,, and one on the website of the Bangor Daily News), and special columns for many publications and newsletters. Islandport Press published a book of George's favorite columns, "A Life Lived Outdoors" in 2014. In 2014, George also won a Maine Press Association award for writing the state's bet sports blog. In 2016, Down East Books published George's book, Maine Sporting Camps, and Islandport Press published George and his wife Linda's travel book, Take It From ME, about their favorite Maine inns and restaurants.