CONSUME AND CONSERVE
@ Terrestrial Brewing Company (7524 Father Frascati, Cleveland, OH 44102 / 216.465.9999)
Declining water quality, loss of wetlands habitat, natural predators and illegal poaching are challenging spotted turtle populations in Northeast Ohio, but there’s something simple craft beer drinkers can do to help the native species—consume to conserve. As a followup to its 2018 special release porter benefiting spotted turtle research and headstarting, this spring and summer Terrestrial Brewing Company will have I Am Still Saving the Turtles Pale Ale (5.1% abv) on top. 10% of the sales of this easy drinking, dry-hopped pale ale with peachy and tropical notes (available on tap at the westside brewery) benefits spotted turtle headstarting efforts.
The Greater Cleveland Aquarium currently is rearing a number of spotted turtles in quarantine, some of which are likely candidates to be released this year into a protected Northeast Ohio habitat. These spotted turtle hatchlings will be microchipped so they can be monitored by radio transmitter.
* I Am Still Saving the Turtles Pale Ale will be on tap periodically throughout the spring and summer at Terrestrial.