FIGHT INVASIVE SPECIES WITH BEER
Noblesville, IN – The Hamilton County Invasives Partnership (HIP) has teamed up with Bier Brewery to release the Midwest’s first beer dedicated to raising awareness about native and invasive species --Native Nectar. The can for the blood orange Kolsch style beer will feature native coneflowers, butterfly milkweed, and pollinators as well as information encouraging individuals to get involved with invasive species management.
“We are excited to work closely with HIP on this project to bring awareness to our native species along with the invasive ones that wreak havoc on our local environment” said Ryan Connor, a Bier Brewery co-owner and Director of Sales. “We wanted to bring awareness in the community on how we can make a difference in the environment right here locally!”
Claire Lane, coordinator of the Hamilton County Invasives Partnership, added that “many people don’t realize the sheer number of invasive species around, even in our own yards, or the level of destruction they create in parks and natural areas we love.” She continued, “this beer is a great way to reach new audiences and draw attention to the fact that we can make a difference on invasive species on our own properties or on a larger scale by working together and planting natives.”
Bier Brewery has been family-owned and operated since 2010 and has taproom locations in Indianapolis and Carmel. A third taproom, located in Noblesville, is planned to open in summer 2023.
Native Nectar can be found at both taproom locations and select package liquor stores in Central Indiana starting on October 21st. A portion of the proceeds from Native Nectar will go back to the Hamilton County Invasives Partnership.