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5 Beers to drink this Earth Day

Based on the results of our recent green beer survey, more than 90 percent of our readers know of a brewery in their city crafting organic beers. Not too shabby.

This Earth Day, post up at your local brewery and drink organic pints to the planet. These are our recommendations:

1. Wild Salmon Pale Ale
Fish Brewing Company / Olympia, WA

Bright pale ale brewed with Yakima Cascade Hops with mellow sweetness and a crisp hoppy finish. 5% ABV

2. Kozlov Stout
Thirsty Bear Brewing Co. / San Francisco, CA

This beer was inspired by the brown ales of northern England. Malty and just a little bit hoppy. 6.3% ABV

3. Hopworks Organic Belgian-Style Abbey Ale
Hopworks Urban Brewery / Portland, OR

Abbey is made with five different organic malts and organic dark brown sugar. Fruity and effervescent, with a hint of caramel. 6.5% ABV

4. Butte Creek Organic Pilsner
Butte Creek Brewing / Ukiah, CA

This award-winning European-style Pilsner is as light and refreshing as the summer days are long. 4.5% ABV

5. Organic Acai Berry Wheat
Eel River Brewing Co. /Scotia, CA

This refreshing wheat beer is brewed with açai berries from Brazil and pomegranate. It is perfect for light fare. 4% ABV

What organic beer will you celebrate Earth Day with?

2011 Reader’s Choice Awards

Well the results are in, and our readers have spoken. We asked our readers to name their favorites, and they responded in numbers. Thank you to everyone who took part, and congratulations to all the winners of our 2011 Summer Reader’s Choice Awards. Take some time to explore our reader’s favorites in the world of all-things-beer.

West Coast IPA
Ninkasi Brewing Company, Eugene, OR
Total Domination IPA

Most Unique Ingredients
Upright Brewing, Portland, OR
Oyster Stout

Sour Ale
Consecration, Russian River Brewing, Santa Rosa, CA