2019 Riverkeeper Beer Series

Join us for another great summer of fun on the river and great special beers with the French Broad Riverkeeper Beer Series, presented by Asheville Greenworks, 98.1 the River, MountainTrue, Recover Brands, Salvage Station, Catawba Brewing Co., Hi-Wire Brewing, Wicked Weed Brewing, Wedge Brewing, and French Broad River Brewery. 

Now in its third year, the Beer Series is a summer full of summer of river cleanups followed by beer release parties to raise funds for the French Broad Riverkeeper’s water quality programs. Starting and June and running through August, there will be four cleanups and four special beers from Hi-Wire Brewing, Wicked Weed Brewing, Wedge Brewing, and French Broad River Brewery. Proceeds from the sale of each glorious pint of these special beers goes to support the work of the French Broad Riverkeeper protecting the French Broad River watershed.

There will also be prizes from outdoor-gear builders for most trash collected, weirdest thing pulled from the deep, and more.

Asheville GreenWorks, MountainTrue and 98.1 the River are proud to present the French Broad Riverkeeper Beer Series:


Through Muddy Water Watch, volunteers go out hiking, biking, and driving to collect data about sources of sediment pollution. The data is used to work with the US Forest Service to repair damaged roads, culverts, and other sources of sediment to ensure these streams remain healthy.
After nearly a decade of work by WNCA (now MountainTrue), 11th District Congressman Heath Schuler, and many others, the long-proposed North Shore Road along the shore of Fontana Lake was put to rest. The people of Swain County were financially compensated in lieu of the originally promised road, and pristine streams, sensitive aquatic life and public land were preserved.