The San Diego chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of oceans, waves and beaches, has long been connected to the local beer community.
For more than a decade Surfrider has provided volunteers for Stone Brewing’s anniversary festival, the twenty-first of which is coming up in August. 100% of the ticket proceeds for that event go to charity, and Surfrider SD is one of the beneficiaries.
Now, even international breweries are getting involved. Costa Rica’s Cerveza Imperial is partnering with Surfrider for a beach clean-up tomorrow, June 10, from 3 – 4:30 p.m. at the Imperial Beach Pier. Additionally, the brewery is helping fund a part-time bilingual policy manager for Surfrider who will work on the No Border Sewage Program and the Tijuana River Valley Recovery Strategy.
Cerveza Imperial touts itself as the world’s “first and only water positive beer” backed by international guidelines, reviews and verification. Here’s how they do the math:
That fourth point is where Surfrider San Diego comes in. In addition to Saturday’s event, stay tuned for Cervera Imperial’s Goat Canyon clean-up event during Tijuana River Action Month held in both September and October.