Protecting the Kittatinny Ridge
A portion of proceeds from our new Trail Day dry-hopped pilsner are supporting the purchase of land critical to clean water, rich forests and safe migratory passage
We’ve once again teamed up with the Pennsylvania chapter of The Nature Conservancy to protect Pennsylvania’s Kittatinny Ridge, an ecologically important 185-mile chain of forested Appalachian mountains that runs through Pennsylvania.
A portion of proceeds from our brand new dry-hopped pilsner Trail Day will go toward the Tröegs Trail Day Fund to help protect 15,000 acres of the most critical, connected lands on and next to the ridge – from the Mason-Dixon Line into New York state through the Delaware Water Gap.
The goal is to ensure that songbirds, hawks, eagles, bears and even plants can travel as they must, and that nature will continue to provide clean streams, rich forests, recreational trails and biological diversity.
Starting with a backbone of German pilsner malt, this refreshing pils is dry-hopped with mildly citrusy and earthy Saaz hops. As fermentation slows, we reintroduce fresh lager yeast, conditioning the beer and delivering crisp and clean notes of biscuit, dried spice and a hint of citrus.
The beer will be available throughout Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey and Washington, D.C., and in parts of New York.
Protecting the Kittatinny Ridge is a priority for The Nature Conservancy in Pennsylvania. This forested corridor allows wildlife to move north or south and has been identified as the most resilient landscape in the state for adapting to a changing climate. Working with local, state and federal partners, TNC is working to conserve more than 15,000 acres over the next three years.
“We grew up in the shadow of the Kittatinny Ridge and it passes within 10 miles of the brewery,” says Tröegs founding brother Chris Trogner, “so we know this land well. And few things are more important to brewing beer than clean water. We’re proud to be working with The Nature Conservancy to help protect a place that does so much for Pennsylvania and beyond.”