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The Forest Friendly Brewery Project: F2Tap


Craft breweries in Bemidji, Grand Rapids, Aitkin, Brainerd and five other breweries in the Mississippi Headwaters basin are spreading the word about the connection between healthy forests and clean water.  It’s called the “Forest Friendly Brewery” project.  Water from the forests of the 5-million acre Mississippi Headwaters basin is the primary ingredient in their beer.   Each brewery will display a poster identifying “forest friendly” breweries along the Mississippi.  Staff at each brewery will be available to discuss the importance of healthy forests to water quality.

Look here for a full list of Forest Friendly Brewery Project.

Bemidji Brewing; Klockow Brewery (GR); Block North Brew Pub (Aitkin); Big Axe Brewing (Nisswa); Cuyuna Brewing Co. (Crosby); Jack Pine Brewery (Baxter); 14 Lakes Brewery (Crosslake); Roundhouse Brewery (Brainerd); Portage brewing Co. (Walker)

Heidi Holtan has worked at KAXE/KBXE for over 20 years. She currently helms the Morning Show as News and Public Affairs Director. Heidi is a regional correspondent for WDSE/WRPT's Duluth Public Television’s Almanac North. In 2018 Heidi received the “Building Bridges in Media” award from the Islamic Resource Group for her work on KAXE/KBXE hosting conversations about anti-Muslim movements in rural Minnesota.