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Bristol says buy a beer, save a park

Published: June 13, 2014, 6:31 pm, by Monica Mendoza

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There are many good reasons to raise a glass of Bristol beer. Now, the local craft beer-maker offers a chance to buy a beer and save a park.

Bristol Brewing Company will release its Cheyenne Cañon Nut Brown Ale at 5:30 p.m. June 19 and The Friends of Cheyenne Cañon will receive 100 percent of the profits from the sale of what is being described as a smooth, roasty, brown ale.

“This cause is near and dear to our hearts because we spend a lot of time in Cheyenne Cañon,” said Mike Bristol, the brewery’s owner. “It just makes sense to give something back, so our children and their children will be able to enjoy it too.”

Cheyenne Cañon is a treasure, a city park that has the look and feel of a small national park, said Bob Falcone, president of Friends of Cheyenne Cañon – a non-profit group that provides financial and volunteer support to the park. It’s not the first time Bristol has dedicated beer sales to the park, he said.

“The support we received from Bristol helped us construct the Helen Hunt Falls Visitor Center, known as the Cub,” Falcone said. “Bristol’s continuing support enables us to provide cleanup days, trail maintenance and events at both the Cub and Starsmore Discovery Center.”

The sales of Cheyenne Cañon Ale will go toward improving and enhancing the recreational and educational opportunities in the canon, Falcone said.