Atwater Brewery has released Forgotten Harvest Ale, which pays homage to its partnership with Forgotten Harvest, an organization that delivers 138,000 pounds of food per day to area charities.
Forgotten Harvest Ale (5.0% ABV) is straw-yellow in color, with floral notes, and is made with Michigan hops. It is packaged in 12-ounce cans with a Forgotten Harvest label that depicts a Michigan farm scene. It is sold at retail stores and at all Atwater Brewery’s biergarten and taphouse locations, as well as other restaurants and bar locations in Michigan.
“Our Forgotten Harvest Ale is a traditional harvest style ale brewed with crops fresh from Michigan farms,” said Atwater President Mark Rieth. “We use Michigan hops exclusively including copper, Mackinac and Paradigm flavors that provide a lusty, refreshing taste that we think Atwater drinkers will love. We’re thrilled to put the Forgotten Harvest label on this ale because the fresh ingredients come directly from the harvest and, more importantly, because we’ll be supporting the outstanding work that Forgotten Harvest has done in metro Detroit for more than 30 years.”
Atwater will be donating to the Forgotten Harvest organization, which distributes nearly 50 million pounds of surplus food annually in Detroit area families. Along with Forgotten Harvest, the new Forgotten Harvest Ale label honors September’s Hunger Action Month.
“The partnership with Atwater is especially exciting for us, because it will put our name out in front of so many new people who may not be aware of our work,” said Kirk Mayes, CEO of Forgotten Harvest. “We think joining Atwater Brewery and Forgotten Harvest will be a plus for both organizations, and we especially appreciate Atwater’s donation to support our cause. So, we say ‘Prost!’ and ‘thank you’ to Atwater! This partnership will help us to continue to feed metro Detroiters in need.”