Latona Pub to Celebrate Earth Day by Pouring Beers Delivered by Non-Motorized Means

April 6th, 2015 · No Comments · Uncategorized

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This is one of those things that makes you realize just how different Seattle is than most of the country. For the last 5 years, Latona Pub has been raising awareness for Earth Day by having kegs delivered via non-motorized means. Kegs have been walked (with a hand truck or wheel barrel), biked (with a cart) and sailed (from Anacortes & Bellingham, then walked) to get them to Latona Pub to pour for their Earthweek events.¬†They’ll be doing it all again this year, from April 13 to 25.

More details in the below press release:

We here at the Latona Pub have been celebrating Earth Day with a variety of kegwalking and sponsorship events for the last 5 years. The guiding force in our celebration is to raise our awareness of Mother Earth. Remembering how our actions can affect the planet, our goal is to help those organizations that work on these environmental issues, and to remind ourselves that we can individually do more to protect our cherished resources.

The core of our celebration is delivering beer to the Latona with non-motorized means. We live in a unique place where world class beer is merely a walk, a sail, or a cycle trip away from a plethora of diverse and innovative breweries. For about a week, our entire tap list comes from these non-motorized delivery. Last year we had kegs biked from Gig Harbor, Ballard, and Redmond. We walked kegs (pushed on a hand truck) from south Seattle, Fremont, Ballard, Northgate, the U District, and the Elliot Bay Marina. The kegs from the Marina were sailed from Anacortes and Bellingham. The purpose of these keg runs is to raise awareness about our environment and to show alternatives to the usual fossil fuel delivery. This year our walks begin on the 13th with a walk from Capitol Hill to the Latona. On the 18th will be a long walk from Odin Brewing in South Seattle to the Latona. On the 20th will be the walk from Hales to the Latona. And Finally, on Earthday the 22nd will be the walk from the Northgate Ram to Naked City to the Latona.

These events, easily the most fun, are merely the decor on our commitment to raising planet awareness. As a restaurant we are committed to using the most sustainable farms for meat and produce we can. It means composting our food waste and recycling every bottle, box, and bucket. It means hosting and raising money for a variety of non-profit organizations dedicated to raising awareness and enacting legislation to preserve our natural resources.

This year we are supporting three dedicated and worthy organizations. On Monday April 20th at 7pm Hales will be sponsoring Washington Bikes an organization that is dedicated to increasing the awareness of bicycling and promoting legislation that will help bicycling in our community. On Wednesday April 22nd at 7pm we will be celebrating Earthday itself with Washington Wild and the Brewshed Alliance. Proceeds from the keg brewed specifically for the event will be donated to the organization that works to protect the environment so essential to craft beer. There will be a live auction, and bluegrass music. Finally, on Saturday the 25th at 3pm will be our finale with Feet First an organization dedicated to making the city safe and accessible for walking. We will have a special barbecue and celebrate the weeklong event.

The neighborhood pub has long been a gathering place for neighbors to discuss an array of topics from politics, the weather, and sports. At the Latona we strive to be a place not only to discuss the future of the planet, but also foster a discussion about the steps we can all take to affect change.

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