The Beer’s in Oak Park Again on Aug 21 – 7 Generations Ahead’s Micro Brews, Micro Waste

July 30, 2010 at 12:19 am

We like all the good things Gary Cuneen and Seven Generations Ahead do, building green communities and fostering sustainable eating.  In fact, our path to locavorism got a big kick start many years ago on a Seven Generations Ahead farm tour.  We also like the fact that Gary and Seven Generations like to wash their good works down with good beer, including beer brewed with hops grown by Gary.  For the third year, Seven Generations has turned their love of good beer into a good event in downtown Oak Park.  They’ve gathered up all those brewers doing good things around here these days, guys like Half Acre, Metropolitan, and, of course Goose Island, for a fundraising party of August 21 from 3 to 7 pm.  As in past years, the brewers at Rock Bottom are keenly involved in the fete, and will show several special beers.  It’s not just Chicago brewers either.  The lineup includes Founders, New Belgium, and others.

It would not be a Seven Generations Ahead event if it was just about beer.  Putting their commitment to green living forward, they are making sure that micro-waste goes with micro-brews.   Only Seven Generations Ahead has pulled off a zero waste event at an event like this.  Come for the beer, stay for an education in reducing your footprint.

We cannot resist all those local beers, and we cannot resist a cause like Seven Generations.  See you in Oak Park on August 21.