A $5,000 contribution from North High Brewing to the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation expands a unique partnership between two organizations with shared values. The relationship began last year, when the two partnered on the release of a beer called Cover Crop. It was created to help celebrate Ohio Farm Bureau’s 100th anniversary.
The beer features locally grown farm products, which was a priority for both organizations. It has enjoyed great acceptance by both craft beer enthusiasts and Ohio’s farm community, with its popularity far exceeding expectations, according to OFBF.
The beer’s name was chosen to reflect the two organizations’ commitment to nature. The name Cover Crop honors the revival of a farming practice that sustains the land and its surrounding environment.
Water key to beer
According to Jason McKibben, brewmaster at North High Brewing, “Every brewery in Ohio uses Ohio water, and the largest ingredient in every beer is water. High-quality beer can only be made with high-quality water. It is with these facts in mind that North High Brewing is making a contribution to the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation in support of its environmental stewardship and conservation initiatives. Ohio farmers across the state have made great strides to minimize their impact on the Ohio waterways, and we endorse their continued efforts.”
Improving the environment is one of OFBF’s priority goals. North High Brewing’s contribution will support OFBF’s Health Water Ohio Fund. “The generosity of our friends at North High Brewing will help accomplish our mission,” says Chris Baker, executive director of the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation.
To learn more about North High Brewing and Cover Crop beer, visit northhighbrewing.com. Ohio Farm Bureau maintains a directory of where to find Cover Crop beer. To learn about and support the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation, visit ofbf.org/foundation.