Riverkeeper is a nonprofit organization working to protect the Black Warrior River and its tributaries.
Avondale RiverFest will feature live music on the brewery’s new backyard stage along with local food and drink.
The RiverFest is, in part, a response to the increased threat that eco-groups say is posed to Birmingham’s drinking water supply by some proposed coal strip mines along the Mulberry Fork of the Black Warrior River.
Avondale Brewing , which has announced its opposition to the proposed Shepherd Bend mine on the Mulberry Fork of the Black Warrior River, wishes to protect the quality of the water it uses to brew its beer.
Guests can purchase a variety of Avondale Brewing Company’s beers at the brewery’s new outdoor bar.
Crestwood Coffee Company will be selling food at the brewery’s expanded outdoor area, while local artists and organizations show their work at booths.
Ten percent of all beer and food proceeds will be donated to Black Warrior Riverkeeper.
Musical acts appearing at the event include Adventure the Great, Fire Mountain, Fire Mountain, The Poison Kitchen, Possum, Ryan O’Connor & the Renegades of Folk, and Stuart McNair & Friends.
According to Black Warrior Riverkeeper, the Black Warrior was named one of America’s Most Endangered Rivers in 2011 due to current and potential coal pollution.
Avondale Brewing is located at 201 41st Street South. For more information about the event, call (205) 458-0095 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.