A new joint effort between Casey Brewing and Blending and Running Rivers is being released to bring awareness and to help preserve the Colorado River cutthroat trout.

The beer in question is named Colorado Cuttie, a sour ale brewed with honey that was grown across the river next to the brewery and organic peaches and nectarines from Palisade, “a region able to grow such amazing fruit because of the proximity to the Colorado River.”

According to a post on Casey’s website, the final beer is the brewery’s “only blend of East Bank Preserves – Peach + Nectarine” and proceeds from the sales of the beer “will go directly to the preservation of native Colorado River cutthroat trout.”

Colorado Cuttie is the latest entry in Running River’s The Rare Fish Rare Beer Project, which “partner(s) with conservation-minded breweries to develop innovative, highly local, limited-release craft beers that focus on native fish within their home watersheds.”

There have been five different releases in the series so far:

  • Volume 1: Trucha Grande — a partnership with Three Barrel Brewing Co., Laws Whiskey House, and the Colorado Malting Co.
  • Volume 2:  Bring the Greenback — a partnership with Baere Brewing Co.
  • Whiskey Volume 1:  Nativa — a partnership with Laws Whiskey House
  • Volume 3:  Fontinalis —a partnership with Alluvial Brewing
  • Volume 4:  Colorado Cuttie — a partnership with Casey Brewing and Blending
  • Volume 5:  Trucha 2 — a partnership with Three Barrel Brewing Co., Laws Whiskey House, and the Colorado Malting Co.
According to a post on Casey’s Instagram page, Colorado Cuttie is packaged in 750ml bottles ($30) and is available to attendees of this weekend’s brewery’s tours with a one bottle per person purchase limit. In addition, members of Casey’s Extended Family membership club were able to purchase an unlimited number of bottles before the public release.