A Fort Collins brewery has created a microbrew that will raise funds for the Laramie Foothills Bison Conservation Herd, which will be released at Soapstone Prairie Natural Area in November.

Pateros Creek Brewing Co. is creating Prairie Thunder Imperial Brown Ale to mark the occasion. The ale is set for official release at the brewer’s local tap room at 6:30 p.m. Monday, October 26. Jennifer Barfield, a reproduction scientist at Colorado State University, will make a presentation that evening, “Bison in your backyard: Preserving an icon in northern Colorado public spaces."

Pateros Creek Brewing Co. of Fort Collins is creating Prairie Thunder Imperial Brown Ale to mark the occasion
Courtesy of Colorado State University

According to Colorado State University:

The Laramie Foothills Bison Conservation Herd, housed at the CSU Foothills Campus, will be released Nov. 1 on about 1,000 fenced acres of native bison habitat at Soapstone Prairie Natural Area, managed by the City of Fort Collins Natural Areas, and Red Mountain Open Space, managed by Larimer County Natural Resources.

Unlike bison living in and near Yellowstone National Park, the Laramie Foothills herd is entirely free from an infectious disease called brucellosis.

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