Press Release For Immediate Release
Dog Days for Fishing? Catch Your Walleye Chop at the State Fair Walleye Chop is Beer for Wildlife Saint Paul, Minn.
August 23, 2010
Minnesota’s newest seasonal beer, Walleye Chop, is making its inaugural appearance at the Minnesota State Fair. Brewed by the Bank Beer Company from Hendricks, Minnesota, Walleye Chop will be available on draft at the Famous Dave’s stand and in bottles at Giggles Campfire Grill. The Great Minnesota Get-Together will be the last chance to sample the seasonal Walleye Chop for the year. “Walleye Chop pours a clear copper color with good body and head,” says Bank Beer Company owner and brew master Jason Markkula, “It should go down especially well with bacon on a stick at Famous Daves or walleye cakes served by Giggles Campfire Grill.” Walleye Chop and their other seasonal beer from Bank Beer Company, Rooster Lager, both benefit Minnesota wildlife. A portion of proceeds from every pack of Walleye Chop and Rooster Lager sold goes to Pheasants Forever’s Build a Wildlife Area campaign, which works to acquire lands and then open them as public hunting and recreation areas. The Build a Wildlife Area campaign has helped acquire 4,300 aces that have been turned over to state and federal agencies as public areas in Minnesota. The Build a Wildlife program is set up to utilize matching state and federal grants to maximize donations, so when you purchase a 12-pack of Walleye Chop or Rooster Lager, the proceeds donated to Pheasants Forever end up being tripled. “Who canâ€™t drink to that?” says Markkula. Walleye Chop is on shelves April through September, while Rooster Lager is available September through April. For more information contact Jason Markkula at JM@BeerForWildlfe.com. You can also find Bank Beer on Twitter and on Facebook