Acres + Ales Event at Brown Mountain Bottleworks Nets Record Number of Members For Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina

The March 19 Acres + Ales membership drive hosted by Brown Mountain Bottleworks in downtown Morganton netted a record-setting number of memberships for Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina.

The evening raised $1,931 for Foothills Conservancy, including 29 new or renewed memberships, making it the conservancy’s most successful membership drive, and nearly doubling the number of memberships gained from the inaugural Acres + Ales in 2015. Thanks to the generosity of Brown Mountain Bottleworks, the successful evening came at no expense to the conservancy.

Brown Mountain Bottleworks co-owners Kory and Collin Suttles note, “We were both born and raised here in the foothills of North Carolina, and we truly believe that any and all efforts to preserve and protect our beautiful home are beyond worthwhile. Acres + Ales has been a great way not only to raise awareness of the presence and overall good cause of this incredible group, but also to bolster their membership numbers—not to mention bringing out the community for some food and fellowship, too.”

Guests at the second annual Acres + Ales enjoyed live music from Michael Hefner and Friends and The Clyde’s, food from Hunter’s Chicken and Waffles, great beer, and raffle prizes courtesy of Brown Mountain Bottleworks, Downtown Morganton, Bodyology Massage and More by Deedee Norris, and the Natural Olive.

“We are so grateful to our wonderful community partners at Brown Mountain Bottleworks,” says Beth Willard-Patton, Foothills Conservancy Development Director. “Kory and Collin’s commitment to and support of land and water conservation in the Blue Ridge Mountains and foothills are inspiring.”