Salmon-Safe IPA fest makes ripples

Pacific Northwest breweries will participate in the first-ever Salmon-Safe IPA Festival, Saturday, Aug. 25 at Hopworks Urban Brewery on Southeast Powell Boulevard.

Craft beer as it's brewed in the Pacific Northwest isn't just an alcoholic beverage, it's a way of life — and, increasingly, a showcase for innovation and sustainability.

Hopworks Urban Brewery has taken that to the extreme, as the world's first Salmon Safe-certified brewery — a distinction awarded by working with farmers and developers to reduce watershed impacts through third-party accountability.