The Yellowstone River Conservation District Council has announced plans to market its own private label beer with proceeds going toward conservation projects on the Yellowstone River.
Don Youngbauer, chairman of the YRCDC, arranged collaboration with Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co. of Billings who will produce the beverage named “692-No Dam Brew.” Jerry Hanson of Billings and a member of the Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) for the river group worked out the details with Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co.’s owner, George Moncure.
Hanson said the project has been in the works for over a year with extensive tasting and naming exercises in hopes that the marketplace will enjoy and try the No Dam Brew. The number 692 represents the number of miles the river is long. The Yellowstone is the longest free-flowing, or dam-free, river in the lower 48 states.
Mr. Moncure, the creator of the No Dam Brew, describes it as session ale with body from generous Munich malt yet low enough in gravity to please a wide range of beer lovers.
692 No Dam Brew is now available at the Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co. in Billings, but soon it will be available on tap at beer parlors and restaurants all the length of the Yellowstone River corridor.