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COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO – On Thursday March 2, 2017, 5:30pm

 at Bristol Brewery, 1604 S Cascade Avenue, the Smokebrush Foundation for the Arts will be celebrating the 10 years of collaboration with Bristol Brewery with the Smokebrush Porter release party.

This event is to commemorate ten years of Smokebrush Porter brewed by Bristol Brewing Company and their Community Ales program. Bristol Brewery believes in giving back and creating a strong community: not only do they give non-profits in-kind, and monetary donations, but also each year they brew a new beer for four local non-profits donating 100% of the proceeds to the organizations. Over the last couple of years there has been hundreds of thousands of dollars raised for local non-profits by Bristol through their ‘creative community efforts’.
Since 1992 the Smokebrush Foundation for the Arts has produced and presented innovative arts experiences that foster creativity and collaboration in Southern Colorado and beyond. Beginning with the theatrical arts, Smokebrush has now grown to incorporate public/community projects like the Uncle Wilber Fountain, and the healing arts such as yoga and meditation. This non-profit gives back and helps the community in so many ways which makes this collaboration with Bristol all the more special.
Every year Smokebrush selects a different artist to design the label for this special brew. This year Smokebrush’s founder Kat Tudor will be unveiling her illustration for the tenth porter label, and we will be celebrating with live music from Crystal and the Curious, Bob Tudor’s one-man band, and The Kinnikinniks. There will be local art, beer of course and more!
Bristol believes in local breweries and their ability to build community, Smokebrush Foundation produces and presents innovative arts experiences that foster creativity and collaboration. Come celebrate the amazing partnership of arts, beer and community!

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From the Colorado Springs Independent:

On March 4, 2013, Kat Tudor stood in a parking lot in downtown Colorado Springs and got slapped in the face with dust from the lot next door. “I was covered with dirt and choking,” she recalled a few weeks later.

Crews were busy tearing down a brick utilities office building next door to the Trestle Building, where Tudor owns two suites. That dirt, she suspected, held cancer-causing contamination from a city gasification plant that stood there a century ago. She felt sick for days. So later that month, she and her business partner, Don Goede, along with her Smokebrush Foundation, filed suit against the city and the demolition firm it hired to raze the utilities building. They alleged they were harmed when the city and contractor “allowed asbestos, heavy metals and other toxic substances to migrate offsite.”

Click here to read more from the Colorado Springs Independent: 

Lawsuit over contaminated downtown site heads to Colorado Supreme Court