We’re an adventurous bunch here at Dogfish Head and we have a hunch that if you’re reading this, you are too! As longtime supporters of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and the amazing work they do, we’ve partnered with them in a whole new way with an off-centered rally cry … Mother Nature, Let’s Do This! Developed in tandem with our friends at TNC, this yearlong initiative is our challenge to beer and nature lovers alike to get outside and enjoy the splendor of the great outdoors. 

Find A Preserve Near You

The Nature Conservancy Preserve Map

There’s so much to do and see on this beautiful planet we’re lucky to call home, and thanks to partners like The Nature Conservancy, we’re able to ensure that beauty is protected for future generations. With over 1,300 preserves across the United States, we’d venture to guess The Nature Conservancy and their amazing work is closer to your backyard than you could have ever imagined. Which is why we’re challenging you to track down the closest preserve in your neck of the woods (or water) and get out there! From trail systems to oyster beds, sanctuaries and dunes … you can be part of it all.

Just click the map, check out these tips on making your own nature scavenger hunt, and let’s do this! (Before heading outdoors, please ensure you do so safely and in accordance with all COVID-19 health warnings, local laws and regulations)


Mother Nature Lets Do This the Beanie

At Dogfish Head we are all about the adventurous exploration of goodness and what’s an adventure without a sweet piece of gear to see you through?! To celebrate our latest exploration of goodness, our pals at Patagonia have designed an off-centered beanie that will not only help you explore but will also keep you motivated! It’s emblazoned with an exclusive Dogfish Head X Nature Conservancy “Mother Nature, Let’s Do This!” patch. And to CAP it all off we’ve also created four distinct sew-on badges that throwdown four unique quests for you to conquer – On the Trail (Jan. – Mar.), On the Water (Apr. – Jun.), On the Road (Jul. – Sept.), and In the Cold (Oct. – Dec.).

Available for purchase through our online webstore, you can snag them all for a guaranteed off-centered look … OR … you can try your luck at winning each quarter’s featured badge by sharing your outdoor adventure via Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Simply post your photo and use #MotherNatureLetsDoThis!

  • January – March: On the Trail
  • April – June: On the Water
  • July – September: On the Road
  • October – December: In the Cold

This special edition beanie is our way to keep the conservation conversation abuzz, while simultaneously raising awareness for The Nature Conservancy and the amazing work they do. Grab yours today and let’s do this!

Dogfish Head has contributed a minimum of $52,500 to The Nature Conservancy (TNC) for the “Mother Nature Let’s Do This” promotion occurring between Jan. 1, 2021 and Dec. 31, 2021. The purchase of the beanie will not result in a contribution to TNC.The mission of TNC is to protect the lands and waters on which all life depends. More information about TNC is available by mail at 4245 N. Fairfax Drive, Arlington, Virginia 22203, by phone at (800) 628-6860 or at www.nature.org

Pair Your Nearby Preserve With A Beer

The ingredients in our recipes come from the earth and the oven. They come from interfering and letting be. We use local and natural ingredients wherever possible, and our recipes are blissfully inefficient. For us, brewing is not about automation, but passion and imagination. We wrap our hands around our work because we are proud to make something with our own hands. And when you’re done exploring all that Mother Nature has to offer, we hope you enjoy drinking one of our off-centered ales as much as we enjoy brewing them.

Slightly Mighty Can

Slightly Mighty

Brewed for both beer lovers and adventure seekers alike, Slightly Mighty is the lo-cal IPA you’ve been waiting for! Full-flavored with only 95 calories and 3.6g carbs, Slightly Mighty is dynamic and crisp with a refreshing hop profile … and perfect for any post-preserve celebration.

95 calories | 3.6g carbs | 1g protein | 0g fat per 12 oz. serving

Pasture at the Edward H. McCabe Preserve

© Severn Smith / The Nature Conservancy

Edward H. McCabe Preserve, Delaware

Found in our very own slight but mighty state of Delaware, the Edward H. McCabe is home to several distinct habitat types found along the Broadkill River that harbor diverse plants and animals within a small area of the Delmarva Peninsula. Today, TNC manages the preserve as a natural area that is open for controlled public use.

60 Minute IPA

60 Minute IPA

Building on the one-of-a-kind process and flavor we discovered with 90 Minute IPA, our 60 Minute IPA is brewed using a boatload of intense Northwest hops and continually hopped for a full 60 minutes. The result is a pungently hoppy, yet balanced IPA that’s surprisingly sessionable. Because life is if nothing but a balancing act.

Yakima River Canyon Preserve, Washington

© Benj Drummond / The Nature Conservancy

Yakima River Canyon Preserve, Washington

Located in the Pacific northwest – the heart of hop country – the 15-mile Yakima River Canyon rises as much as 2,000 feet above the river that carved it. The Conservancy established its Yakima River Canyon preserve in 1993 to protect the fragile and unique habitats there. The preserve includes 105 acres of basalt cliff as well as important grasslands and an island balanced in the middle of the Yakima River.

Seaquench Ale

SeaQuench Ale

Objectively the most refreshing beer we’ve ever brewed, SeaQuench Ale is a session sour mash-up of a crisp Kolsch, a salty Gose and tart Berliner Weiss brewed in sequence with black limes, sour lime juice and sea salt. With a touch of salt on the tongue and a bit of malt sweetness in the finish, SeaQuench Ale is as unique as it is exhilarating, and perfect to down the whole year round.

Great Wass Island Preserve

© Ian Patterson / The Nature Conservancy

Great Wass Island Preserve, Maine

A natural gem of Downeast Maine, the Great Wass Island Preserve projects farther out to sea than any other land mass in eastern Maine, while the waters of the Gulf of Maine and the Bay of Fundy meet here and mix to produce a cool, humid oceanic climate that is ideal for rare plants and natural communities. You’ll find seals hauling themselves out of the waves after gorging at sea – a testament to the productivity of this marine ecosystem.

Our Work with The Nature Conservancy

Cleaning Up waterways at Edward McCabe Preserve during Benevolence Day

Our partnership with The Nature Conservancy began back in 2007. Since then, we’ve worked hand-in-hand to raise funds for the conservation of the TNC’s preserved lands in Delaware, and as of 2020, have contributed more that $1 million to support TNC’s Delaware Chapter. In 2021, we’re taking our partnership to exhilarating new heights with quarterly ‘Mother Nature, Let’s Do This!’ challenges that encourage you to get out there and explore.

To see more of our work with TNC over the years, as well as other Beer & Benevolence initiatives, follow us here!

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