Released: November 11, 2013

Contact: Ethan Spotts
Active Transportation Alliance
312.427.3325 x287
312.919-1423 mobile
ethan@activetrans.org

Contact: Kim Elsham
Revolution Brewing
773.649.1183
kim@revbrew.com

Revolution Brewing takes a stand in support of walking, biking, transit advocacy
Revolution Brewing and Active Transportation Alliance team up for year-round partnership

(Chicago, IL) — Active Transportation Alliance announces a 2014 partnership with Revolution Brewery as its Preferred Beer, making the Chicago-based craft brewery a sponsor or host at a number of Active Trans large-scale and smaller events.

“We’re excited about the opportunity to connect our supporters with great local beer from Revolution Brewery,” said Ron Burke, Executive Director of the Active Transportation Alliance.

As the Preferred Beer of the Active Transportation Alliance, Revolution Brewery will team up with its key accounts to support Active Trans annual events and smaller workshops and social events at Chicagoland bars and restaurants. As a sponsor, Revolution will donate beer for two large-scale events; Active Trans will sell the beer at the events and put the proceeds toward its mission.

“Advocacy for sustainable transportation is a paramount concern,” said Josh Deth, Chairman of the Party, Revolution Brewery. “Many of Revolution’s patrons and staff bike, walk, and use transit, so we’re happy to partner with Active Trans to make a difference.”

To celebrate this partnership, Active Trans and Revolution are teaming up for a new ride and party in summer of 2014. The event will be a short, social bike ride and parade ending in a party at Revolution Brewery. Revolutionbeer will also be available for sale at the post-ride festival for Four-Star Bike & Chow on Sunday, September 7.

Working with Revolution beer accounts, Active Trans plans to celebrate Bike to Work Week June 13-20 by encouraging bike commuters to enjoy an after-work stop at bars in Chicago and suburban communities near Metra stops as part of its week-long Bike Commuter Challenge event.

“We know people love bikes and beer,” said Ethan Spotts, Deputy Executive Director for Events and Marketing at the Active Transportation Alliance. “Of course Active Trans and Revolution recommend responsible consumption and transportation. If you are drinking, please lock up your bike and take a bus or cab home.”

Revolution Brewing just celebrated its third year in business and was recently named Beverage Maker of the Year by the Chicago Tribune. Revolution operates a brewpub at 2323 N. Milwaukee Ave. and a 40,000-square-foot production brewery with a tap room at 3340 N. Kedzie Ave. Revolution brews more than 50 styles of beer each year, including the popular Anti-Hero IPA, seasonal favorites and the Deep Wood Series of barrel-aged beers. Revolution brewed more than 8,000 barrels of beer in 2012 and projects to brew 24,000 barrels in 2013. For more information, visit revbrew.com.

The Active Transportation Alliance is a non-profit, member-based advocacy organization that works to make bicycling, walking and public transit so safe, convenient and fun that we will achieve a significant shift from environmentally harmful, sedentary travel to clean, active travel. The organization builds a movement around active transportation, encourages physical activity, increases safety and builds a world-class transportation network. The Active Transportation Alliance is supported by more than 7,000 members, 1,000 volunteers and 35 full-time staff. For more information about the Active Transportation Alliance, visit www.activetrans.org or call 312.427.3325.
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