Next time you’re out and about, look for the fish. SweetWater Brewing Company has teamed up with local bars here and in Tuscaloosa to declare October Save the Black Warrior month. Participating businesses will be selling paper fish for $1 and $5 as well as special edition T-shirts. Funds raised will support Black Warrior Riverkeeper‘s river patrol and water quality monitoring programs.
Kick-off for the Birmingham campaign is 10 p.m. tonight at Zydeco in Southside. Tickets are $10 at the door. The Dynamites featuring Charles Walker will headline. The campaign’s Tuscaloosa kick-off event will be at 9:30 pm on Oct. 16 at Jupiter Bar and Grill with the Athens, Ga., reggae pioneers Dubconscious.
Participating venues in the metro area include 5 Points Grill, Bottletree, Cosmo’s Pizza, Dave’s Pub, Innisfree, The J. Clyde, Jackson’s Bar and Bistro, Mellow Mushroom, Metro Bistro, On Tap Sports Cafe, Western Supermarkets, Whole Foods Market and Zydeco. In Tuscaloosa, buy your fish at the Jupiter Bar and Grill and Mellow Mushroom.
Also, on Oct. 21, Whole Foods is donating five percent of sales to the campaign. Keep in mind that will be a good day to go shopping.