Gilded Goat Brewing Company hosted the Colorado team’s first Defend Our Beer event of the semester, which drew more than 40 people. Speakers at the event were Charlie Hoxemeier, head brewer of Gilded Goat Brewing Company; Steve Clark, co-founder of Troubadour Maltings; Kate Donahue, district ranger for the U.S. National Forest Service; and Abbye Neel, water conservation specialist for the City of Fort Collins. The discussion covered a range of topics including water quality, how climate change informs business decisions and how environmental regulations are key to the future of the sustainable brewing industry.