Bartram's scrub hairstreak, half header

The Florida Museum and First Magnitude Brewing celebrated the release of a new beer on March 30, 2018. Bartram’s Blonde is a light, refreshing blonde ale and the 5th beer created to raises awareness for rare and at-risk butterflies in Florida.

This beer highlighted the the federally endangered Bartram’s Scrub-Hairstreak butterfly. This small grey butterfly has broad white bands that intersect a large orange patch and two distinctive white spots on the underside of the hindwing adjacent to two delicate hair-like tails. Due to habitat loss it is mostly found within the National Key Deer Refuge in the Lower Florida Keys and Everglades National Park on the southern Florida mainland.

The proceeds from the beers created in this ongoing collaboration between The Daniels Lab at the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity and First Magnitude Brewing benefit butterfly conservation and research in Florida.