Minnetonka-based Tonka Beer Company launched its first beer this spring and plans to donate 100 percent of the profits to help prevent the spread of invasive species in Minnesota waterways. KSTP reports "Big Island Shandy" is sold at more than 100 stores throughout the state. The goal is to donate at least $10,000 this year and twice that amount next year. A second beer is set to hit store shelves in August.
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A trio of Twin Cities friends have formed a craft crew company with only one goal in mind: to donate 100 percent of its proceeds to the fight against invasive species in Minnesota Lakes. On the market since May, the Tonka Beer Company's Big Island Shandy has already become a hit, and has enabled the friends to contribute $10,000 to the cause.
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