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Beers Made By Walking Announces 2015 Hikes with Breweries in Seattle
Beers Made By Walking, the program that invites brewers go on nature hikes and make beer inspired by plants found on the trail, partners with Mountains to Sound Greenway for a series of public hikes with brewers. Four hikes with eleven brewers take place this summer along the Mountains to Sound Greenway corridor, beginning with the first on June 13. Hikers are accompanied by local brewers and hikes are free, but space is limited.
Brewers attending hikes are challenged to create a unique, place-based beer that serves as a drinkable, landscape portrait of the trails that are walked. The resulting beers will be served at a special event in the Fall, in Seattle, and proceeds from the beer will benefit Mountains to Sound Greenway.
The first hike is on June 13 with Naked City Brewery and Ghostfish Brewing Company at Seward Park. Registration is now open. Registration for the next three hikes begins two weeks from the hike date. The remaining hikes are on June 27 with Brickyard Brewing, Hi-Fi Brewing, Stoup Brewing and Tin Dog Brewing, August 9 with Fremont Brewing and Machine House Brewery, and August 15 Two Beers Brewing, Seattle Cider Company and Lantern Brewing. Hikes take place along the Mountains to Sound Greenway between Seattle and Snoqualmie Pass.
Hikes are free, but registration is required. Registration will open approximately two weeks before each hike.
Hike Dates and Info
June 13, 12pm - Seward Park - Registration Open Now
Description: Explore Seward Park with Mountains to Sound Greenway and Seattle area breweries. Located within Seattle city limits, Seward Park contains over 300 acres of beautiful forested lands. This unique park located on Lake Washington will offer plenty of local flora for inspiration.
June 27, 10am - Snoqualmie Valley Trail - Registration Open Soon
Description: Come take a walk on Snoqualmie Valley Trail with Mountains to Sound Greenway and Seattle area breweries. The Snoqualmie Valley is a magnificent rural valley just minutes from the greater Seattle area and has some of the most fertile soil in the nation. The hike will explore the trail from Duvall to Oxbow Farm, featuring a tour of Oxbow Farm, an organic farm and educational center.
August 9, 9am- Middle Fork Snoqualmie Trail - Registration Open Soon
Description: Hike the Middle Fork Snoqualmie Trail with Mountains to Sound Greenway and Fremont Brewing. This trail follows the Snoqualmie River under dense tree cover, through old-growth forests with fern undergrowth. Watch for wildlife along the river. Make sure to wear sturdy footwear as there is some rocky terrain.
August 15, 9am - Little Bandera - Registration Open Soon
Description: Come hike Little Bandera with Mountains to Sound Greenway and Seattle area breweries. This hike is the most difficult in the Seattle program, but the views from Little Bandera are worth the effort. Take in views of Mt. Rainier and the valley below, as we learn about local flora. Wear sturdy footwear and bring plenty of water.
About Mountains to Sound Greenway:
The Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust leads and inspires action to conserve and enhance the landscape from Seattle across the Cascade Mountains to Central Washington, ensuring a long-term balance between people and nature and to preserve this heritage for future generations. The Greenway is an iconic 1.5 million-acre landscape that conserves a healthy and sustainable relationship between land and people by balancing built and natural environments. This landscape provides places for nature and wildlife, for outdoor recreation and education, for working forests and local agricultural production, while embracing vibrant urban areas with strong economies. http://mtsgreenway.org/
About Beers Made By Walking:
Beers Made By Walking is a program that invites people to step outside and see the place they live in a new light. We invite brewers to take nature walks and make beer inspired by the plants identified on the trail. Since 2011, we have worked with over 90 breweries in Oregon, Colorado, North Carolina, and Washington. Our hiking and tasting events act as educational and fundraising programs for environmental organizations in the regions we serve.