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Beers Made By Walking Partners with Whatcom Land Trust
to Announce Summer 2015 Hikes with Breweries in Bellingham
Beers Made By Walking, a program that invites brewers go on
nature hikes and craft a unique beer inspired by the flora seen on the
trail, is partnering with Whatcom Land Trust in summer 2015 for a series
of public hikes with brewers and community members. For its inaugural
season in Bellingham, a series of three hikes accompanied by Bellingham
brewers will take place in July and August across Whatcom County. All of
the hikes are free, but registration is required as space is limited.
Brewers attending the 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 tapping event in the fall in Bellingham, and proceeds from the
beer sales will benefit Whatcom Land Trust.
The first hike is Saturday, July 11,
at Canyon Lake Community Forest with Stones Throw Brewing. Registration
for all three hikes begins two weeks from the hike date. The other
hikes are Saturday, July 25, on the South Fork of the Nooksack River at Edfro Creek with Aslan Brewing, and Saturday, August 1,
at Stimpson Family Nature Reserve with Boundary Bay Brewery. All of the
hikes will take place on WLT-protected lands in Whatcom County.
All of the hikes are free, but registration is required.
Online registration through Eventbrite will open approximately two weeks
before each hike.
Hike Dates and Info
Description: Join the first hike for Beers Made By Walking
in Bellingham at Canyon Lake Community Forest. Join Bellingham brewers
from Stones Throw Brewing as we explore this old-growth forest on a hike
led by naturalists and Whatcom Land Trust. Canyon Lake Community
Forest’s 2,250 acres includes 700 acres of ancient Alaskan yellow cedar,
some of which are 1,000 years old. Since access to the site has been
restricted over the past few years due to road wash out, Whatcom Land
Trust and Beers Made By Walking are excited to offer this unique
opportunity to explore this remote site!
Description: Come take a hike along the South Fork of the
Nooksack River at Edfro Creek with Bellingham brewers from Aslan
Brewing. The hike will be led by naturalists and Whatcom Land Trust. The
beautiful South Fork Valley is an important focus area for Whatcom Land
Trust, where the mission is balancing protection of fish and wildlife
habitat with farmland conservation.
Description: Come take a walk at Stimpson Family Nature
Reserve with Bellingham brewers from Boundary Bay Brewery. The hike will
be led by naturalists and Whatcom Land Trust. Walkers will explore the
Lake Whatcom watershed, which provides drinking water for Bellingham. A
well-maintained trail through the forest near Lake Whatcom wanders
through quiet forests and offers beautiful views of two ponds on site.
About Whatcom Land Trust:
Whatcom Land Trust is a private non-profit organization
committed to conserving wildlife habitat, agricultural and open space
lands in Whatcom County for future generations by securing interests in
land and promoting land stewardship.
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.
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