|Courtesy of Beers Made By Walking
Now in its sixth year, Beers Made By Walking (BMBW) returns to the Pacific Northwest with a new series of public hikes with brewers and cider makers in Portland’s Forest Park. BMBW invites brewers to go on nature hikes and make beer inspired by plants found on the trail.
The 2017 series of hikes are organized by Forest Park Conservancy. Each hike is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are required. Hikers are accompanied by a local brewer who must create a hike-inspired beer/cider in the summer. A list of hikes and sign ups are available below.
These place-based beers serve as drinkable, landscape portraits of the trails that are walked. Tapped during special events at each respective brewery, the beer and cider proceeds are donated to the Forest Park Conservancy. The full list of beers will be published after the hikes are finalized, but you can go to the Beers Made By Walking website if you would like to see the tapping dates in advance and add them to your calendar.
List of hikes:
May 06, 3pm - Springville Trailhead
Breweries: Hopworks Urban Brewery and Base Camp Brewing
June 03, 10am - Germantown Road and Leif Erikson Trail
Breweries: Lucky Lab Brewing and Breakside Brewery
June 10, 10am - Tunnel Trailhead
Brewery/Cidery: Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider and PINTS Brewing
About Beers Made By Walking
Beers Made By Walking (BMBW) 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 more than 100 breweries throughout the country to create over 200 place-based beers. Hiking and tasting events act as educational and fundraising programs for environmental organizations in the regions they serve. Additional info: http://beersmadebywalking.com