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Beers Made By Walking & Competition

  • 06/26/2014
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • NW 53rd Birch/Holman trailhead
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Eric Steen has graciously offered to take our club on a tour in Forest Park. Space is limited. Those interested in attending please keep in mind there will be an upcoming club-only competition using what is learned on the tour. Take good notes! There is a fee which goes to the Park Service.

Information about BMBW can be found below and at http://www.beersmadebywalking.com/

The hike details: NW 53rd: Birch/Holman trailhead. We'll go through 1100 feet of elevation gain so it's a moderate hike.

BMBW Details
  • Feel free to talk about what you know of Beers Made By Walking. Here are some quick facts:
  • We invite brewers to go on nature hikes. We've worked with over 60 breweries in CO, OR, and WA including New Belgium and Deschutes.
  • Deschutes Sage Fight IPA, which was made after one of our hikes, recently won a silver medal in the new Indigenous category at GABF
  • The hike we're doing with your homebrew group is special because normally we do public hikes with commercial breweries, this one will be specifically for you.
  • We'll identify edible and medicinal plants that may and may not be great for beer. The hike leader is a homebrewer and has all sorts of suggestions.
  • Homebrewers will all make beer, at the August meeting we will judge the beers and one (maybe two?) will be scaled up commercially and served at the Portland BMBW tapping in October, alongside BMBW beers from Deschutes, Crux, Hopworks, Breakside, and possibly even Crooked Stave (Denver), among about 10 or so others.
  • We usually see about 20 or so different types of plants that can be used, ranging from Stinging Nettle, to Salmonberry, dandelion, cedar, yarrow, St. John's Wort, and much much more.
  • We won't be foraging on the trail, although we may sample a few things. The idea is that you'll take notes, determine what you want to use and then source the ingredients some other way.
  • We've been written about on NPR, Outside Magazine, OPB and many others.
  • Brewers tap their beers at a number of Beers Made By Walking tappings. We have on in Portland in October (details TBA), we have one in Denver during the week of GABF. The beers all serve as fundraisers for local, environmental non-profits. The beer event in Portland will raise money for Forest Park Conservancy, the people who lead our hike.

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