Corvallis, OR- August 23, 2016 – Beers Made By Walking (BMBW) invites brewers to create place-based beers inspired by plants found on nature walks. Today, BMBW announces the first ever Corvallis-focused BMBW beer tapping event featuring 4 beers/mead that were inspired by natural areas in the Corvallis area. The event takes place on September 7th, beginning at 6pm, at Mazama Brewing in Corvallis and is part of Corvallis Beer Week.
The hike-inspired beers and mead come directly from a collaboration with the Greenbelt Land Trust, which sent botanists to lead public, summer hikes with brewers on two conservation areas in the mid-Willamette Valley. Brewers and participants learned about private land conservation and water resources in the area, in addition to native and invasive plants. The brewers have been challenged to create a brew that represents the trails they walked.
In past years the BMBW the program has yielded over 100 place-based beers, with interesting varietals, including the use of ingredients like lemon balm, sage, fescue, juniper, wheatgrass, and wild rice grass. The beers for the September 7th tapping will be revealed, as the date gets closer.
Each brewery is donating their unique beer and mead for this event. The proceeds will support the Greenbelt Land Trust’s work to help people protect and steward the land, river, and trails that we all enjoy here in the mid-Valley.
“I hope that this program gives drinkers a sense of place, get people outdoors, do something creative, and think about our local landscapes in new ways. Place is one of the only things we really have to connect with the world. I think beer that echoes that mindset is beautiful, because you can feel an attachment to it in a way that is different than a beer that doesn’t have a sense of place,” says Eric Steen, founder of Beers Made By Walking.
Participating breweries and meadery include: Flat Tail Brewing, Mazama Brewing, Nectar Creek Mead, Sky High Brewing
Mazama Brewing is located at 33930 SE Eastgate Circle, Corvallis, OR 97333
About Greenbelt Land Trust:
Greenbelt Land Trust is a land conservation organization focused on protecting ecologically, agriculturally, and historically significant lands in the mid-Willamette Valley. Greenbelt strives for connectivity, linking protected natural areas with parks and public spaces to provide wildlife corridors, protect valuable natural resources, and expand opportunities for low-impact recreation and renewal. Since founding in 1989 the Trust has permanently protected nearly 3,000 acres for our community. For more information about Greenbelt Land Trust, visit greenbeltlandtrust.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. BMBW invites brewers to take nature walks and make beer inspired by the plants identified on the trail. Since 2011, BMBW has worked with over 100 breweries in Oregon, California, Colorado, North Carolina, and Washington, and their hiking and tasting events act as educational experiences and fundraising programs for environmental organizations in the regions we serve. beersmadebywalking.com