Brewing with ingredients inspired by nature is what the Beers Made By Walking (BMBW) series is all about. Over the course of this past year BMBW hosted hikes in Forest Park with Base Camp Brewing, Breakside Brewing, Burnside Brewing, Hopworks Urban Brewery, and Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider, all looking at ingredients that are natural to our coveted city park.
On Thursday, September 15, BMBW will host its annual Beers Made By Walking Portland Tasting with the four breweries and one cidery and will take place at Bazi Bierbrasserie from 5:00 to 8:00pm. The featured beers come directly from a collaboration with the Forest Park Conservancy that sent experts to lead monthly public hikes with brewers in Forest Park. Hikes took place on various trails throughout Forest Park. “Cumulatively, the beers create a drinkable landscape portrait of Forest Park,” states Eric Steen, founder of BMBW in a release.
Here’s the taplist for the Portland event.
• Base Camp – Kölsch with Elderberries
• Breakside – American wheat with foraged spruce tips
• Burnside – Farmhouse ale with local honey and rose water
• Hopworks – Tart German Wheat with foraged Salal berries
• Rev. Nat’s – Heirloom cider with pear juice, lemon balm, dandelion flowers and roots, and (of course) a cedar tea bag.
For the tasting, each of the breweries and cidery will donate its beer and cider to help raise funds for the Forest Park Conservancy’s work that is helping to restore Forest Park.
Bazi Bierbrasserie 1522 SE 32nd Ave. Portland, OR 97214
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 25 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in the archives of Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter and Instagram at @hopapalooza.