Since 2011, Beers Made By Walking (BMBW) has been hosting hikes to get both brewers and beer fans outside on hike to discover nature. It’s on these hikes that brewers talk about native plants that can be used in the process of brewing beer or fermenting cider. During this time BMBW has worked with over 100 breweries throughout the country to create over 200 place-based beers.
For its sixth year, BMBW will return to the Rose City’s beautiful Forest Park. This series of public hikes brings brewers and cider makers on various hikes throughout Forest Park. BMBW invites brewers to go on nature hikes and make beer inspired by plants found on the trail.
Once again the Forest Park Conservancy will organize this season’s hikes. Each hike is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are required. Hikes for the 2017 BMBW season will include Hopworks Urban Brewery, Base Camp Brewing, Lucky Lab Brewing, Breakside Brewery, Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider, and PINTS Brewing.
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.