Beers Made By Walking Festival at 2014 GABF
Beers Made By Walking invites brewers to go on nature hikes and make new beers that are inspired by plants from the trail. Each beer is a unique, drinkable portrait of the landscape. We are excited to announce our annual festival at Wynkoop Brewing in Denver on Friday, October 3rd, from 12-4pm MST. Now in it’s fourth year, the event showcases 30 place-based beers to the countless beer lovers that have gathered in Denver for the Great American Beer Festival.
Over twenty of the beers were made specifically for this event from Colorado breweries that have collaborated with us. Each beer is inspired by landscapes in an area of the brewer’s choosing. Brewers have hiked up 14,000 foot mountains, trekked through lush canyons, camped in national parks, and strolled through community gardens to find inspiration. Additionally we will serve a series of beers that fit into the Indigenous Style Category from breweries around the country.
Tickets go on sale here, on 9/3 at noon MST. Visitors will receive special glassware for the event, and unlimited access to the beers, until they run out.
We are happy to announce that half of the proceeds will once again be donated to the Cottonwood Institute in Denver, a non-profit organization that inspires young people to initiate positive change by strengthening their civic engagement, environmental stewardship, and leadership skills.
Participating breweries will include:
- Copper Kettle
- Crazy Mountain
- Crooked Stave
- Fonta Flora
- Former Future
- Horse and Dragon
- Oskar Blues
- Our Mutual Friend
- Pateros Creek
- Riff Raff
- Station 26
- West Flanders
- Wicked Weed
- Wild Woods
- Wit’s End
This event is generously sponsored by Walk2Connect and Wynkoop Brewing.
Beers Made By Walking is a program that invites brewers to make beer inspired by nature hikes and urban walks. Each walk is different, each beer is a portrait of that landscape. The program began in Colorado Springs in 2011 with the hopes of inspiring others, through beer, to look at our local landscapes in fresh and community-minded ways. Since then it has expanded into multiple cities and states including Colorado, Oregon, and Washington. Please see beersmadebywalking.com for more information.
About the Cottonwood Institute:
Cottonwood Institute (CI) is an award-winning 501(c)3 educational non-profit organization based in Denver, Colorado. CI’s mission is to connect underserved students to the outdoors and empower them to take action to improve their schools, the community, and the environment for future generations. CI collaborates with schools and youth organizations to deliver high quality, high impact environmental education and service-learning programs. http://www.cottonwoodinstitute.org/