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Naked City hosting a Beers Made By Walking tapping event this Thursday

A few months ago we told you about a uncommon program designed to incorporate hiking and urban strolling into the brewing process: Beers Made By Walking. (read that post.) Today we are happy to announce that this Thursday, October 23 Naked City Brewery hosts a Beers Made By Walking tapping event. List of beers is below.

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 happens in multiple cities each year. This year, the program made stops and went for walks in Denver, Portland, Bend and Seattle, along with tapping events in Longmont and Fort Collins, Colorado.

Here’s the official announcement:

Our final Beers Made By Walking event of the year takes place in less than a week in Seattle, WA. We just compiled the list of beers that will be at the event and wanted to share them because the list is absolutely incredible looking. We’ve also added a tenth beer to the list, Hopworks from Portland, OR. The majority of these beers were based off three hikes in and around Seattle, led by the Friends of the Cedar River Watershed. On the 23rd, from 6-9pm, you’ll have the opportunity to drink these beers, and proceeds will be donated to FCRW.

You can have 10 samples for $15 or you can buy $5 pints at the event.

Beers Made By Walking Seattle Tapping

October 23rd /// 6-9pm

Naked City Brewery /// 8564 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle

Here’s the list of beers:

Big Al Brewing /// Huckleberry Saison /// 6.8%, 30 IBU
A bready, spicy and fruity saison with wild huckleberries, inspired by a hike at Cougar Mountain.

Brickyard Brewing /// Salal Saison /// 5.1%
Belgian Style Saison with the addition of Salal leaves, inspired by a hike at Steward Park.

Epic Ales /// Wild Watercress Farmhouse Blonde /// 4.7%, 25 IBU
A light rustic ale brewed with wild watercress foraged in the Olympic peninsula.

Fremont Brewing /// Brother Imperial IPA with Spruce Tips & Elderflowers /// 8.5%, Billions of IBUs
A big, bold Northwest Imperial IPA with spruce tips and elderflowers. Based off a hike in Discovery Park in Seattle, Washington.

Hi-Fi Brewing /// Look Up – See Dere? /// 5.9%, 22 IBU
Smoked Brown Porter, smoked over Western Redcedar. Inspired by a hike at Cougar Mountain.

Naked City Brewery /// Rose’s Funky Hips /// 6.3%, 35 IBU
Belgian Style Saison brewed with locally foraged rose hips, inspired by a hike at Discovery Park.

Schilling Cider /// Cedar Tip Dry Farmhouse Cider /// 6.3% ABV
Rustic, tannic dry cider with local Western Redcedar tips, inspired by a hike at Cougar Mountain

Fort George Brewery /// Spruce Budd Ale /// 5%, 0 IBU
We harvested spruce from trees on the coast, near Astoria. We produced 30bbl batch and used 200 pounds of Spruce tips.

Hopworks Urban Brewery /// Salal Slap /// 4.1% ABV, 3 IBU
Salal Slap is a bracingly sour Berliner Weisse with Salal berries, based on an old growth hike in Portland, OR.

Laurelwood Brewing /// Saison de Walkie /// 5.5%, 12 IBU
Tart Saison with rose hips and elderberries inspired by a hike on the Wildwood Trail in Forest Park, Portland.

2 comments

  1. What a brilliant idea. Hope I can make it over there.

    BTW, I saw your article in Seattle Met Magazine. The idea of “if you like this kind of wine, you might try this kind of beer.”

    Again, Brilliant!

  2. Thank you Jack. The article is in the November issue of Seattle Magazine (not Met). Common mistake. Page 54 of the current issue of Seattle Magazine.

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