Updated on Oct. 7th – see the list of beers below.
Original Post: Beers Made By Walking is an uncommon program in the beer world, one that focuses on local ingredients. Not just hops from Yakima, or even grains from local farmers, but ingredients found in the natural world surrounding us. The program invites brewers to go for a walk and find inspiration in what they see along the trail.
On Thursday, October 15, Naked City Brewery and Taphouse hosts the Beers Made By Walking Seattle Tapping. At the event, they’ll tap into 10 different beers (one cider) inspired by hikes around the Mountains to Sound Greenway near Seattle. The beers and cider were created by 11 local producers. More information below.
Beers Made By Walking taps eleven hike-inspired beers and ciders in Seattle
Beers Made By Walking (BMBW) is a program that invites brewers to go on nature hikes and make new beer inspired by plants that are identified on the trail. Today BMBW and the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust (Greenway Trust) announce the release of eleven new beers/ciders that are inspired by hikes around the Greenway near Seattle. The beers will be served at a special tapping on October 15th, from 6-9pm, at Naked City Brewery in Seattle.
The featured beers/cider were produced through a collaboration between BMBW and the Greenway Trust after a series of public hikes, led by Greenway experts, with local brewers throughout the summer. Each brewery is donating their specialty beer for this event and a percentage of the the beer sales on October 15 will support the Mountains to Sound Greenway.
Participating local brewers/cideries include: Brickyard Brewing, Fremont Brewing, Ghostfish Brewing, Hi-Fi Brewing, Lantern Brewing, Machine House Brewery, Naked City Brewing, Seattle Cider Co., Stoup Brewing, Tin Dog Brewing, and Two Beers Brewing. Hikes took place along the Mountains to Sound Greenway Corridor.
Each brewery will serve their new beer on October 15th at Naked City Brewery. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet some of the brewers, learn about the various hikes that inspired the beers, and learn about some of the Greenway Trust and BMBW’s recent work. Beers will be sold by the pint, or in samples, until they run out.
WHAT: Beers Made By Walking Seattle Tapping
WHEN: October 15th • 6-9pm
Naked City Brewery • 8564 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle
COST: Pay per sample set / pint
LIST OF BEERS
Fremont Brewing – Licorice-Ginger Bonfire Ale – Winter Ale with brewer’s licorice and ginger inspired by licorice fern and wild ginger. 6.0% ABV, 40 IBU
Ghostfish Brewing – Red Cedar Pale Ale – Pale Ale featuring red cedar boughs. 5.1% ABV, 57.9 IBU
Hi-Fi Brewing – Play That Funky Music – Porter with chocolate and cherries inspired by wild cherries found in the Snoqualmie Valley. 5.5% ABV, 40 IBU
Lantern Brewing – Amabalis Wit – Belgian Wit with salal, fennel, elder and yarrow flowers, granite chunks, and silver fir resin inspired by Bandera Mountain. 4.5%
Machine House Brewing – Porter brewed with Devil’s club, inspired by the Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie River. 5.4% ABV, 18 IBU
Naked City Brewing – English Style Strong Ale with red and black currants inspired by Seattle’s Seward Park. 9% ABV, 22 IBU
Seattle Cider Company – Wild Fermented Berry – Barrel fermented cider with whole fresh raspberries and blackberries. 6.5% AVB
Stoup Brewing – Brambleweizen – Hefeweizen brewed with blackberries. 5.0% ABV, 13 IBU
Tin Dog Brewing – Wild Chamomile Wit – Wit brewed with wild chamomile. 4.2% ABV, 20 IBU
Two Beers Brewing – Woodland Hike Chocolate Stout – Stout brewed with foraged wood for added depth of flavor. 6.5% ABV, 30 IBU