Beer and Hiking...A Match Made in Heaven!

This summer, beer lovers and brewers will draw inspiration from Oregon nature.

By Rachel Sandstrom May 21, 2015

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Beers Made by Walking combines beer, nature, walking, and charity. The idea: let brewers draw inspiration from Oregon nature. 

At this summer's five planned hikes, beer-lovers will walk (for free!) with brewers from local breweries as they identify local flora to use in an upcoming beer. The resulting beers are unveiled in the fall at various locations, and proceeds from each pint serve a different charity.

This year, the Portland walks benefit Portland’s Forest Park Conservancy, which helps protect and enhance the park’s trails and delicate ecology. The walks are free, the nature is beautiful, and you can hang out with local beer brewers while they draw beer inspiration (beer-spiration?) from our lush valley. What could possibly be better? 

  • June 13, 9 am – 12 pm at Springville Hill with Ecliptic Brewing and Hopworks Urban Brewery
  • July 17, 12 pm – 3pm at Cascade Views with The Commons Brewery, Hopworks Urban Brewery, and Upright Brewing
  • August 22, 9 am – 12 am at Balch Creek with 10 Barrel Brewing, Hopworks Urban Brewery, and Widmer Brothers Brewing
  • September 18, 12 pm – 3pm at Ancient Forest Preserve with Hopworks Urban Brewery and Humble Brewing

Registration opens a week before the hike date, and carpools are encouraged.  If you’re in Bend or Eugene this summer, check out those hikes too! 

To register, visit beersmadebywalking.com.

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