Eric Steen’s Beers Made By Walking (BMBW) project and the Friends of the Cedar River Watershed (FCRW) are holding their first Seattle event. BMBW is announcing the release of nine new beers that are inspired by plants found on hikes around the Pacific NW. The beers will be served at a special tapping on October 23rd, from 6-9pm, at Naked City Brewery.
These place-based beers were produced through a collaboration between BMBW and FCRW after a series of public hikes, led by FCRW, with local brewers throughout the summer. Participating brewers and cider-makers that joined in on the hikes include: Big Al Brewing, Brickyard, Epic Ales, Fremont, Hi-Fi, Naked City, and Schilling Cider. Hikes took place at Seward Park, Discovery Park, and Cougar Mountain.
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 FCRW and BMBW’s recent work. Beers will be sold in sets of samples, and by the pint, until they run out. A majority of the proceeds from this event will benefit FCRW.
Current beer list:
Epic Ales: Wild watercress farmhouse blonde
Naked City: Belgian Saison with rose hips
Fremont Brewing: Brother Imperial IPA with spruce tips and elderflowers
Big Al Brewing: Saison with wild berries and flowers (varieties TBD)
Schilling Cider: Cider conditioned with Red Cedar tips
Brickyard Brewing: Belgian-style saison with fresh-cut Salal leaves
Hi-Fi Brewing: Cedar-smoked porter
Fort George: Spruce Budd Ale, made with 100% spruce tips and no hops
Laurelwood: Slightly tart Saison with rose hips and elderberries
Hopworks: Salal berry Berliner Weisse
Beers Made By Walking Seattle Tapping
October 23rd /// 6-9pm
Naked City Brewery /// 8564 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle