Walking Man Hoptoberfest Returns, fundraiser memorial ISA

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Walking Man Hoptoberfest Returns, fundraiser memorial ISA

Stevenson, Washington is the home of the legendary Walking Man Brewing which is bringing back their Hoptoberfest this September as well as generously brewing a beer for a good cause with Backwoods Brewing – Walking Back Home ISA.

Walking Back Home a fundraiser memorial ISA

Walking Man brewer James Landers recently experienced some heartbreaking family tragedy after his mother was diagnosed with cancer, ” The cancer was quick and aggressive; I lost my mother just a couple months after the diagnosis.  During that time we threw everything we had at making her comfortable, medications, and hospital visits and the bills and back rent piled up.” With the support of Bob Craig, the founder and owner of Walking Man Brewing, and Kevin Waters, the owner/operator of Backwoods Brewing, James was able to brew this ISA as a fundraiser memorial beer for the family. “Kevin contributed half of the ingredients and will be using Backwoods as another outlet in which to pour the beer and raise money.  Each brewery will be contributing a dollar per pint sold to help with my family’s costs stemming from this ordeal.”

Releasing today 8/28 at Walking Man Brewing’s taproom and soon at Backwoods

Walking Back Home ISA
4.2% ABV
55 est. IBU

The beer pours a pale gold with a thick cream head.  Brewed with Columbus, Centennial, Ella, and Summer hops the nose hits with pine and herbal notes with just a bit citrus.  The hops are well balanced by the light malt body creating resinous flavors of melon, mint, and a touch of tangerine.  Finishes fairly dry with a medium bitterness.
Here is the link to James Landers mother’s memorial page: http://sharilanders.blogspot.com/
1534877_809582689086499_1507231764604141433_oWalking Man HOPTOBERFEST Returns September 13th

On a brighter note, Walking Man Brewing will host the return of Hoptoberfest on Saturday September 13th from noon to 10pm. This Octoberfest-style Celebration Features Live Music, Lawn Games, Festival Food and Award Winning Beer in the Columbia River Gorge.

This 21 and over event will take place in the field adjacent to the Walking Man brewery and in the pub beer garden. Traditional festival food, live music and lawn game competitions will be offered throughout the day.

This once annual Hoptober Festival took a brief hiatus and is returning this year with renewed focus and energy to be one of the best since it’s debut in 2001.  A staple event in the Stevenson, Washington community, Walking Man Brewing’s Hoptoberfest provides the perfect setting to celebrate and enjoy the end of summer with friends and beer lovers from throughout the Northwest.

“Hoptoberfest is our way of capping off the summer season and saying thank you to our loyal fans and friends old and new.  It’s always been about celebrating what we do and why we do it,” said Walking Man Brewing’s founder and owner Bob Craig.

In honor of the festival, the brewery will craft a Hoptoberfest beer and will feature some special one-off brews fans won’t want to miss. In addition to the beers offered in the festival tent, the pub will have ten beers on draft, including many of Walking Man’s well-loved, award-winning styles.

Live music will kick off at noon with the Americana folk sound of Fields of May followed by the classic rock group Double D’s.  A late afternoon set will feature the powerful, bluesy voice of Stevenson’s own Emily Albaugh.  The Portland based band, Sons of Malarkey will hit the stage with their high energy traditional Irish and Celtic tunes at 5:30pm. Funk Shui will finish the festival with their seven-piece band’s original funk tunes that are sure to keep festival goers on their feet.

Lawn chairs are welcomed.  No dogs or coolers allowed.  21 and over event.  Admission is $5.

 

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