Local beer drinkers will have a chance to try some unique beers at Naked City Brewery & Taphouse in Greenwood this Thursday. Beers Made by Walking is a program that invites brewers to make beer inspired by nature hikes and urban walks. The location of each hike is unique, leading to a variety of ingredients for brewers to work with. This is really a great idea for creating beers that are truly local. From a smoked porter made with Western Red Cedar inspired by a hike on Cougar Mountain, to a saison made with locally foraged rose hips inspired by a hike in Discovery Park, these beers are certainly won’t be boring.
The event takes place this Thursday, October 23 from 6pm to 9pm at Naked City in Greenwood.
Here is the list of beers that will be pouring:
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.