Beers Made By Walking- Owens Farm Walk

The Beers Made By Walking series returns for a second year of botany and brews!

Join Greenbelt, brewers from Mazama Brewing Co., and botanists for a special walk at Owens Farm– an incredible mix of meadow and oak forest at the peak of wildflower season.  Let’s celebrate and toast the natural areas and beers of the mid-Willamette Valley!

Beers Made By Walking

This program invites local brewers to go on nature hikes and imagine beer inspired by edible and medicinal plants found outdoors. We discuss the brewing process, learn about the edible and medicinal plants we see along the way, and gain a greater appreciation for the land that inspires and flavors local brews. Since 2011 over 1,000 breweries in five states have participated with local environmental organization to produce hundreds of different beers, each inspired by the land around the participating breweries. Natural elements used in beers and meads have included: lemon balm, elder flower, yarrow, mustard seed, honey, and fennel.

Registration

This walk is free and family-friendly. Owens Farm is accessed through GLT-guided tours only, so sign up today to explore this unique conservation area! For more information and to sign-up (spaces are limited), email Jessica.

The Walking Continues….

On Saturday, May 13th we will be holding a Beers Made By Walking outing with Sky High Brewing at Lupine Meadows. Click HERE for more details.

Beers Made By Walking- Lupine Meadows Walk

The Beers Made By Walking series returns for a second year of botany and brews!

Join Greenbelt, brewers from Sky High Brewery, and botanists for a special walk at Lupine Meadows– an incredible upland prairie site we’ll explore at the peak of wildflower season.  Let’s celebrate and toast the natural areas and beers of the mid-Willamette Valley! This event is part of the 8th Annual Natural Areas Celebration Week.

Beers Made By Walking

This program invites local brewers to go on nature hikes and imagine beer inspired by edible and medicinal plants found outdoors. We discuss the brewing process, learn about the edible and medicinal plants we see along the way, and gain a greater appreciation for the land that inspires and flavors local brews. Since 2011 over 1,000 breweries in five states have participated with local environmental organization to produce hundreds of different beers, each inspired by the land around the participating breweries. Natural elements used in beers and meads have included: lemon balm, elder flower, yarrow, mustard seed, honey, and fennel.

Registration

This walk is free and family-friendly. Lupine Meadows is accessed through GLT-guided tours only, so sign up today to explore this unique conservation area! For more information and to sign-up (spaces are limited), email Jessica.

The Walking Continues….

On Saturday, May 27th, we will be holding a second Beers Made By Walking outing with Mazama Brewing Co. at Owens Farm. Click HERE for more details.

 

 

‘Beers Made By Walking’ Release Party

Celebrate with us during Corvallis Beer Week as we enjoy the first tastings of beer and mead inspired by Greenbelt lands!

Beers Made By Walking (BMBW) invites brewers to create place-based beers inspired by plants found on nature walks. This year BMBW is holding its first ever Corvallis-focused beer tapping event featuring 4 beers/mead that were inspired by natural areas in the Corvallis area. The event takes place on September 7th, beginning at 6pm, at Mazama Brewing in Corvallis and is part of Corvallis Beer Week.

The hike-inspired beers and mead come directly from a collaboration with the Greenbelt Land Trust, which sent botanists to lead public, summer hikes with brewers on two conservation areas in the mid-Willamette Valley. Brewers and participants learned about private land conservation and water resources in the area, in addition to native and invasive plants. The brewers have been challenged to create a brew that represents the trails they walked.

In past years the BMBW the program has yielded over 100 place-based beers, with interesting varietals, including the use of ingredients like lemonbalm, sage, fescue, juniper, wheatgrass, and wild ricegrass. The beers for the September 7th tapping will be revealed as the date gets closer.

Each brewery is donating their unique beer and mead for this event. The proceeds will support the Greenbelt Land Trust’s work to help people protect and steward the land, river, and trails that we all enjoy here in the mid-Valley.

“I hope that this program gives drinkers a sense of place, get people outdoors, do something creative, and think about our local landscapes in new ways. Place is one of the only things we really have to connect with the world. I think beer that echoes that mindset is beautiful, because you can feel an attachment to it in a way that is different than a beer that doesn’t have a sense of place,” says Eric Steen, founder of Beers Made By Walking.

Participating breweries and meadery include: Flat Tail Brewing, Mazama Brewing, Nectar Creek Mead, Sky High Brewing
Mazama Brewing is located at 33930 SE Eastgate Circle, Corvallis, OR 97333

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