Just wanted to send one last reminder to you all about the final Beers Made By Walking. This program has been a lot of fun to put together and I want to thank every person that has contributed in some capacity over the last 6 months. See you there!
The second installment of tastings for Beers Made By Walking. A summer long program in which a public group goes on a local hike. Along the way we identify edible and medicinal plants. A homebrewer takes note and afterword develops a recipe and creates a beer based off of what we see on the hike. The special ingredients are purchased in local shops, online, or harvested with permission on private property. The beer is then made at Pikes Peak Brewing and will be available for tasting one night only at one of our local pubs, Brewer’s Republic. The beer essentially becomes a portrait of the local landscape, a celebration of place. They will be served together in handmade serving trays and a 12 page catalog that describes our summer long process.
Here is a list of beers and the brewers:
– Scott Buchholz – Limber Blond Ale – Strawberry, Limber Pine
– Rich Mock – Gruit to It – Wild Sage, Wild hops, Yarrow
– Tom Brown – Eve’s Forbidden Flower – Bee Plant, Tansy Mustard, Rose Hips, Amaranth
– Matt Kupferer – Old Man of the Woods Stout – Sarsaparilla, Hazlenuts, Spruce
The first tasting event took place late August. This next one will be a lot of fun, but if you need convincing, here are photos from the first event. And here you can also see photos from the various hikes that we’ve gone on. The project is sponsored by the UCCS Galleries of Contemporary Art and the beers were made at Pikes Peak Brewing Co.