Earlier this summer, we let you know about a unique program called Beers Made By Walking (BMBW) that invites brewers to make beer that is inspired by nature hikes and urban walks. Each walk is different, and each beer is a portrait of the landscape that is hiked/walked. This program runs in many different cities each year, and this year Bellingham was one of the cities.
These place-based beers were produced through a collaboration between BMBW and Whatcom Land Trust after a series of public hikes, led by WLT, with local brewers throughout the summer. Bellingham breweries that participated include Aslan Brewing, Boundary Bay Brewery, Kulshan Brewing, and Stones Throw Brewing. Hikes took place at Canyon Lake Community Forest, Edfro Creek, and Stimpson Family Nature Reserve.
This weekend, Nov. 21-22, these place-based beers will go on tap at each brewery. Beers will be sold throughout the weekend by the pint until they run out. A majority of the proceeds will benefit WLT.
Hit the Tap Trail in search of the following beers: Boundary Bay Brewery’s ESB with Elderberries, Kulshan Brewing’s Mountain Beaver Brown Ale, Aslan Brewing’s Hazelnut Brown Ale, and a yet-to-be-announced beer from Stones Throw Brewing, which will go on tap at Boundary Bay Brewery.