The Beers Made By Walking program is returning to Seattle this summer. The program partners with local breweries and organizes foraging hikes that teach participants about local wild edibles. The brewers then use the hikes as inspiration to create beers using foraged ingredients, and the program rolls them out at a tasting event that benefits a local charity. The program currently runs in Colorado, California, North Carolina, and Oregon, with its first foray into the Seattle market last year.
This year there are four hikes scheduled with 11 area breweries participating. The first hike is on June 13 with Naked City Brewery and Ghostfish Brewing Company at Seward Park. The remaining hikes are on June 27 with Brickyard Brewing, Hi-Fi Brewing, Stoup Brewing and Tin Dog Brewing; August 9 with Fremont Brewing and Machine House Brewery; and August 15 Two Beers Brewing, Seattle Cider Company and Lantern Brewing. Hikes take place along the Mountains to Sound Greenway between Seattle and Snoqualmie Pass. Hikes are free, but registration is required. Registration will open approximately two weeks before each hike.