May 15, 2016
BMBW Corvallis Tapping
September 07 /// 6pm
Mazama Brewing /// 33930 SE Eastgate Circle, Corvallis, OR
BMBW announces the first ever Corvallis-focused BMBW 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.