10th Anniversary - Colorado Springs


UCCS Galleries of Contemporary Art announce:

Beers Made By Walking returns to Colorado Springs for 10th anniversary hike on August 31

COLORADO SPRINGS, Aug. 16, 2021—Ten years ago the UCCS Galleries of Contemporary Art (GOCA) commissioned artist, Eric Steen, to launch the first Beers Made By Walking— a program that invites brewers to go on nature hikes and urban walks and make new “place-based beers” inspired by plants from the trail. This Fall, GOCA is bringing BMBW back to Colorado Springs for a special 10th anniversary hike with four local brewers at Sondermann Park on August 31. The hike is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required.

Hikers will be accompanied by local craft brewers from Atrevida Brewing, Cerberus Brewing, Goat Patch Brewing, and Local Relic Artisanal Ales. After gaining inspiration from the walk, the breweries are tasked with creating new hike-inspired beers that will tap in the Spring and be featured at a special event tasting planned for spring, 2022, at GOCA Downtown. These place-based beers serve as drinkable, landscape portraits of the trail.

The hike will take place on August 31, from 3:30pm - 5:30pm at Sondermann Park in Colorado Springs. The hike will be led by the Catamount Institute, a non-profit dedicated to developing ecological stewardship through education and adventure. Also participating on the project is the Fountain Creek Brewshed Alliance, with a goal to engage citizens in conversations and actions that will lead to water protection and enhancement.

For those who aren’t able to attend the hike but want to taste the beers, these will be served during a special tapping event at GOCA Downtown on March 16, 2022. More information will be available soon. Visit the GOCA website for updates: www.gocadigital.org

Beers Made By Walking Colorado Springs - 10th Anniversary hike
August 31, 3:30pm, Sondermann Park, Colorado Springs
RSVP is required, sign up here