I thought now would be a good time to introduce you all to a summer long beer program that I’m putting together in Colorado Springs. If you are a homebrewer in the greater Pikes Peak Region, please read through this and see if you are interested in being involved in some way. I think it will a real blast. I apologize that my “bio” is in third person, ignore that…
Beers Made By Walking:
Beers Made By Walking is a project that is sponsored by Rocky Mountain Brewing and the Gallery of Contemporary Arts in Colorado Springs. Seven times throughout the summer of 2011 a group of people consisting of myself, a Homebrewer, a commercial Brewer, and a Naturalist (who can identify wild plants) will go on a hike or walk in the Pikes Peak Region. The hike will be open to the public and the purpose of the hike is to identify edible and medicinal plants that could potentially be used in the making of a beer. The hikes will range in time from an hour to a few hours, and possibly an overnight camping trip. After the hike, a private session will occur where the Brewer, Homebrewer and Naturalist will build a beer recipe, taking into consideration the plants and ingredients they identified. After the ingredients have been collected, the beer will be brewed by the Homebrewer in the commercial space of Rocky Mountain Brewery. Two or three times during the summer, Rocky Mountain Brewing will have a special event where the beers will be put on tap and available to the general public.
Call for Pikes Peak Region Homebrewers:
I’m trying to find seven homebrewers who would like to participate in this project. We will select dates together for the hikes and the brewing session. You need to be able to go on a hike that might last for three hours. You need to be able to formulate your own beer recipes (with the aid of the Naturalist and Brewer). This event will likely take two full days, back-to-back, of fun beer making. I’m hoping to have at least three women homebrewers on board and four men homebrewers.
Contact Eric Steen:
If you are interested in this, please get in touch with me before March 1st and I will be in touch with you shortly with more details:
About Eric Steen:
Eric is a homebrewer and he teaches art at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. He’s the writer for Beer and Sci-Fi as well as Focus on the Beer, which is a Pikes Peak Region Beer Blog. He’s organized many beer events, such as this one, for the last few years in Oregon, Michigan, Missouri, New York, and Glasgow, Scotland.