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Forest Park Beer Tapping

Don’t miss this amazing beer tapping and benefit event for The Forest Park Conservancy!

Be the first to try eight unique beers inspired by Forest Park, and six more representing natural areas throughout Oregon. Hosted by Beers Made By Walking, this event is a culmination of many fruitful walks in the park.

This summer, Forest Park Conservancy (FPC) paired up with Beers Made By Walking (BMBW) to host a series of five guided hikes in Forest Park and FPC’s Ancient Forest Preserve. Led by BMBW visionary Eric Steen and FPC Program Manager Matt Wagoner, each hike explored a different trail and asked, “If this place were a beer, what would it taste like?”

The Portland hikes filled to the brim with local beer enthusiasts and expert brewers from Breakside, Coalition, Ground Breaker/Harvester, Hopworks, Laurelwood, Sasquatch and Thunder Island.

Of the resulting beers, one is made from wild yeast strains found in old-growth forest, and another is brewed with the sweet berries of native salal.

Want to taste? Stop by any (or all) of the three Portland pubs between 12 pm and 5 pm.


Saturday, October 11

12 pm – 5 pm

Belmont Station, 4500 SE Stark St

Cheese Bar, 6031 SE Belmont

Horse Brass Pub, 4534 SE Belmont St


NEW! Click here for the list of beers and their tap locations. 


Interested in joining a guided tour between venues?  Meet Oregon Walks at Belmont Station at 12 pm. FPC's Matt Wagoner will be accompanying the tour to answer any Forest Park Beer Walk questions.   

Want to learn more? Email Matt Wagoner or call 503.223.5449 x 102.

Disclaimer: No plants were harvested from Forest Park (that would be illegal), but the essence of Forest Park’s flora and fauna (yeast) can be tasted in the specialty beers produced.

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