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Beers Made By Walking
One of Beerburg’s early inspirations in using foraged, native ingredients was a program called Beers Made by Walking (BMBW), created by Eric Steen. Beers Made By Walking is a program that invites brewers and other interested folks to go on nature hikes and urban walks, and make new beer inspired by the edible and medicinal plants from the trail.
The initial BMBW program took place in Colorado Springs in 2011 and was intended to simply get people outdoors, do something creative, and think about their local landscapes in new ways. As the event grew, BMBW evolved its mission to raise funding for environmental non-profits by working with them to create educational programming in outdoor areas.
Since 2011, BMBW has worked with more than 200 breweries throughout the country and has raised tens of thousands of dollars for non-profit organizations.
Beerburg + BMBW
Beerburg is proud to partner with BMBW to host the first ever program in the Southwest region. This collaborative event consisted of four hikes throughout 2023 where participants learned about native, non-native, and invasive plants, along with important environmental issues surrounding the region.
Each hike was coordinated with a local non-profit partner that works to protect the land and water in the region, and was led by a local professional who can identify edible plants and speak to their medicinal and culinary uses. Our partners are The Shield Ranch Foundation, The Watershed Association, Colorado River Land Trust, and The Nature Conservancy. Please see below for more info about each partner.
Making the Beers
After the hikes, our participating brewers were invited to brew a beer inspired by the the plants, herbs, or even landscapes from the hikes. 13 breweries answered the call, and each one of them brought their ideas and inspiration to bear in a unique collaboration brew.
These beers will be showcased at the Beers Made By Walking Festival on November 11. This first-of-its-kind festival celebrates nature, local plant life, and the local brewers who found inspiration here in the hill country. Proceeds from the ticket sales for the festival will be donated to our non-profit partners
MORE INFO + FAQs
Beers Made By Walking Festival will be held in the field at Beerburg Brewing Company, located at 13476 Fitzhugh Rd in Austin, TX.
Parking on-site is limited and is on a first-come-first-serve basis. Satellite parking will be available nearby with free shuttle service available. Signage for satellite parking will be displayed on the day of the event.
Due to the limited availability of parking we strongly encourage the use of alternative transportation, including rideshare services and carpooling.
Purchase online HERE
Tickets Required for Entry
Printed or digital tickets will be accepted. No one will be allowed in without a valid ticket.
The Beers Made by Walking Festival is a rain or shine event
21+ Only – No exceptions!
Must present valid ID at the door. No minors will be allowed in, no exceptions!
All GA & VIP tickets include a commemorative tasting glass and a tasting card with 12 samples – each redeemable for a 2.5 ounce pour. This per person-per transaction limit is in compliance with Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) rules for on-site consumption.
Attendees will be able to purchase additional tasting cards ($5 for 12 additional samples) on-site. Credit/Debit cards and cash will be accepted.
Full Beer list HERE!
Food and Drink
Vendors will be available on site with food and drinks available for purchase.
Beerburg’s taproom and kitchen will be open during the festival. Guests who choose to leave festival grounds to eat in the taproom will be allowed re-entry with festival wristband.
Are dogs allowed at the festival?
Well-behaved dogs will be allowed inside the festival grounds and will not require an extra ticket. All dogs must be kept on a leash while on the property.
Interested in volunteering? We’d love to have you!
Enjoy the festival! Opening shift volunteers will get free entry to the festival with tasting card after their shift ends. Closing volunteers will get free food and beer from our taproom after their shift ends
Invite to the volunteer after party hosted by one of our brewery friends!
Sign up HERE
We are seeking both monetary and in-kind sponsorships to help defray the costs of the festival and to enable a higher donation to each nonprofit partner. Your support will directly benefit air, water, and land conservation here in Central Texas, and will help support one of the largest brewery collaborations that Austin has ever seen.
Interested in sponsoring the festival? Learn more HERE
We are seeking both monetary and in-kind sponsorships as well as individual donations to help defray the costs of the festival and to enable a higher donation to each nonprofit partner. Your support will directly benefit air, water, and land conservation here in Central Texas, and will help support one of the largest brewery collaborations that Austin has ever seen.
Donate any amount you’re comfortable with HERE
Our Non-Profit Partners
The Shield Ranch Foundation is a nonprofit (501c3) private operating foundation organized by the owners of Shield Ranch to share the Ranch in ways that educate, inspire and transform. The Shield Ranch Foundation operates El Ranchito (a summer program for youth) and hosts other programs on the Ranch. Their 6400 acres of land comprises 10% of the Barton Creek Watershed.
The Watershed Association’s vision is for a future with clean, plentiful water flowing from Jacob’s Well into Cypress Creek, a healthy ecosystem essential to the culture and economy of the Wimberley Valley. Their mission includes fostering community awareness of the watershed and the community’s responsibility to its watershed in the Wimberley Valley, across the Hill Country region, and throughout the state of Texas. They also work to engage communities and provide experiences that reconnect people with nature.
Colorado River Land Trust works to protect land and water in the Colorado River watershed—today and for future generations. Their service area spans from the high plains in west Texas, through the Hill Country, to the productive farmland and coastal fisheries and wetlands near the Gulf of Mexico.