The second installment in this year’s Location Series highlights one of our brew crew’s favorite local get-aways. We’re lucky to live in the Pacific Northwest, where adventures into the Great Outdoors can be found literally all around us.
A best-kept secret of Oregon anglers, the Salmonberry River runs through the Tillamook State Forest, hooking up with the north fork of the Nehalem River before running out to the Pacific. Healthy forests, great trail access, clean waters, and a strong spring steelhead run makes the Salmonberry a treasure for fishing and hiking.
We’ve partnered up with our friends at the Native Fish Society to help spread the word about the Salmonberry River. The volunteers at NFS have worked to protect and restore the Pacific Northwest’s rivers, preserve fish populations, and provide advocacy for watershed preservation since 1995. To learn more about the good work they do, and how to get involved, check out their website at http://www.nativefishsociety.org/
Our Location Series beer, dubbed the Salmonberry River Dunkel, was brewed in homage to our brewers’ experiences fishing and hiking the river. We’ve tried to communicate the earthiness of hiking in along a rain-soaked trail with dark floor-malted barley, the aroma of its wooded slopes with piney hops and a touch of cedar character, and the fresh coastal air with a subtle tang of Oregon sea salt.
This limited-edition beer will be available on draft and in our aluminum 22oz bottle, beginning Tuesday, April 7th. Join us at 6pm for its release in the taproom and catch a presentation from the fine folks at NFS. See you then!