Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Draught Works in Missoula Features Chain Reaction Fresh Hops Festival

This Saturday, September 8, in what is likely a first-ever for Missoula, Draught Works Brewery is launching a Chain Reaction Fresh Hops Festival and creating a "pedal-powered" beer with locally sourced ingredients transported and milled via bicycles.

Details are from the event page on Facebook:

Draught Works will craft a “fresh” hopped beer with the help of Missoula bicycle enthusiasts. Hops for this craft beer will be harvested by volunteers at Fais do-do Farms in Corvallis, MT and transported to Draught Works by teams of cyclists in a relay-style race. Draught Works will present prizes to the winning team. While the race to the brewery ensues, eager cyclists will work to power a custom-made, bike-operated grain mill at the brewery. Cyclists will pedal to mill approximately 1000 lbs. of malted barley by the time the hops arrive via relay teams.

Once the hops arrive and the milling concludes, Draught Works will brew a Chain Reaction Fresh Hopped Ale. Proceeds from the 15-barrel, 30-keg batch will be donated to participating nonprofit organizations dedicated to sustainable transportation in Missoula.

Ancillary events at Draught Works will include bike helmet giveaways, bike tune-ups, a fleet of wacky bikes, bike safety, bike Polo, raffles and live music. With the help of local nonprofits, volunteers, patrons and beer enthusiasts, Draught Works hopes to raise awareness about sustainable transportation and engage local Missoulians in a one-of-a-kind, pedal-powered celebration of beer and bikes! 

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...