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!