Hiking through Colorado can inspire a new appreciation for the natural ingredients that make our food and drink great, or if you're in Aurora, our methamphetamines! Let a homebrewer concoct you something found on a stroll, with Beers Made By Walking.
From the mind of an art prof/ homebrewer/ hiking enthusiast, BMBW is a sudsy art project in which seven free hikes around The Springs (accompanied by a flora-familiar naturalist and area homebrewers) will result in eight "brand-new beer recipes based on the land itself", which'll then be available to taste at two parties, but not a third, as no one wants to taste Ralph Nader. The hikes include less-involved jaunts like a 2-3hr night walk in the Garden of the Gods (where you'll likely encounter "spruce/ juniper berries/ pines"), one along the Rock Island Trail, and a tunnel-filled trek along Old Midland Railroad Grade, as well as more intensive trips like a Catamount Trail all-dayer they describe as a "strenuous hike", which's something you'll have already encountered at the Conoco station before driving out there. Post-hikes, the homebrewers'll retire to Rocky Mountain Brewery, who've donated time and equipment to help them brew whatever they (and maybe you) have come up with (cross your fingers for "cactus beer"!), and the eight varietals will be presented for your consumption at two late-August and October soirees in The Springs' taphouse Brewer's Republic (no, not the store where you can buy $120 flat-front khakis made from old barley bags).
As with many supremely cool projects, this guy needs Kickstarting, so donate anywhere from $10-$100 now, and you'll snag early admission to the tastings, and be near-guaranteed spots on the hikes, not to be confused with spots all over your arms, which you got from just scratchin' away in Aurora.