The latest trend in trail maintenance is beer. Outdoor companies across the US are teaming…
In their latest quest to transform the food chain into something more sustainable, Patagonia Provisions teamed up with Portland-based Hopworks Urban Brewery (HUB) to create an organic beer made from old school grains. Long Root Ale uses Kernza — a perennial grain ideally suited for organic regenerative agriculture, a practice that restores soil biodiversity, sequesters carbon and grows crops all without chemical fertilizers or pesticides.
There is hot yoga, dog yoga, prenatal yoga, and just about any kind of yoga you can think of–but beer yoga? Gaining inspiration from Burning Man one year, a yoga teacher in Berlin decided to offer a class where beer bottles and the drinking of beer are incorporated into poses. If anything will get me back into the yoga studio, this just might be it.
Believe me, there is nothing worse than filling up your growler with Boneyard RPM in Bend, only to make the drive home to San Francisco and find out the beer has gone completely flat. And while a standard 64 ounce growler is great for personal use, what if you want to have a few friends over? Cold, fresh, carbonated, and more than enough to share–this is the promise of the new DrinkTanks oversized growler with auto-regulating keg cap.
Ever finished a bike ride, excited to drink that cold beer, only to lack a bottle opener? Sure there are bike racks, belts, dog collars, flip flops, and other gear that comes with an integrated bottle opener, but what if you forget those as well? Here’s a better idea—stick the bottle opener on the bike itself.
For as long as anyone can remember, beer and bikes have gone hand in hand. What is it that makes the two so compatible? It could be that they both simply represent the best days of summer or maybe it's because a cold beer never tastes better than after a long, hot day on the trail or road. Whatever the relationship, you can't argue that bike culture has definitely influenced beer culture and vice versa, creating an overlapping community that brings out the best and unique subtleties of both.