Walking Man Brewing’s Hoptoberfest Benefits Stevenson Fire Association

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Walking Man Brewing in Stevenson, Washington, is hosting its 15th Annual Hoptoberfest on September 9th. This year’s festival will benefit the Stevenson Fire Association, which is timely considering Walking Man is located in the gorge near the Eagle Creek Fire that is currently burning around Cascade Locks. The event will run noon to 10pm on Saturday, September 9th, and is free for all ages, with a suggested donation of $5 to benefit the Stevenson Fire Association.

More from a press release:


Walking Man’s Hoptoberfest will feature their award winning brews, Aniche Cellars Wines and Jester & Judge Cider.  Food vendors Gorge Grub, Pork Wind & Fire and FlavorLab Gelato will also be inside the festival tent.  Additonal food from the Walking Man kitchen will be available in the brewpub.


“Hoptoberfest began as a community event with a philanthropic purpose.  This year’s festival is dedicated to the courage and honor of all fire fighters and volunteers that work tirelessly to save and protect our lands. We are grateful to the Stevenson Fire Association for saving our building in 2014 and to say thank you are dedicating proceeds from Hoptobefest 2017 to them,” said Bob Craig, founder and co-owner of Walking Man Brewing.


Live music will kick off at noon and entertian all day on two stages with the precussive African beats of Boka Marimba ( finishing out the night from 7:30-10 p.m. Lawn games will provide fun for the whole family. Dogs are welcomed at the brewpub, although not permitted to enter the festival tent.


A full line up of Walking Man favorites will be available in the tent or brewpub including: Walking Man IPA, Homo Erecutus Imperial IPA, Cherry Stout, Knuckle Dragger IPA, Flip Flop Pilsner, Golden Gait Belgian Pale Ale, Ramblin’ Raspberry Wheat and Pale Strider Single Hop Mosaic Pale.  Walking Man’s Hoptoberfest Ale will be released the day of the event.


Hoptoberfest Ale

7.0% ABV / 26 IBU

Brewed to celebrate Walking Man’s annual Hoptoberfest, this amber-colored beer has robust bready and biscuit malt flavors that are complimented by spicy, earthy Czech Saaz hops.




About Walking Man Brewing

Nestled in the small town of Stevenson, WA in the scenic Columbia River Gorge, Walking Man Brewing began impacting the Northwest craft beer scene in late 2000. Garnering medals and honors in some of the top beer competitions in the world, it has long since become a destination for beer enthusiasts from around the globe.

The brewery and brewpub is located at 240 SW 1st Street in Stevenson, Washington just 45 minutes east of Portland near the Bridge of the Gods. For more information about Walking Man Brewing including brewpub hours, menus and happenings, please visit or contact Tabatha Wiggins at [email protected] / (509) 427-5520.


Founder of The New School and most frequent contributor Ezra Johnson-Greenough has worked in the craft beer industry for almost 10 years, doing everything from illustrating beer labels to bartending at renowned beer bars and breweries like Belmont Station, Apex, Laurelwood and Upright Brewing. He has also had a hand in creating events like the Portland Fruit Beer Festival, Portland Beer Week, and the Brewing up Cocktails series. He is available for freelance consultation in marketing, events, graphic design and branding. Contact: [email protected]

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