Foraging for things like nuts, twigs, and berries—or any other edible plants found along nature trails—is the hallmark of Beers Made By Walking (BMBW), a program that invites beer and nature lovers to go take a hike... with their local brewers and cidermakers. This Saturday, October 10, even if you consider the trail from the door jamb to the bar stool a trek, you can enjoy the fruits, or rather herbs, of their labor here in Portland.

BMBW partnered with the Forest Park Conservancy for a series of monthly hikes along Forest Park trails this past summer. Those walks inspired the 18 beers and ciders that will be tapped at four Southeast Portland tasting rooms tomorrow. Better still, there will be a casual stroll between the four drinking spots, lasting from noon until 5 pm. Since it covers a mere mile and half, it doubles as a fine walk in itself.

Began in 2011 by founder/director Eric Steen, BMBW has now collaborated with over 100 breweries across the country. For tomorrow's event, participating local breweries and cideries include 10 Barrel, Base Camp, Burnside, Coalition, the Commons, Ecliptic, Hopworks, Humble, Laurelwood, Upright, Widmer Bros, and Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider. According to a press release, each brewery is donating the beer for this event and a percentage of the beer sales this Saturday will support the Forest Park Conservancy.

To participate, lace up your best hiking/drinking boots and head to Belmont Station (4500 SE Stark) by noon, then to Horse Brass Pub (4534 SE Belmont), followed by Likewise (3564 SE Hawthorne), and wrapping up at Bazi Bierbrasserie (1522 SE 32nd). Non-walkers are of course welcome to try the beers by visiting the four pubs at any time between noon and 5 pm. More info here.