We got into backpacking just a few short years ago. I can’t believe it took this long. Always seemed intimidating to have all that gear on your back, far away from your car and the comforts of an actual campground. Turns out this is one of our favorite things to do and the absolute way to completely experience the wild woods. It’s daunting to pack for a trip like this…every ounce counts. We have spent much time setting aside just a few clothing items to wear and rewear, only the amount of food we really need, and the tiniest of stoves, utensils, and safety gear. We even have a single tool that serves as a fork, knife, and spoon. But you better damn well believe we don’t count how many ounces are in a can or two of craft beer we jam in our packs at the last minute! Back to the experience though. No cars, no technology, no crowded campsites filled with tourists that don’t even appreciate nature. Just you, the basic necessities to survive, gorgeous scenery to yourself, and all of your senses hightened and ready to take it all in. The scent of pine, sound of a rushing river, sight of alpenglow on the mountain, taste of the best hot cup of coffee in the world on a cool crisp morning, and the feel of hiking boots on the earth.
Part of experiencing the finer things in life is being able to really take them in using all of your senses. We love to make beer inspired by the outdoors. We also enjoy serving our beer in a wilderness-inspired tasting room. Beetlekill pine makes up the long, comfortable bar and covers the walls. The lights are dim and the decor is simple, including a few canvas pictures of nature we took. There’s fun music, local restaurants that will deliver/food truck options, and even a view of the foothills from our patio. We want you to be able to not just have a pint of beer, but to fully enjoy a pint of handcrafted Wild Woods beer in an inspired environment that brings our concept to life.
We have been open almost 6 weeks and have had a great time sharing our passion and craft with you all. It’s been such a successful turnout along with positive feedback. We’re excited to continue brewing much more craft beer, so come out and experience the Wild Woods for yourself!