FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 6, 2017
For more information contact:
Todd Elsworth, Recreation Northwest
Fairhaven Behind the Bus pop-up Beer Garden with Recreation Northwest, Stones Throw and Outbound.
BELLINGHAM, WA (July 6, 2017) – The weekend of July 21st – 23rd Recreation Northwest, Stones Throw Brewery and Outbound are partnering to host a pop-up beer garden to support the Fairhaven Park Trail and Wetland Boardwalk project. The event will be hosted in the recently renovated garden “Behind the Bus” of Fairhaven Fish and Chips at the corner of 11th and Harris from 3 – 9 pm Friday through Sunday in sync with the Fairhaven Steampunk Festival on Saturday.
The Fairhaven Park Trail and Wetland Boardwalk Project is the signature stewardship project of the locally based non-profit, Recreation Northwest. This project will better connect Fairhaven Park with the labyrinth of public trails in the Chuckanut Community Forest, endearingly known to locals as The 100 Acre Woods.
The event is primarily a fundraiser for Recreation Northwest’s stewardship project but also serves as a means to invigorate an area in the core of Fairhaven. “We are excited to transform this underutilized space into an outdoor gathering spot next to our store while raising money for this critical neighborhood project,” says Jenna Wadkins, owner of Outbound. Outbound is an outdoor lifestyle store strongly rooted in brands that call the west coast home. It is a retail business that reflects the core mission of Recreation Northwest to bring people together to enjoy, preserve and improve the places where we play.
Stones Throw Brewery will be releasing their seasonal Fairhaven Park TrAle that is brewed to support the project. Owner and Head Brewer, Tony Luciano gives his insight into his creation, “The recipe is an American Pale style that is light in body and alcohol, created to refresh trail workers after a few hard hours of digging and sweating. The distinct auburn color not only brings warm smiles, but also enhances the crisp character of Cascade and Simco hops.” Also on tap will be Stones Throw Neighborhood IPA and award-winning Raincountry Liquid Sunshine Lager. “We are stoked to continue to work with Recreation Northwest to help provide better access to the trails in Fairhaven Park and improve this gateway to the Chuckanut Mountains,” says Luciano.
This collaborative partnership of a local non-profit, neighborhood brewery and outdoor retailer is an exciting new triad of sustainably minded, community driven people. The community and out-of-town visitors are invited to enjoy this public space, check out the wares in the store, enjoy a fresh pint of beer and know that they are working to support a local charity in the process. Beyond the “Behind the Bus” event, Stones Throw will also donate $1 per pint of Fairhaven Park TrAle consumed in their quaint neighborhood watering hole.
Also, on Sunday morning at 11:00 am, Recreation Northwest will be hosting another free tour of Fairhaven Park in their Trail Talk series. Meet at the trailhead in Fairhaven Park for a slow paced, information rich walk through the trails that wind through the forest. Details on talks at www.RecreationNorthwest.org.
Behind the Bus pop-up Beer Garden in Fairhaven
Corner of 11th and Harris in Fairhaven
Friday – Sunday, July 21-23
3:00 – 9:00 pm
Behind the Bus – Facebook event
- Pop up beer garden in Fairhaven to benefit Recreation Northwest’s stewardship project
- Outbound reinvigorates outdoor space inviting the public into the space and store.
- Stones Throw Brewery will be pouring Fairhaven Park TrAle and other fresh beers
Jenna Wadkins, Owner of Outbound
“We are excited to transform this underutilized space into an outdoor gathering spot next to our store while raising money for this critical neighborhood project”
Tony Luciano, Owner & Head Brewer, Stones Throw Brewery
“The recipe is an American Pale style that is light in body and alcohol, created to refresh trail workers after a few hard hours of digging and sweating. The distinct auburn color not only brings warm smiles, but also enhances the crisp character of Cascade and Citra hops.”
“We are stoked to continue to work with Recreation Northwest to help provide better access to the trails in Fairhaven Park and improve this gateway to the Chuckanut Mountains.”
About Stones Throw Brewery
Stones Throw is located in the beautiful historic district of Fairhaven. Nestled between Bellingham Bay and the Interurban trail, Stones Throw is the perfect place to enjoy a pint after any adventure.
For more information, visit StonesThrowBrewCo.com.
We’re an outdoor lifestyle store located in the heart of Downtown Fairhaven across the street from Fairhaven Pizza.
For more information, visit OutboundandDown.com
About Recreation Northwest
Recreation Northwest is a Bellingham, Washington–based nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting outdoor recreation and bringing people together to enjoy, preserve and improve the places where we play. The strategies to fulfill our mission are through Stewardship, Education and Fun.
For more information, visit RecreationNorthwest.org.
Todd Elsworth is one of the many “Mossy-haired lunatics roaming the dripping peninsulas”, described in “I’m Here for the Weather” by Tom Robbins. As executive director, he works to fulfill our mission to teach the health benefits of nature, promote outdoor recreation, and steward the places where we play.
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