The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) is a 2,600-mile scenic pathway that travels through California, Oregon, and Washington. This trail runs along the crest of the Cascades, just outside of Bend, Oregon where you can find the Crux Fermentation Project. Pacific Crest Trail hikers commonly stop at this brewery to enjoy a much-needed break and a refreshing beer. Inspired, the Crux Fermentation Project created a well-balanced porter with robust flavors made for explorers. Celebrate the PCT by enjoying a pint of PCT Porter, available on tap at The Hoppy Brewer. Learn more about The Crux Fermentation Project’s creation of the PCT Porter below.
PCT Porter drinkers will enjoy the beer and the packaging. The bottles, cans and carriers include artwork from the trail journals of PCT thru-hiker and supporter Kolby “Condor” Kirk. We featured Kolby’s amazing journals in the summer 2012 issue of The PCT Communicator.
Larry said the wanted packaging imagery to convey the human experience of the trail so that people drinking the beer might gain a deeper appreciation for the trail. Online research for PCT hiker blogs and journal entries quickly led them to Kolby, a Bend resident. It turns out that Kolby was a fan of Crux and loved the idea of celebrating the trail experience in a collaborative way.
“I’m honored that my journal artwork is featured on the PCT Porter can,” Kolby said. “To me, the label represents so many great things about Bend and the Pacific Crest Trail. It provides a visual reminder of how important the PCT is in my life and how it needs to be protected for generations to come.”
Crux Fermentation Project’s beer is distributed in all three PCT states, as well as in parts of Idaho and Colorado.
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SRC: Click to read the creation of Crux Fermentation Project’s PCT Porter.