It's a story like any other. Justin Marble, an arborist by trade, started homebrewing. His friend and fellow Forest Grovian Storm also homebrewed. They decided to join forces and open a brewery of their own. Everything was set to go, except for one hitch: Their initial brewery name was already taken. Storm used this time off to spend five months hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. Somewhere along that stretch from the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the Cascades, the name Ridgewalker Brewing came to him. "At least that's what he'll tell you," Marble says with a laugh. The duo are currently brewing with a one-barrel system in a detached garage in unincorporated Washington County with their eyes set on opening a brick-and-mortar brewery in Forest Grove. While there isn't any definite timeline for that yet, you can find Ridgewalker beer in bottle shops and taprooms in the Hillsboro, Aloha and Forest Grove areas.
Drink This: We weren't able to drink any before press time—it's super-limited—but Marble recommends his IPA.