It was Thursday, August 27th and there was cause for celebration at Deschutes Brewery. The previous day and well into the night we had brewed six batches of Hop Trip, a fresh hop pale ale. Things had gone flawlessly.
The Cascade Range presides over an event staged on the finely manicured greens of the prestigious Broken Top Golf Club. Eighteen World-Class Chefs set up kitchens that flank a stage that hosts one of the country’s most innovative violinists.
Last week I pulled from every corner of my arsenal of clothing to combat the weather; ski jacket, shorts, rain gear, flip-flops and the requisite fleece, so I know that spring is here.