You never know who may walk into the pub and change the direction of a beer.
Some nothing special weekday in Bend, I was asked to come out to meet some enthusiastic fans of our beer, who also happened to be home brewers. When I got to their table, they were happily enjoying a couple classic pub burgers and frosty pints (I was somewhat jealous). It was evident that the enthusiastic one was the son of the father/son pair, Joe Bussmann: a beginning homebrewer and lover of craft beer. As he proclaimed his love for the beers, how they like stopping in on their trips to Bend, and how he is starting to homebrew, his no bullshit father, George Bussmann, was giving him the old “yaaa…yaaaa” look. I asked what brought them over and they said they were cranberry farmers from Sixes, Oregon and they were out here on business.
Today, we're especially excited to announce our third custom beer brewed for Oregon Manifest's Bike Design Project, a Cascadian Dark Ale. Why? Because it's the one we brewed to pair with INDUSTRY x Ti Cycles’ yet-to-be-revealed bike design and our wonderful city that inspired it.
Lately we've been spending a lot of time in the midwest hanging out with some amazing craft beer fans. We decided to surprise "The Kids," Mirror Pond Pale Ale and Black Butte Porter, by taking them to the gold coast for a week in sunny, San Diego!
Last week we announced our partnership with Oregon Manifest and our bike-inspired beers. Today, we're excited to tell you about the first of five tasty beers we're brewing for this amazing bike design project: CHI Black Bock, brewed to pair with MNML x Method Bicycle’s yet-to-be-revealed bike design and the city that inspired it.
Categories —Bravely Done
Last week we visited Pittsburgh, the other "bridge city", and had a blast introducing our beers to craft beer fans who had never heard of us before and others who knew us quite well. We want to thank everyone we met, especially those who partnered with us on some really fun events. Check out the PHOTOS we took throughout the week, including some shots from our Hats Off to Homebrewers event at Hop Farm Brewing Company and our time spent helping the Friends of the Riverfront. And if you're trying to track down a pint or six-pack of Black Butte Porter or one of our other beers, don't forget to use our Beer Finder Tool. Cheers!
Since the Kentucky Derby was yesterday, it just seemed fitting to post our latest blog highlighting our recent trip out to Kentucky! "The Kids," Mirror Pond Pale Ale and Black Butte Porter, had never been to this part of the country before, so when Deschutes Brewery announced that they'd be expanding into the "Bluegrass State", we were all on board.
“The Kids” (Mirror Pond Pale Ale and Black Butte Porter) were ready to venture to new lands in the mid-west and decided to plant some roots in Ohio. They heard that Ohio was very knowledgeable when it came to craft beer and with all of the pre-prohibition brewing history in places like Over-the-Rhine, we wanted to learn more so...we boarded a plane and flew into the Dayton, OH airport.