Last month we headed to Nebraska for a week of launch events to introduce Deschutes Brewery beer to the craft beer fans of the Midwest! Since we had never been to "...The Good Life" State, we decided to take "The Kids" along for the ride....and some sightseeing.
Mirror Pond Pale Ale and Black Butte Porter pair very well with sports so our first stop was the TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha. This baseball stadium is the home field of the College World Series and has been since 2011. Due to an agreement with the NCAA, the games will remain there each year until at least 2035. With seating for 24,000, it's a great place to watch the series in the summer, the Creighton University Bluejays in the Spring and the Omaha Nighthawks (United Football League) in the Fall. After hearing "hey, batta, batta, batta, batta," about 100 times from "The Kids," we decided to head on to our next adventure.
Once again we’ve set out with “The Kids” to do some sightseeing in a place they’ve never been: Washington D.C.
Not only is this city home to the President of the United States and some great craft beer, but the history here is rich with monuments, museums and statues galore.
Beer lovers rejoice! Deschutes Brewery is shipping out the latest Red Chair Northwest Pale Ale seasonal ale. Be sure to track some down as last year's batch sold out way in advance..
And don't forget to enter the Red Chair Sweepstakes to try and win a Winter escape for two at Mt Bachelor..
Returning to Bend's Old Mill District, the five-day USA Cycling Cyclo-cross National Championships introduces a new, challenging course for 2010. Competitors, fans and family can also take part in the Cross Culture: Art+Bike Festival, featuring live music, film screenings, parties and more. Go here for more info and course maps etc.