Dear Jasmine & Joe,
Bend, OR was great! I went to Deschutes (free tasters), then to Bend Brewery (female brew master), then to Silver Moon Brewing (divey, no need to act classy here!) and ended my afternoon at the Deschutes brew pub. They use their spent grain to make hamburger buns & feed cows. They then serve the cows & buns to people at the brew pub. Also had an amazing Cascade Dark Ale. All the rage in the PNW right now.
Miss you! Love, Luke
Received April 18th, 2010 on a Silver Moon brewing postcard. Luke is the originator of our Mountainbeering column and is currently on his way to Alaska to lead bike tours for a season. Safe travels, Luke–there are a lot of mountains (and a lot of beer) between you and Alaska!
A sampling of his trip so far:
I would also like to point out that when we moved to San Francisco 3 years ago, Luke was a dedicated mixed drink man. “I just don’t really like the taste of beer,” he would say. And now look at him–spending his vacation at breweries, giving us the names of brewmasters, taking pictures of beer with the coasters in it for a reference point–they grow up so quickly, don’t they?