Sponsor Spotlight: Deschutes

MFG Sponsor:Deschutes

Website: www.deschutesbrewery.com

Twitter:   Deschutes

Facebook: Deschutes

What Deschutes does:

Deschutes Brewery, located in Central Oregon along the banks of the wild and scenic Deschutes River, has brewed a family of handcrafted ales since 1988. Starting out as a small brewpub in the heart of downtown Bend, Deschutes’ first beers were Black Butte Porter, Bachelor Bitter and Cascade Golden Ale.

Now Deschutes offers seven year-round offerings:

  • Black Butte Porter
  • Mirror Pond Pale Ale
  • Inversion IPA
  • Obsidian Stout
  • Green Lakes Organic Ale
  • Cascade Ale
  • Bachelor ESB

Why we like Deschutes:

When you visit Bend, OR., it seems super likely that you’d stop by the brew pub to have a meal and a drink.  If you stop by for during Cross Nationals, be sure to sample the Ultimate Pub Fries and the House-Baked Pretzel to get things started.    The atmosphere is uniquely Bend at the Public House:  laid back, friendly, with most patrons having a lower heart than yours.

Deschutes has been extremely generous to MFG and to StarCrossed, and to cyclocross in general.   Even after being a major sponsor and host to a national caliber event like CX Nats in 2009 and in 2010, Deschutes still dedicates time, effort, and money to other cyclocross events on the regional and local level.

At StarCrossed this year, over 18 kegs were drained, and next year Deschutes has a plan to speed up lines and serve even more beer!  At MFG this year, Deschutes generously offered select and random pre-registered riders 6-packs BEFORE they even started racing!

Deschutes clearly loves cyclocross and has been so supportive of MFG.


Five things you should know about Deschutes:

  1. Black Butte Porter, Bachelor Bitter, and Cascade Golden Ale were the OG three beers back in 1988.
  2. Red Chair NWPA is a more subtle, less-hoppy pale, which is available seasonally.
  3. Black Butte XXI (Special Reserve) is 11% ABV!
  4. Deschutes Brewery Brewmaster is Larry Sidor
  5. Yes, a black IPA does exist!


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