MFG Sponsor: 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 six year-round offerings:
- Black Butte Porter
- Mirror Pond Pale Ale
- Inversion IPA
- Obsidian Stout
- Green Lakes Organic Ale
- Chainbreaker White IPA
Why we like Deschutes:
- First off, their amazing support of the Beer Garden at StarCrossed last month. Deschutes provides the support from top to bottom: cups, beer, serving equipment and technical staff.
- 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 the Cross Crusade finals in Bend in December, 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 national, regional and local level.
- Deschutes clearly loves cyclocross and has been so supportive of MFG.