There is a ski resort (Mount Bachelor) only 30 minutes away and you can see the snow-covered mountain from many areas of the city. It seems that everyone here skis, hikes, and bikes. There are trails and beautiful views everywhere.
As I mentioned above, there are lots of microbreweries - 14 in all. We've sampled a few including Deschutes (one of the largest in Oregon), Goodlife and Cascade Lakes.
Fresh hops is the rage here in the Northwest in early Fall (which I had never tried before). They harvest the hops and rush them into the kettles within hours. This makes for a more aromatic taste, often brighter, more citrusy and less bitter than a dry-hopped IPA.
I'll post more about the beers on the beer page, here are a few photos to make you thirsty.
|Deschutes Brewery "Chasin Freshies" and |
"Fresh Hop Cinder Cone Red"
In case you want to see the beer list now pouring: Deschutes beer menu
|Beer List at Goodlife Brewery|
|Cascade Lakes IRA|