April 2013 - Cascade Lakes Relay | Relay on Us™

Thirsty Thursday Brewery Profile: Deschutes Brewery

Deschutes Brewery
Bend, Oregon
Pub location: 1044 NW Bond St
Deschutes Brewery on Facebook
 

Bend’s original. Need we say more?

 

Back when a microbrew basically meant a Widmer Hefeweizen, the brewmasters at Deschutes Brewery had a vision of their own craft brewery. They founded Bend’s first brewery back in 1988 and introduced the world to classics like Black Butte Porter and Mirror Pond Pale Ale. The continuing crowds at their brewpub on Bond Street are testament to the quality of their beers. It would not be a Bend brew festival without the original. We’re glad that they will be joining us at the finish line celebration!

 

Brewmaster Brian Faivre answered a few questions about their beer for us:

 

How long have you been in business?
Since 1988.

 

How would you describe your beer style?
Experimental, cutting edge, and above all – damn tasty.

 

What’s your favorite beer at your brewery?
Depends on the season and moment. For CLR – Twilight – duh!

 

Bend’s beer scene is exploding. Why do you think Bend is becoming a destination for craft brewing?
Because of all the talented brewers and consumers of great craft beer!

 

Why do you think running and beer go so well together?
After a good run – what really quenches your thirst and replaces electrolytes? A cold, tasty craft beer of course!

 

What’s your running style?
Determined.

 

Where can CLR folks find your beers after the race weekend?
Check out our beer finder tool on our website (www.deschutesbrewery.com)—type in your zip code and it will tell you every location within 100 miles that you can find our beer as well as what brand flavors are available.

 

 

By |April 25th, 2013|News|Comments Off on Thirsty Thursday Brewery Profile: Deschutes Brewery

Thirsty Thursday Brewery Profile: 10 Barrel Brewing

Bend’s 10 Barrel Brewing is growing like wildfire, and we’re excited to have them on board for our finish line beer festival. Their brew pub out on Galveston is a great place to enjoy some food and a cold beer when you are out and about in Bend.
 

10 Barrel Brewing
Bend, Oregon
Pub location: 1135 NW Galveston Building A
10 Barrel on Facebook
 
 
How long have you been in business?
We started in 2006 under the name Wildfire and then changed it to 10 Barrel Brewing Co. in 2008.
 
How would you describe your beer style?
Hop forward, Eclectic and fun with no boundaries.
 
What’s your favorite beer at your brewery?
We just released our Hop Project Variety pack and Batch #37 (Brown IPA) is probably my go-to right now. I think it changes every week though….
 
Bend’s beer scene is exploding. Why do you think Bend is becoming a destination for craft brewing?
Good WATER! Just kidding, that’s everyone else’s response. You would have to give a lot of the credit to Deschutes Brewery for laying the groundwork and then the Central Oregon community and lifestyle for supporting and believing in small batch breweries.
 
Why do you think running and beer go so well together?
Because nothing taste better than a cold beer after you run… or walk … or etc…
 
What’s your running style?
Slow and steady… more slow
 

Where can CLR folks find your beers after the race weekend?
We sell beer throughout Oregon, most of Idaho and small section of Seattle.
 
The most updated list of breweries involved in our finish line festival can be found here.
 

By |April 18th, 2013|News|Comments Off on Thirsty Thursday Brewery Profile: 10 Barrel Brewing

Meet Team King Kong Ain't Got Nothing On Us

We think our CLR teams are really cool, and we want to get to know you better. So we’re profiling some of you in the weeks leading up the race. We hope you enjoy some information about one of our enthusiastic new teams: King Kong Ain’t Got Nothing On Us.

 

“I’m Justin Kinyon, team captain for this team. We are super excited to be able to run this relay this year. Most of our runners are veterans of Hood to Coast teams but no one has run CLR except me. This will be my second time everyone else’ first. I ran it last year and liked it a lot better than HTC. Most of us are Marion County (Salem) employees or spouses thereof or are in the Oregon National Guard. We have a mix of very experienced runners and some that are newer runners. We are looking to have an incredible time and meeting the other teams. One thing I loved about CLR vs HTC was how helpful and supportive the other teams were with each other and the laid back vibe.
 
Angelique (runner) came up with our name. You have to say it like Denzel Washington does in the movie Training Day. We are most excited about the sunshine (well I am anyways). Other teams will recognize us as the team having the smelliest van.”

 

Justin asked us the question: when does Cascade Lakes Relay the movie come out? Well, Justin, that’s a fantastic query. Our fabulous film makers already do a very good job in capturing different aspects of our race, but you might be on the lookout for a video camera or two during the race this year as we may be working on a promotional video […]

By |April 17th, 2013|News|Comments Off on Meet Team King Kong Ain't Got Nothing On Us

Thirsty Thursday Brewery Profile: Southern Oregon Brewing

The beer garden at the 2013 Cascade Lakes Relay finish is quickly evolving into a beer festival unlike any you’ve ever seen at the finish of a race. We are very excited about how responsive the breweries have been, and we want you to be even more motivated to cross the finish line to get your reward. So every week we will be profiling one of our participating breweries so you can find out more about who you’ll be sampling from in August.

To kick off the profiles, we’re beginning with our original brewery sponsor, Southern Oregon Brewing. Tom Hammond has been a supporter of the Cascade Lakes Relay after he ran the inaugural race with his team Farfromthevanagain and became the official beer garden sponsor in 2009. We are so glad that SOB will be back to celebrate with us again this year.

 

 
Southern Oregon Brewing
Medford, OR
Taproom location: Medford, just off Hwy 62 (Crater Lake Hwy) –
on the way to Diamond Lake for you Southern Oregon folks
SOB on Facebook
 

How long have you been in business?
Southern Oregon Brewing Co. was founded in 2006 and opened its doors in Nov 2007.

How would you describe your beer style?
Our beers can be described as finely crafted, consistent, approachable ales and lagers made only from the finest raw materials we can get our hands on. Our well balanced beers lend themselves to enjoying several pints while you spend time with friends or enjoy a meal.

What’s your favorite beer at your brewery?
All our beers are great but I tend to gravitate towards our Na Zdravi Czech style pilsner, Holy Water Maibock or the Nice Rack IPA.

Why do you think running and beer go so well together?
Beer is the perfect beverage to quench […]

By |April 11th, 2013|News|Comments Off on Thirsty Thursday Brewery Profile: Southern Oregon Brewing

Meet Race Walk Directors Rory & Wendy McCulloch

The walk divisions of both the Cascade Lakes Relay and the Spokane to Sandpoint Relay have a new race director team for 2013 – husband and wife Rory and Wendy McCulloch of Bend, Oregon. This will be their first year at the helm of both walk relays, and they are excited to get started on this new adventure.

Avid runners and walkers themselves, Rory and Wendy bring over forty years of combined running and walking experience to their duties. “We have competed in a variety of races,” says Wendy, “so we have a good idea of what people expect from an event.” They are hoping to bring their favorite aspects of different races they have participated in to the walk relay division.

Beyond making sure that they pull off a smooth, well organized event, one of their goals is to promote community among the walk teams. They are looking at options to bring participants together before or after the race to spend time getting to know each other.

“We really want teams to feel ownership of this race,” says Wendy, “so we are encouraging walk participants to share their ideas with us. Talk to us! We want to work with you.” To send them your suggestions, you can email Rory & Wendy at walkdirector@cascaderelays.com.

Rory and Wendy will be sharing their plans as the race draws closer. While the Cascade Lakes Walk Relay is sold out with 25 teams registered for 2013, there is still room in the Spokane to Sandpoint Walk Relay. At 139 miles, it is a great challenge to unite you and your friends. For more information, please visit www.spokanetosandpoint.com.

 

By |April 9th, 2013|News|Comments Off on Meet Race Walk Directors Rory & Wendy McCulloch

Finish Line Showers Will Benefit Soldiers

Runners and walkers who want to clean up a little beyond what a soak in the Deschutes River can provide will be able to use the shower facilities at the Bend Armory for a small donation. The money raised will be used to assist enlisted soldier families who are experiencing hardships.

The Bend Armory is located just one block away from the finish line.

Map showing finish line, parking area, and Bend Armory locations:

View CLR Finish Line in a larger map

By |April 3rd, 2013|CLR News|Comments Off on Finish Line Showers Will Benefit Soldiers