Deschutes Brewery--Boot Test Apres Ski Headquarters
Sep 10, 2017 - 01:51pm by Mark Elling
When the boot test first came to Bend, Oregon the population was 19,000 and there was only one brew pub—Deschutes Brewery! In 2017 after 25 boot tests there's a few more folks (over 90K) and more than 20 breweries there! (And as an aside, locals, you can blame boot test founder and Masterfit C.E.O. Steve Cohen for writing too many glowing articles about Mt. Bachelor and Bend back in the late 80's and early 90's when he was editor for SKI magazine.)
But for our test team, Deschutes Brewery remains the one and only Apres ski HQ during the boot test. We still run into friends from back in the day there and continue to meet new ones when we have a pint glass in hand after a killer day skiing. Here's to more years and beers to come—thank you Deschutes!