Sean McBride has the rough job of traveling the country turning people on to Deschutes beer.
What was the food highlight of your year?
I’d have to say the food highlight for my 2013 was at Euclid Hall (Denver, CO) after the Great American Beer Festival. The team there puts together a wonderful beer list that can be paired with their menu and off menu items. One of our Chefs from Deschutes was there for a beer dinner and has a relaxing way to end the exhausting week we were treated to a first time experience. Bone marrow luges with apple brandy and a pigs head served on a platter. I’m never one to say no to new experience with food and it paid off once again. If you ever find yourself in Denver and hungry seek out the Euclid Hall and let their chefs take you on a journey.
What was the music highlight of your year?
Music highlight of the year is a bit harder. Most of the time I am busy at work and don’t get to enjoy the music but there is one festival I go to every year where my ears are opened up to the world of Americana and Folk. 30 minutes from the brewery in Sisters, OR is the Sisters Folk Fest. Every September this small town fills with fun loving fans and great music. Musicians from genres like Folk, Blues, Bluegrass, Americana, and even some wonderful singer songwriters get me to slow down and stop to hear the music. I am new to the music scene and this annual party really set me out to seek more music off the beaten path.
Was there a moment when food and music came together in a memorable way?
Music and Food really came together at Huichica. I have never drank so much wine, listened to so much good music, or eaten as many Bunk Sandwiches. Those two days had me meeting new people and enjoying another part of the country I don’t get to go to as much as I’d like. I hope I can make it down next year.