Beer and history! That’s what the Silver Moon-crafted Skyliners IPA represents, as they worked with the Deschutes Historical Museum to create a special-label beer to commemorate the history of Nordic skiing and the Skyliners in Central Oregon. And tonight is the launch party for the beer, being held at Silver Moon from 5 to 7pm; here are the details:
In honor of Winter Comes: Oregon’s Nordic Ski History, the newest exhibit at the Deschutes Historical Museum, Silver Moon Brewing has created Skyliners IPA. Silver Moon will donate $1 per pint of Skyliners IPA on tap to the museum through the month of April.
In addition, a special Skyliners’ IPA Bottle Launch party will be at Silver Moon Brew Pub, 24 NW Greenwood Avenue in Bend, Tuesday, April 5 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. to introduce the 22 oz. Skyliners IPA (Hop Nob). DHM is asking for a $10 donation per bottle or $110 per case.
The launch party will also feature vintage ski photos and rare footage of ski jumping off Pilot Butte in 1965. The Skyliners IPA and label is a tribute to the men and women of Bend’s first ski/mountaineering club. Founded in 1927, Skyliners introduced outdoor recreation to Central Oregon.
(Facebook event page is here as well.)
Should be an interesting party especially if you’re curious about Bend’s early winter outdoor history—and of course, who doesn’t like IPAs these days?