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This Month in Beer: July

Deschutes Brewery - Pacific Wonderland Lager Bend Oregon home of some of the nicest and most granola people on the planet and butts up against a portion of the wiggling and winding Deschutes River that is held in high regard in fly-fishing lore. I visited this place every Fourth of July for years on end and damn they know how to throw a hell of a patriotic hoo-ha. What a town. Anyway, what we got here comes from the very banks of the river, it’s @deschutesbeer ’s Pacific Wonderland Lager, rumor has it the real booty from One-Eyed Willy’s Ship the Goonies pilfered were barrels of Willy’s secret brew that Deschutes Brewery managed to get their paws on to bottle...

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10 Questions w/ Parker White

By: Patrick McCarthy How was the season like working on Lite Years, where did the name come from? Working on Lite Years was sick but also strange. I'm so used to filming webisodes that a lot of the year I felt like we didn't have enough footy or like things weren't going well for the timeline but looking back now I realize I was totally wrong. We've got such a tight knit crew who all understand each other and work super well together. This year an addition to that was Mike King, who has one of the most positive attitudes of anyone I know. All in all, we skied a ton of pow, we got spoiled at multiple cat ops/one...

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Breaking Into the Industry w/ 686 Team Manager Patrick McCarthy

Name Patrick McCarthy Current Position 686 Team Manager Years On Snow 28 years sliding sideways on the snow. Days On Snow per year: Now? Years ago? 60-75 days on snow this year, but five years ago I would usually put in well over 100 days per year. Finish this statement: Currently I am… Currently I am working on Rabbit Hole, the new 686 movie project. When did you get into snowboarding and what was your evolution through the ranks? I started snowboarding in 1989 when I was 9 years old. At first, I rode the local school and church ski buses and went on family ski vacations. Then once I got my car, I spent nearly every day on the hill. Growing up in Seattle, I had a bunch of resorts...

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Behind the Gear: The Original Toolbelt with Doug Sumi

Doug is the type of guy you can always go to for a good story. He's been with 686 since pretty much day one and is now the president of the company. So, when we wanted to dig a little deeper into the history of The Toolbelt, we knew exactly who to ask.    So Doug, where did the idea for the Toolbelt come from? It came from a road trip over 20 years ago. A team rider and I got done riding powder all day in Vail. We had to drive the 686 van back to LA that night and started the 16 hour drive home. Like many snowboarders during that time I rode with a full sized crescent wrench...

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2017 Drink Water Rat Race

I've spent two decades riding Mt Hood in the summer time. When I was a kid I would pack up my Honda Civic and drive down with dreams of catching a glimpse of Terje Haakonsen boosting in the summer halfpipe’s. A few summers back I lived in my Honda armed with a pass and some peanut butter and jelly fixings. When I saw that the Rat Race was coming up I felt like it was time to go re-kindle those experiences of my youth, working at camp and riding Mt Hood.             The 6th annual Rat Race is a Drink Water event that they organized to raise money for water.org. The Drink Water organization raises money for building clean water wells...

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