Ski season in Oregon is coming to an end 🙁
Now I can tell you how I deal with “avoiding the traffic down the mountain” 🙂
I’m originally from the East Coast. Which means two things: 1) I can drive in the snow. 2) I have no patience for people who don’t know how to drive. This is a problem because Oregon is known for having the “nicest” drivers. Personally, I think “nicest” is code for “stupid/slowest” drivers, especially when it comes to driving down the mountain. Here’s how I avoid honking my horn.
I stop at Mt. Hood Brewery in Government Camp. This family resturant also known as Ice Axe Grill is great for anyone coming down the mountain. It’s also the only brewery in Government Camp. If you are staying there for a weekend get away be sure to check it out.
I love the fact that Mt. Hood Brewery uses Mt. Hood’s pure glacial water for their beer. That is putting snow to good use! They are also big on Oregon history. Naming the brewery after another brewery from Southeast Portland with the same name during the 1800’s (the first heyday of American brewers). The original Mt. Hood Brewery was operated by the Wilhelm family before being purchased by another historic brewery, Henry Weinhard Brewery.
- Do not get the fish tacos. Trust me.
- None of Mt. Hood’s beer is bottled and none of it leaves the State of Oregon. Make sure you get your fill while you are in Government Camp, it’s pretty hard to find in other places.
- Check out the flagstone walls that were quarried from an ancient lake bed in Oregon’s High Desert.
- I’m a big fan of the Cloud Cap Amber Ale. However, they have an amazing seasonal Pale Ale. I can not for the life of me remember it’s name. The last time I was there, the server couldn’t remember it either.
Know the amazing seasonal Pale Ale I’m talking about? Let me know! Been to Mt. Hood Brewery, what did you think? What is your favorite post-skiing watering hole?