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Ecliptic Brewing hosts beer mile

An un-beer-mile beer mile in Portland.
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John Harris has been a pioneer in the Oregon craft beer scene, in more ways than one.

At Deschutes, he created the recipes for Mirror Pond, Black Butte Porter, Jubelale and Obsidian Stout, then he moved to Full Sail and created the Brewmaster Reserve line of Beers.

Today he owns Ecliptic Brewing where he embraces a philosophy to “push the limits of creativity in the brewhouse.”

That creativity also means having barbells and leg presses in a workout area behind Ecliptic’s walk-in cooler and hosting a beer mile race.

The Ecliptic Beer Mile takes place on Sunday, May 31, with a start and finish at Portland’s Ecliptic Brewing.

It should be noted that it’s a 1-mile race with plenty of craft beer, but shouldn’t be confused with an actual beer mile. This is one of those races where the beer actually starts before the finish line. All participants will receive one free beer after the race—and also prior to the start.

Registration takes place at http://www.onemilebeerrun.com.


Tim Cigelske is DRAFT's Beer Runner. (Beer Run•ner [noun]: Someone equally devoted to fine beer appreciation and an active, healthy lifestyle. Ex. "John downed four microbrews at the triathlon finish line. He's a total beer runner.”) Follow Tim on Twitter @TheBeerRunner, and email him at beerrunner [at] draftmag.com.

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