Earlier in the week I went to the 2009 unveiling of Deschutes Abyss. Today I started searching for what yeast Deschutes uses and came across an article in Brewpublic http://brewpublic.com/beer-personalities/larrysidor/
with Larry Sidor, Deschutes brewmaster. On the way home today I was passing John's Market http://www.johnsmarketplace.com/
and Deschutes was doing an Abyss, Black Butte XI and Mirror Mirror tasting. I stop in to pick upa few beers and Larry Sidor was there chatting people up. Talk about a nice guy - he answered all sorts of brewing and ingredient recipes, including a bit of history of Citra hops. He agrees that we will all be seeing a lot more of this variety. In any case, super nice guy, super beer and hop geek - makes me enjoy Deschutes all the more.