Bruce McKay says his favorite beer is Deschutes Brewery’s Mirror Pond Pale Ale.
While that’s not surprising, McKay’s claim to the ale’s namesake is.
McKay and his siblings are the grandchildren of Clyde McKay, one of the early landowners who shaped the development of Bend after moving to the town in 1911. When land along the river was divided into lots, Clyde kept the land under the Deschutes River, the family story goes.
However, the story passed down by the McKay family is difficult to substantiate on paper. Read more here.