Just a reminder/notice to the locals (and anyone else coming to Bend) that tomorrow is the start of the Bend Brew Fest. It’s the third annual one, and it’s looking good this year: over 60 beers from over 30 brewers, entry is free though the mug is $5 (the first year entry was $15), taster tokens are $1, and there will be food and live music.
Sadly, I won’t be able to make it this year; this weekend is also our annual family reunion camping trip. I’m sure there’ll be plenty of PBR and other canned beer where we’ll be at, but I’ll be thinking about the Brew Fest. I’ll be sure to point to any and all reviews of it (living vicariously) once we get back.
The Bend Brew Fest is kicking off this year at the Les Schwab Amphitheater, on Saturday, August 21. Excellent! Not quite a contender with the awesome Oregon Brewers Festival, but very cool nonetheless.
From the Les Schwab Amphitheater Events page:
On Saturday, August 21st over 20 Pacific Northwest brewers will present over 40 craft beers for public tasting at the Les Schwab Amphitheater for the first annual Bend Brew Fest.
Event hours are Noon to 10pm. Cost of admission is $10 for an advance ticket or $15 at the gate. Included in the cost of admission are a commemorative tasting mug and two tasting tokens. One token is required for each beer sample. Token costs are $1 apiece.