Category Archives: Events

Central Oregon: Beverages Farm Tour (tomorrow)

It’s a bit of last minute notice, but here in Central Oregon there’s an event taking place Saturday, June 25 (that’s tomorrow!) that might be of interest to beer-minded folks: a Beverages Farm Tour with High Desert EATs (Educational Agriculture Tours). Full details are below, but be aware you will need to sign up/purchase your tickets today for $35 (Friday the 24th). Join us in the third farm tour event in the Jefferson County Farm Tour … Continue reading →

Fermentation Celebration, print article, and more

Today is the fifth annual Fermentation Celebration here in Bend, a unique “walking tour” of Central Oregon’s breweries and cideries that takes place from 4 to 10pm in the Old Mill District. (The Old Mill is the shopping, dining, and arts district located next to the Deschutes River—where the old mills used to be.) I believe all but six of the local breweries will be pouring beer, and all six (yes, six now!) cideries will … Continue reading →

June is anniversary month in Bend

From Facebook Here in Bend, June is to be the big month for brewery anniversaries, with Deschutes Brewery, GoodLife Brewing, and Crux Fermentation Project all celebrating beer birthdays. Here’s a rundown of this month’s anniversary events, starting tomorrow with GoodLife: GoodLife Brewing 5th anniversary – Saturday, June 18 (event page) They’ll be celebrating from 2 to 8pm “with food trucks on-site, 8 taps flowing, and firkins all day!” They will also have lawn games in their beer … Continue reading →

The Oregon Garden Brewfest returns for Father’s Day weekend

The 12th annual Oregon Garden Brewfest returns this Father’s Day weekend, taking place in Silverton at the Oregon Garden from Friday, June 17 through Sunday, June 19. This year they’ve changed things up for the first time: The Brewfest is relocating from its traditional indoor setting out into the forest, where breweries will be set up in booths dotted throughout the woods underneath the warm glow of bistro lights. The move will allow guests to … Continue reading →

Bend: Meet Rob Widmer and drink Hefeweizen June 16

As part of the 30th anniversary of Widmer Hefeweizen, Widmer Brothers is touring Oregon with a Hefe camper, hosting pub crawls to celebrate the anniversary, and will be giving away the camper this summer. This Thursday, June 16, they are coming to Bend, and founder/owner Rob Widmer will be here too—so this is a great chance to come out and drink one of Oregon’s original craft beers and meet one of the folks who helped start it all. … Continue reading →