Category Archives: Events

Bend’s Pine Tavern PT81 Beerfest Challenge (the return)

The Pine Tavern‘s annual Beerfest Challenge returns again this year, the PT81 (last year was PT80, celebrating the 2016 80th anniversary of the restaurant), taking place on Tuesday, September 27th. Like last year, I am returning as head judge to help pick the winning beer that the Pine Tavern will feature always on tap for the following year. And there is of course a People’s Choice award once again too. Last year’s event was a … Continue reading →

2016 Little Woody Barrel Aged Beer, Cider and Whiskey Festival

This past Friday and Saturday, the 2016 The Little Woody Barrel Aged Beer, Cider and Whiskey festival took place for its eighth year at the Deschutes Historical Museum. This is my third year of attending (the first year Jon attended alone and then we have missed a few due to family obligations). While in line anxiously awaiting for noon to strike, I inquired about media passes and was graciously accommodated with two tasting packages. Doors opened … Continue reading →

Deschutes Hopzeit Autumn IPA: Review and event

Today here in Bend, Deschutes Brewery is hosting their “Hopzeit Autumn IPA Celebration” (release party) at their Bend Pub, where they are pouring free samples of their new fall seasonal all day long. Full pints are available too, of course. Deschutes had recently sent me bottles of Hopzeit, so in conjunction with their release event today I have my review and comments. Here are the details and specs for Hopzeit Autumn IPA: This modern ale inspired by … Continue reading →

Bend Brewfest (and print article)

Today marks the kick off of the annual Bend Brewfest, featuring three days of beers at Bend’s Les Schwab Amphitheater from 75 different breweries. The usual beer festival details apply: Entry is free, but to drink the mug and five tasting tokens is $20 Additional tokens cost $5 for 5 Each token is good for a four-ounce sample of beer The XTap features specialty, limited-production beers and cost 2 tokens per sample Hours are from … Continue reading →