Category Archives: Events

The 7th annual Little Woody returns to Bend Labor Day weekend

What started in 2009 as a small, local beer festival with a unique angle—all wood-aged beers—is back for its seventh year, taking place in Bend September 4th and 5th—The Little Woody Barrel Aged Beer, Cider & Whiskey Fest. The name has expanded along with the festival; when it originally started, it was beer only and all seven(!) of Central Oregon’s breweries participated. It was unique from the start; I had never heard of a similarly-themed brewfest … Continue reading →

Beers Made By Walking, Bend tapping, September 16

The Beers Made By Walking program visited Bend three times this past summer, inspiring brewers from Worthy Brewing, Crux Fermentation Project, and Deschutes Brewery to create unique beers incorporating elements from Oregon’s High Desert. And coming up September 16, Broken Top Bottle Shop will be hosting the release party and the tapping of these three beers. Proceeds from the event will go to benefit the Oregon Natural Desert Association (ONDA), which led the hikes. Here are the … Continue reading →

Public wake for Fred Eckhardt at the Crystal Ballroom, today (Aug. 23)

If you are in or around Portland today the public wake for Fred Eckhardt is taking place at McMenamins Crystal Ballroom from 2 to 6pm. Eckhardt, widely credited as the Dean of American Beer Writers as well as Craft Beer’s Muse, passed away August 10 at the age of 89. A slideshow will be running throughout the event as well, celebrating Fred’s life in pictures. John Foyston wrote an excellent obituary for the Oregonian, which … Continue reading →

Three new beer festivals coming up

Everyone knows Oregon is a great beer state, and the number of beer festivals we have going on throughout the year is but one of many testaments to this. Indeed, it seems like there’s a brewfest of some sort going on every weekend during the summer somewhere in the state, and new ones are popping up all the time. Case in point, here are three new ones to check out, two this weekend and one … Continue reading →

The Bend Brewfest returns for 2015 with 4 days

The Bend Brewfest returns again this year and for the first time adds a fourth day to its schedule. It starts this Thursday, August 13 and runs through Sunday, August 16. Here’s a quick breakdown by the numbers: 71 breweries, cideries, meaderies, and wineries listed Over 170 different libations will be pouring across regular taps and the XTap Mugs are $15 which includes 5 tasting tokens Additional tokens are $1 each, sold in blocks of … Continue reading →