Category Archives: Events

Little Woody day 2

We followed up the first day of The Little Woody¬†by heading down early on Saturday, arriving about 12:15 just after they opened. (My usual MO for beer fests.) It was already a beautiful day, and already getting hot, so while the crowd was light we snagged a table in the back that was in the shade, and stayed there with our group for the time while we were there. Day 2 went much the same … Continue reading →

Day 1 of Little Woody is in the bag

Yesterday’s foray down to the opening of Bend’s Little Woody was quite a lot of fun and successful; I missed last year’s event (I was in Florida looking for beer in between the family vacation moments) so my sense of scale might be off, but this year’s event (their fifth one, which is noteworthy) seems much bigger than before. The album I’ve added below gives a good sense of how the evening went: big crowds, … Continue reading →

The Little Woody (2013) beer list

The Little Woody kicks off today in Bend and this year they have 19 breweries represented (most of them are from here in Central Oregon), and all of them are pouring a fantastic selection of beers—the best taplist I’ve yet seen from The Little Woody over the years. (As well it should be!) Here’s a list I’ve put together of what breweries are present and what they’re pouring—if I didn’t indicate where they are from, … Continue reading →

Oregon Brewfest 2013: Beer picks you should try

The Oregon Brewers Festival kicks off at noon tomorrow and if when you’re planning to attend (which I would encourage you to do early), you should have a plan of attack and part of that includes a list of must-try beers to seek out. Each year I write up my picks for those beers, and even though I’m not able to attend this year I will humbly present my list anyway. First, however, Jeff over … Continue reading →

It’s Oregon Brewfest week!

The 26th annual Oregon Brewers Festival starts this week, on a Wednesday for the first time ever! In addition to running five days this year, ending on Sunday the 28th, this is the first year also that they won’t be offering up plastic mugs: instead, they have actual glassware, a 12-ounce¬†souvenir tasting glass that needs to be purchased for $7 (though remember, admission is free). Everything kicks off Wednesday morning with the (sold out) Oregon … Continue reading →