EventsThe 4th Annual Little Woody

Bend’s premier specialty beer event is coming up next week for Labor Day weekend: The Little Woody Barrel Aged Brew and Whiskey Fest! It’s taking place Friday, August 31st (from 5 to 10pm) and Saturday, September 1st (from noon to 10pm), located as always in the parking lot of the … Continue reading

BreweriesDeschutes Pub barrels

In light of Deschutes Brewery’s Barrel Aged Beer Tasting this Saturday, here are some pictures I had taken back in March that I had forgotten about: four barrels full of beer, aging beneath the stairs at the Bend Pub (in the new expansion). At least one of them—the Ryed n Trees … Continue reading

EventsRecap of The Little Woody

I attended Bend’s The Little Woody for a couple of hours Friday evening, and wrote up a “first look” (with recommendations for others attending) over on my local Bend blog which I encourage you to go read if you’re interested in how the Fest shaped up. But of course I … Continue reading

EventsThe Little Woody beer list

Here is the list of beers that will be pouring at this weekend’s The Little Woody barrel-aged beer festival in Bend this weekend—lots of good stuff here: Hopworks Urban Brewery Bourbon Ace of Spades Hopworks award-winning Imperial IPA aged for two months in Buffalo Trace Bourbon barrels. 10% ABV, 100-plus … Continue reading

EventsThe Little Woody

I can’t believe I’ve almost neglected to mention that The Little Woody, Bend’s barrel-aged brewfest, is coming up this Labor Day weekend—this Friday and Saturday, September 2nd and 3rd, to be exact! This year marks the third showing for this festival, which features barrel- and wood-aged beers from Central Oregon’s … Continue reading

ReviewsHighland Ambush

Highland Ambush is a Scotch Ale in BridgePort Brewing‘s “Big Brews” series, and one with a bit of a history: BridgePort first brewed it back in the 1980s as an homage to then-pub manager Stuart Ramsay. BridgePort resurrected the beer December of last year, and added the twist of partially … Continue reading

EventsThe Little Woody, Bend, Oregon

Saturday, the 12th, I attended Bend’s first barrel-aged beer festival, The Little Woody (announcement, beer list). It was held downtown, in the lawn and parking lot of the Deschutes Historical Museum, which turned out to be a decent location—I was there early and by the time I left (3pm), it … Continue reading

EventsBeers on tap at The Little Woody

I had previously posted about Bend’s barrel-aged beer festival coming up this Saturday (the 12th), The Little Woody. It’s taking place downtown at the Deschutes Historical Museum lawn from noon until 10pm, and features one or more barrel-aged beers from all of Central Oregon’s microbrewers. I also requested and received … Continue reading

EventsThe Little Woody is coming, September 12

With a name like “The Little Woody“, you have to wonder exactly what it is I’m writing about. It’s a Barrel Aged Brew Festival that’s coming to Bend on Saturday, September 12. This festival will feature hand crafted, wood aged beer as well as one specialty brew from all of … Continue reading