EventsBend’s biggest beer event returns

The 15th annual Bend Brewfest returns to Bend, Oregon’s Les Schwab Amphitheater this week, running from Thursday the 10th through Saturday the 12th. Normally taking place the third week of August, this year the eclipse prompted the organizers to move it a week earlier. This is the region’s largest beer … Continue reading

EventsBend Brewfest 2017 dates announced

Last week the Bend Brewfest announced the dates for this year’s festival, along with the call for participant brewery applications. This year marks the 15th annual Bend Brewfest, which has been taking place each year since 2004. (Except for 2009 that is—the Brewfest had been cancelled that year due to … Continue reading

EventsBend 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 … 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 … Continue reading

Oregon Beer News, 08/03/2015

Oregon Beer News for Monday, August 3, 2015. News in beer and brewing from all around Oregon, including events, tastings, festivals, and more. If you have news to share, let me know!

The Session #96: Festivals: Geek Gathering or Beer Dissemination?

Yesterday was the first Friday of February, and among the beer blogging world that means it’s time for another collaborative blogging effort—The Session! Each month a different host suggests a common topic upon which to write, and everyone tackles it from their own point of view. All bloggers are welcome … Continue reading

Bend Brewfest: Beers to try

This year’s Bend Brewfest has at least 63 breweries pouring beers (starting tomorrow!), with each brewery (and cidery) bringing at least two beers and ciders, and a number of them also bringing a specialty beer for the X-Tap. The posted beer list looks pretty great this year, and as I’ve … Continue reading

Bend Brewfest 2014 – this week!

Central Oregon’s largest beer festival, the Bend Brewfest, returns this week for three full days: Thursday through Saturday, the 14th through 16th. It runs from noon to 11pm each day (the first year it does that—previous years the first day started at 3pm or so), and takes place as always … Continue reading

Notes and images from the Bend Brewfest

I was able to get down to the Bend Brewfest for a couple of hours last night, and snapped a number of pictures and have a few thoughts as well: As with many fests, the earlier the better: there weren’t many people there when I first got there which makes … Continue reading