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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 and breweries at this year’s Little Woody

With the Little Woody kicking off in two days, it’s time to look over this year’s offerings. When it was first created (back in 2009), it was exclusive to only Central Oregon breweries, but since then it has added other guest breweries from outside of the region. This year is boasting at least 23 breweries (not even getting into the whiskey tasting), with many of them pouring more than one beer. Let’s take a look. (I’ve … Continue reading →

The Little Woody kicks off this weekend in Bend

One of my favorite beer events for Bend kicks off this Friday—The Little Woody Barrel Aged Brew and Whiskey Fest! This year is the sixth annual iteration (it started in 2009) and it focuses almost exclusively on wood- and barrel-aged specialty brews, so it’s truly one of those niche beer geek events unlike the typical brewfest experience. It also takes place at a unique venue: the grounds of the Des Chutes Historical Museum, located in the historic … Continue reading →

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 →