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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 →

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 →