Upcoming beer events: Central Oregon

I figured I should start keeping better track of local goings-on. If you’re in the Central Oregon (Bend) area sometime soon, check these out.

  • Brewers’ Dinner
    When: Friday, September 21st, 6pm
    Where: McMenamins Old St. Francis School
    6 p.m. | $50 per person; reservations required | 21 & over

    We give thanks, brewers of McMenamins, for all your hard work. And now, let’s drink to the fruits of your labors with a pint of… well, the fruits of your labors.

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    I.P.A.-poached sea scallop over ginger-infused couscous
    Firefly Kolsch

    Grilled summer vegetable salad with balsamic-porter vinaigrette & toasted pine nuts
    Fireside Red

    Smoked pork tenderloin with a rosemary-apple glace and roasted shallot mashed potatoes
    Galactic Pale

    Key lime tart with Ruby Ale reduction and fresh raspberries
    Broken Paddle Porter

  • Oktoberfest (McMenamins)
    When: Sunday, September 23rd, starting at 1pm
    Where: McMenamins Old St. Francis School
    Music starts at 1 p.m. | Free | All ages welcome

    Come out for live music by the Moon Mountain Ramblers and COYO and belly dancing from Gypsy Fire, plus the McMenamins Oktoberfest Ale, German food & drink specials, and more! Wander about the entire property, beer and bratwurst in hand, and check out the fun.

  • Harvest Moon Ale Tasting
    When: Tuesday, September 25th, from 6pm – 8:30pm
    Where: Deschutes Brewery Mountain Room
    Come help us celebrate the release of our two most anticipated seasonal brews!


    Jubelale & Hop Trip (preseason release)

    McMorris Scotch Ale & Lugnut I.P.A. (pub brews)

    ‘06 Pinot Jubel & ‘06 The Abyss (oak aged from the vault)

    Enjoy these beers with our Famous BBQ spare Ribs, Home made Mac & Cheese, Sweet Chili Chicken Wings, Country Potato Wedges and many other delicious items.

    $30.00 per person all inclusive.
    Contact Sharon at 385-8606 for reservations.

  • Bend Oktoberfest
    When: Saturday, September 29th, from noon – 10pm
    Where: Oregon Avenue, Downtown Bend, OR
    * Seasonal Beers from local breweries
    * Oktoberfest Girls Competition
    * Live Bavarian Music
    * Traditional German food
    * Puppet Shows, Face Painting & a Kinderland area for the kids

    Willkommen! (Welcome) There is no better setting to celebrate Oktoberfest than in the Microbrew Capital of the West, Bend Oregon. Don’t miss your chance to try our local breweries seasonal Oktoberfest Brews including Bend Brewing Company, Cascade Lakes Brewing, Columbia Distributing, Deschutes Brewery, McMenamins, Silver Moon Brewery, Wildfire and others.

    Please join us anytime noon to 10 pm, Saturday September 29th. $5.00 at the door.
    Kids welcome from noon until 6pm.
    Danke sehr (thank you very much)!