Beer Events in Bend, Oregon
Breweries within walking distance of the Old Mill District
The Deschutes Brewery Tasting Room offers tours, samples and merchandise. Tours from 1-4pm daily. Tasting Room and Gift Shop open 8am-5pm Monday-Friday and Saturday-Sunday from 12-5pm. Downtown and Westside breweries are just minutes away by car, bike or on foot.
Central Oregon Beer Week (COBW) happens every May. Head to participating breweries in the month of May for beer-themed events at numerous Bend breweries and Broken Top Bottle Shop. Check out the SMaSH event featuring one of a kind SMaSH (Single Malt Single Hop) craft beers made just for COBW. Visit Central Oregon Beer Week for the full list of COBW events, special dinners, beer tastings and live music.
The annual Bend Brewfest focuses on tasting and enjoying fine craft beer with over 160 craft beers, hard cider and wine happening every third weekend in August.
Little Woody Barrel Aged Beer & Whiskey Festival
The Little Woody takes place next to the Deschutes Historical Museum in downtown Bend in September over Labor Day Weekend.
Bend Ale Trail
Discover 18 breweries along the world famous Bend Ale Trail! The Bend Ale Trail has added Sunriver Brewing Co. and Wild Ride Brewing in Redmond.
Pick up the Official Bend Ale Trail atlas at the kiosk in the participating breweries, at the Bend Visitor Center in downtown Bend, the Ticket Mill at the Old Mill District and brochure racks around town. You can also print a copy of the passport or download the free app for your iPhone or Android – where you can virtually stamp your passport.
Bend Ale Fest
The Bend Ale Fest in November in NorthWest Crossing. Bend’s newest beer festival, celebrating the Bend Ale Trail and the best craft brewers in Central Oregon. All of Bend’s breweries are invited, as well as select craft breweries from across the state. The Ale Fest will be comfortably sheltered by a large tent with heaters and fire pits to keep everyone toasty warm.
The event happening from 11am – 9pm will also mark the end of the Bend Ale Run Half Marathon (race starts at 10am) welcoming runners from across the Northwest as they run along the foothills of the Cascade Mountains.
Happening each February at breweries throughout Central Oregon. More information available at Oregon Craft Beer.