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 Noon-6pm daily. 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. The 2020 Bend Brewfest is set to take place Aug. 13-15!
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 more than 20 breweries along the world famous Bend Ale Trail! As you forge your way along the Bend Ale Trail , whip out your passport (one required per person) and ask for a stamp at each brewery. No purchase is necessary at any of the brewery stops, though it’s a great chance to sample suds everywhere you go. Please refer to each brewery’s hours of operation here, as not all of them are open 7 days a week.
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. Or download it here!
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. Zwickelmania 2020 is scheduled for February 22 in Bend.