Beer Events in Bend, Oregon
The Bend Brewfest is headed back to the Hayden Homes Amphitheater Oct. 3-5, 2024!
Founded in 2002, the Bend Brewfest annually shocases the most creative and innovative craft breweries in the Pacific Northwest in a gorgeous setting along the banks of the Deschutes River in the Hayden Homes Amphitheater. The Bend Brewfest, which typically hosts as many as 100 different breweries, has become known as the premier Oregon beer event where brewers can highlight their specialty, hard-to-find beers as part of the festival’s X-Tap program.
Little Woody Barrel-Aged Beer, Cider & Whiskey Festival
The Little Woody takes place next to the Deschutes Historical Museum in downtown Bend in September over Labor Day Weekend. This year’s festival is Aug. 30 & Aug. 31. The event celebrates craft barrel-aged beer, cider and whiskey from across the Northwest. The 2024 Little Woody will also feature a tasting of small-batch American rye whiskeys and bourbons from regional favorites, live music and local food vendors.
Bend Ale Trail
Discover more than 30 breweries and seven along beer “territories” on 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!
Also, don’t miss out on Bend Ale Trail Month in November!
Breweries within walking distance of the Old Mill District
Crux Fermentation Project, Immersion Brewery, Monkless Belgian Ales, and the Deschutes Brewery’s tasting room and beer garden are all within a short walk of the Old Mill District.
The Deschutes Brewery tasting room offers tours, samples and merchandise. The tasting room is open noon to 7 p.m. daily and tours can be booked online. 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.
Zwickelmania is the annual celebration of Oregon craft beer when Oregon Brewers Guild member breweries open their brewery doors, inviting the public to come sneak a peak behind the scenes. Participating breweries offer special events such as meet-the-brewer, beer tastings, brewery tours, and food & beer pairings. The Oregon Brewers Guild holds the event on two different weekends in February, the first in the Portland area, and the second statewide, including Bend. More information available at Oregon Craft Beer.