The Bend Brewfest, the tastiest time of the year, is soon upon us.
To ensure you have THE best time possible Aug. 10-12, here’s some tips before you head down to the Les Schwab Amphitheater in search of the perfect pilsner, the world’s most outstanding stout and/or an out-of-the-body experience IPA.
1) Bring a water bottle. We don’t want you stumbling out of the starting blocks. Plan to hydrate with H2O before, during and after just about every tasting. We’ll have multiple water-filling stations where you can fill up for free.
2) Study the Brewfest guide. Either grab one around town or download it here. Know what beers and breweries you want to hit and don’t wast valuable time and stomach space on beers you’re not that excited about.
3) Eat. Don’t just pre-funk before the Brewfest, but pre-feast. Grab a bite at Greg’s Grill on the Deschutes or Anthony’s, both of which sit right across from the Les Schwab Amphitheater and have fabulous outdoor seating and great happy hours. Dive into a burger and unlimited fries at Red Robin, order up a Yumm bowl and a beer at Cafe Yumm! or devour the best pizza this side of southern Italy at Flatbread Neapolitan Pizzaria. Not to worry, if you’re so excited to get to Brewfest – we’ve all been there – that you forget to eat, we’ve got a small village of food trucks that’ll satisfy any craving. (If you’ve never had Himalayan food, order the noodle dish and thank me later.)
4) Have a plan to get home. We’re stoked to have Uber on as a partner this year, complete with a designated pickup and drop-off zone right outside the Amphitheater. If you’ve never signed up before, download the Uber app and use the promo code BENDBREWFEST to get $10 off your ride.
That’s it. Make sure to hydrate, have a plan, get some grub in your belly and for the love of God, don’t drive home.
See you at Brewfest! #BBF17