Only four days before the 2014 Central Oregon Beer Week kicks off! There’s lots going on this year – lots of main events for sure. Last year was fun, but we heard our fans and listened – we’ve moved the start date and are having more main events! Too much is never enough right? This year there’s a headline event every day – and I’m super stoked to be a part of it once again.
It’s great to have continued support from businesses that have been on board since day one as well as new and continued support from businesses who share the enthusiasm of a weeks long celebratory nod to the craft beer scene. Cheers to all our supporters!
Now it’s time to plan YOUR week Central Oregonians! Here’s what the week has in store for you!
FRI MAY 23
The week kicks-off May 23rd with the inaugural Single Malt Single Hops Festival at McMenamins Old St. Francis School O’Kanes Gallery and will feature seventeen one-of-a-kind beers crafted just for this event. Participating breweries include Bend Brewing Co, Below Grade Brewing, Crux Fermentation Project, Deschutes Brewery, McMenamins Old St. Francis, Oblivion Brewing, Three Creeks Brewing, Sunriver Brewing, Wild Ride Brewing, Worthy Brewing and more. This will be a 21+ limited ticketed event. For a full list of participating breweries and ticket info visit centraloregonbeerweek.com/single-malt-single-hop-fest-2014/.
SAT MAY 24
The festivities continue thru the weekend with Mt. Bachelor’s 4th annual BrewSki Beer Festival (21+) and the Deschutes Brewery Springtacular Concert Series May 24th and 25th, featuring live music, food, and beer from local breweries. Saturday May 24th will feature the first BrewSki Keg Jam (all ages), and Sunday May 24th will feature the National Pond Skimming Championships! The BrewSki Beer Festival will be the only 21+ ticketed event for the weekend, all other events are free to attend, but may require registration. Visit centraloregonbeerweek.com/events_tags/brew-ski/ for more information.
SUN MAY 25
Sunday May 25th the Central Oregon Beer Angels will host Voice of an ANGEL: Craft Beer, Karaoke & special guests, COHO (Central Oregon Homebrewers Organization) at Lava Lanes for a night of craft beer, karaoke, bowling, appetizers, homebrew Q & A, and a “How to build your own home kegerator” clinic. The Beer Angels Belgian collaboration beer made at GoodLife Brewing will be on tap.
MON MAY 26
On Monday May 26th Silver Moon Brewing will break in their new stage with live music, showcase beer-tography from the Bend Brew Daddy, and have beer based ice creams from Addy Mac’s. Visit centraloregonbeerweek.com/ai1ec_event/silver-moon-brewing-monday/ for more details.
TUE MAY 27
Tuesday May 27th will feature a Spicy Wing Eating contest at Bend’s pub with the largest tap list, the Pour House Grill. Crux Fermentation Project will be visiting and taking over six handles at Brother Jon’s Alehouse, three of which you could previously only get at the crux pub.
WED MAY 28
Wednesday May 28th is Worthy Brewing’s summer of “Worthy Wednesdays” Kick-Off – an ongoing series of music, beer education, yard game tournaments, hop yard tours, and artisanal collaborations!
THR MAY 29
Thursday May 29th 10 Barrel Brewing Co hosts a release party for the first ever Central Oregon Beer Week Collaboration Beer.
Head to the 10 Barrel Pub to try the beer first at the only place it will be pouring and drink with the collaborators.
FRI MAY 30
Friday evening May 30th Deschutes Brewery brings Naughty Pierre back to Bend for Beer-Lesque: Tastings and Tassels. Five beers will take on personalities during the show, and a special “guest” beer will also make an appearance for sampling during intermission. This will be a 21+ ticketed event. Visit centraloregonbeerweek.com/ai1ec_event/deschutes-brewerys-beer-lesque-tastings-tassels/ for ticket pricing and location.
SAT MAY 31
The week culminates on Saturday, May 31st with the 2nd annual Sunriver Brewfest, and will once again be hosted by Sunriver Resort. The Brewfest will be located at Sunriver Resorts Besson Commons and will feature local and regional breweries including Bend Brewing Co, Gilgamesh Brewing, Goodlife Brewing, Pelican Brewing, Sunriver Brewing, Worthy Brewing, and more. In addition to beer, Atlas Cider will also be attending. Tickets and lodging packages are available online. For more information visit centraloregonbeerweek.com/ai1ec_event/sunriver-brewfest/.
Also on Saturday, there will be a beer run at 3pm starting outside the Boneyard Beer tasting room.
Throughout the week look for events in Bend. Crow’s Feet Commons will play host to several events, including a special tasting with The Ale Apothecary. Tastings will take place every night at Broken Top Bottle Shop – Central Oregon Beer Week’s Official Brew Hub in Bend. where you will be able to taste beers from Oblivion Brewing, Bend Brewing Co, Three Creeks Brewing, Sunriver Brewing, Worthy Brewing, Silver Moon Brewing, Hop Valley Brewing, Falling Sky Brewing, Cascade Lakes Brewing, Boneyard Beer, RiverBend Brewing Company, Wild Ride Brewing, and more. For a complete list of events at Broken Top Bottle Shop visit centraloregonbeerweek.com/events/?ai1ec_cat_ids=17.
Bend Brewing Co will be taking their “signature” beers off tap and replacing them with their Award Winners, Favorites, and Special Brews: Ludwig German Pilsner, Ching Ching Sour, Hophead Imperial IPA, Scarlet Imperial Red, Outback X Strong Ale, Wicked Medicine Belgian Dark Ale, Big Bad Russian Imperial Stout, Lovely Cherry Baltic Porter, Raven Bourbon BBL aged Baltic Porter, and their Single Malt Single Hop Festival entry “MO” Money SMaSH ISA (Mosaic hops, and Maris Otter Malt).
Also new this year is the Official Central Oregon Beer Week Untappd “Badge” which will be able to be “unlocked” at specific sponsor locations throughout Central Oregon. For a full list of sponsors, participating breweries, events, and locations, visit CentralOregonBeerWeek.com.
Cheers! And please remember to enjoy Beer Week responsibly!