Bend Craft Beer Festivals
A Quick run down of Bend’s Craft Beer Festivals. Yep, we have breweries. And what’s the best way to showcase them all? Festivals! From a street festival, to a week long festival, to a festival on the snow! These festivals are your opportunity to sample what Bend breweries have to offer in one venue – multiple venues actually, throughout the year! Taste some good brew, listen to some good tunes, and meet the brewers! It’s beer time!
High Gravity Extravaganza
Mid January › Go big or go home! › Beer me! › An annual live-music event from 1p – 10p featuring specially crafted “High Gravity” beers from ALL the McMenamins brew-pubs with bonus taps from local breweries! › mcmenamins.com
Mid February › A full day of craft beer goodness! › Beer me! › This is an annual one-day event when craft breweries open their doors from 11a – 4p for meet-the-brewer events and beer samples. › oregoncraftbeer.org
Central Oregon Beer Week
Last week of May › A whole week of craft beer goodness! › Beer me! › Kicking-off Memorial Day weekend, Central Oregon pubs, restaurants, breweries, markets, and brewers convene throughout Bend for a week to share the love of craft brew! › centraloregonbeerweek.com
Single Malt + Single Hop Festival
Memorial Day Weekend › Single Malt + Single Hop creations from Central Oregon breweries! › Beer me! › Kicking-off Central Oregon Beer Week, select breweries from Central Oregon present their takes on what a SMaSH beer should be! › centraloregonbeerweek.com
Mt Bachelor BrewSki
Memorial Day Weekend › Snow meets beer! › Beer me! › Celebrate Memorial Day weekend on the hill! Local breweries set up shop at the base of Mt. Bachelor for the weekend as part of Mt Bachelor’s Springtacular! Aprés BrewSki? Why yes pleez! › mtbachelor.com
Sunriver Resort Brewfest 2013, 2014, 2019
Last weekend of May › A BrewFest – Resort Style! › Beer me! › Enjoy a BBQ style menu, live music and lawn games for families and children. › sunriver-resort.com
June › These boots were made for drinkin’! › Beer me! › Taste a beer, shop, taste a beer, eat, taste a beer, catch a movie, taste a beer, chill out on the lawn by the river. › oldmillbeerwalk.com
Bend Brew Fest
August › Bend’s biggest craft brew festival! › Beer me! › There’s a whole lotta drinkin’ goin’ on! Craft breweries and vendors from all over the Northwest are here for your drinking pleasure. Plan for mid to late August every year. › bendbrewfest.com
The Little Woody
August › Bend’s Barrel Aged Brew Fest! › Beer me! › Local and regional breweries show off limited edition barrel aged brews. And to boot, there’s some Whiskey to be had! Plan for it towards the end of August, begining of September. › thelittlewoody.com
September › Slap on your lederhosen and raise your stien! › Beer me! › Downtown Bend goes to the wiener dogs for this beer centric festival. Plan on mid/late September for this one. › bendoktoberfest.com
Sisters Fresh Hop Festival
September › Fresh hop to it! › Beer me! › Yee haw! It’s Fresh hopped brews from Oregon in the town of Sisters! Cast your vote for the tastiest fresh hop. Plan on late September for this one. › sistersfreshhopfestival.com
Central Oregon Winter Beer Festival
December › Break out your puffy and put on your mittens! › Beer me! › If winter ales are your thing, this is your festival. Plan on mid December for this one. › centraloregonbrewersguild.com
Reasons to have raised a pint!
- Bend’s only basement brewer!
- It’s neighborhood brew!
- It’s a family affair!