Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Central Oregon Beer Week Events

Courtsey of Central Oregon Beer Week

Central Oregon Beer Week Main Events*
Annual celebration of craft brewing will take place Friday May 22 thru Saturday May 31, 2015

With ten days to celebrate the craft beer industry, this years Central Oregon Beer Week is a great chance to taste beers, ciders, food, and listen to live music. Taste and vote on specially crafted single malt and single hop (SMaSH) beers from Oregon breweries at the 2nd Annual SMaSH Fest; Check out events around Central Oregon with Deschutes Brewery, Broken Top Bottle Shop, Wild Ride Brewing, Sunriver Brewing, and more. Once again this year, participate in the Epic Brewery Challenge with a grand prize including a DrinkTanks 64 oz. Growler and one night stay at the Sunriver Resort.

Here’s a list of scheduled events, with more added daily online at

Friday May 22
11am  - 12am Bend
Deschutes Brewery The Stoic Release Party
Join Deschutes Brewery and kick-off Central Oregon Beer Week the right way with the celebration and release of their Belgian-Style Quad, The Stoic. Gather to celebrate this unique, complex but light bodied, whiskey aged beer.  The pub will be serving culinary specials all day, handing out complimentary samples, 22 oz. bottles available for sale, vertical flights (The Stoic, Not the Stoic, Not the Stoic 2015, and The Must Have Tripel) and more.  Come enjoy the festivities or just grab a bottle to put in your cellar for next year.

1pm - 9pm Bend
Central Oregon Beer Week Kick-Off and SMaSH Fest Invitational at Hugh O’Kanes at McMenamins
Featuring one of a kind SMaSH (Single Malt Single Hop) craft beers made just for Central Oregon Beer Week from Bend Brewing Co., Deschutes Brewery, McMenamins, North Rim Brewing, Oblivion Brewing, RiverBend Brewing, Shade Tree Brewing, Worthy Brewing, Solstice Brewing, Cascade Lakes Brewing, Wild Ride Brewing, Juniper Brewing, Three Creeks Brewing Co, and Sunriver Brewing Company. Breweries from outside Central Oregon include, Ecliptic Brewing, Salem Ale Works, and Portland Brewing. This will be the release party for the SMaSH beers and main event for Central Oregon Beer Week. Tickets are $25 which include a punch card for 4oz tasters and a commemorative glass. Additional Punch Cards will be available for purchase. For more information on this years SMaSH beers and to purchase tickets online, visit:
6pm - 9pm Bend
Beer Geek Week only at Broken Top Bottle Shop!
Ten days of live music and beer tastings at Broken Top Bottle Shop. Each night, breweries will offer tastings from 6pm - 8pm and bands will play from 7pm - 9 pm. All tastings and the live music will be free!
Tastings › Bend Brewing Co., GoodLife Brewing Co., Back Drop Distillery

Live music › Sweatband

Saturday  May 23
3pm - 8pm Bend
Primal Cuts/Growler Phil’s Mini Brewfest!
$10 to get in, which includes food and tastings.
This will be an epic afternoon with tastings from Deschutes Brewery, Silver Moon, Crux Fermentation, NorthRim Brewing, Bridge 99, Wild Ride Brewing, Red Tank, Oblivion Brewing, Basecamp Brewing, Volcano Vineyards, and Shade Tree Brewing!
5pm - 8pm Bend
Three Way IPA Release Party!
Head over to Crow’s Feet Commons and join the folks from Ft George, pFriem and possibly Georgetown. They will be featuring 3 beers inside from each brewery, some core brands and some specialty, as well as the much anticipated 3-Way IPA!
6pm - 9pm Bend
Beer Geek Week only at Broken Top Bottle Shop!
Tastings › Crux Fermentation, Worthy Brewing Co, The Commons Brewery

Live music › Keez

Sunday  May 24
5pm - 9pm Bend
Worthy Brewing Party with a Randall infusion, a special firkin, and folked up, genre-bending tunes from the Los Angeles band, The Crockett Sisters.
6pm - 9pm Bend
Beer Geek Week only at Broken Top Bottle Shop!
Tastings › Red Tank Cider, Atlas Cider, Nectar Creek

Live music › Pitch Fork Revolution

Monday  May 25 - Sunday May 31
Only at GoodLife Brewing! Bend
From May 25th – May 31st, GoodLife Brewing is extending their typical Wednesday $3 GoodLife Pints for a whole week.

Monday  May 25
6pm - 9pm Bend
Beer Geek Week only at Broken Top Bottle Shop!
Tastings › 10 Barrel Brewing, Solstice Brewing, Basecamp Brewing Co.

Live music › Tone Red

Tuesday  May 26 - Thursday May 28
6:30pm - 9:30pm Bend
Only at RiverBend Brewing!
From May 26th – May 28th, RiverBend Brewing is having live music and special tastings.

Tuesday  May 26
6pm - 9pm Bend
Beer Geek Week only at Broken Top Bottle Shop!
Tastings › Silver Moon Brewing, North Rim Brewing, Flat Tail Brewing

Live music › Moon Room

Wednesday  May 27
6pm - 9pm Bend
Beer Geek Week only at Broken Top Bottle Shop!
Tastings › Cascade Lakes Brewing, Sunriver Brewing, Caldera Brewing

Live music › Voodoo Highway
6pm - 9pm Redmond
Only at Wild Ride Brewing!
Special food and beer pairing event.

Thursday  May 28
6pm - 9pm Bend
Beer Geek Week only at Broken Top Bottle Shop!
Tastings › Three Creeks Brewing, Plank Town Brewing, Double Mountain Brewery
Live music › The Cutmen
7pm - 9pm Sisters
Three Creeks Brewers Dinner!
To celebrate Central Oregon Craft Beer Week, Three Creeks invites you to their Brewers Dinner.  Indulge in a four course meal that has been carefully paired with their finest ales by their head brewer and chef as they walk you through each course.
 $50/person (gratuity included). Space is limited. Reservations Required. Call (541) 549-1963.

Friday  May 29
5pm - 8pm Bend
Three Creeks Production Facility Grand Opening Party!
To celebrate Central Oregon Craft Beer Week, Three Creeks would like to invite you to their Production Facility Grand Opening Party! Stop by for brewery tours, tastings, light appetizers, music by Greg Botsford and more! Please RSVP to
5pm - 9pm Bend
High Desert Museum - Brewing Culture Closing Event
Join the High Desert Museum for beer tastings, food and live music by Truck Stop Gravy. This will be the closing event for Brewing Culture:  The Craft of Beer exhibit (closes 5/31). The exhibit will be open during the event. The cost is $8 per adult, $5 per child or student with I.D. Beer tasting packages are $10 and include a souvenir glass and 5 tasting tickets. Additional tastings are $1 per ticket. We’re asking for RSVPs so we can plan the right amount of food for the evening. RSVPs:
6pm - 9pm Bend
Beer Geek Week only at Broken Top Bottle Shop!
Tastings › Oblivion Brewing, RiverBend Brewing, Ninkasi Brewing

Live music › Mark Ransom & The Mostest

Saturday May 30
6pm - 9pm Bend
Beer Geek Week only at Broken Top Bottle Shop!
Tastings › Wild Ride Brewing, Mazama Brewing, Logsdon Farmhouse Ales

Live music › Trailer 31

Sunday May 31
6pm - 9pm Bend
Beer Geek Week only at Broken Top Bottle Shop!
Tastings › Payette Brewing, Hop Valley Brewing, Bend Distillery

Live music › Jive Coulis

*Dates and events are subject to change, but pretty solid. More events are being planned, and will begin to be posted daily..

About COBW
Now in their third year, Central Oregon Beer Week unites breweries, brewers, businesses, and beer lovers for an annual week-long celebration of craft brews. Central Oregon Beer Week also supports the local community by donating a portion of proceeds to a charitable organization, last year Bethlehem Inn was their primary beneficiary. Visit

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