Annual celebration of craft brewing will take place Friday May 22 thru Sunday May 31, 2015
Bend, OR— April 13, 2015 – Central Oregon Beer Week (COBW) announces their annual event will take place Friday May 22 to Sunday May 31, kicking off Memorial Day Weekend and continuing throughout the remainder of the month. Now in its fourth year Central Oregon Beer Week celebrates the craft beer industry in a terrific week-long event with 26 active breweries,, locals and visitors alike can plan on a solid nine days of craft beer bliss in Central Oregon. This year Central Oregon Beer Week will once again feature unique SMaSH (Single Malt and Single Hop) beers prepared by a growing list of Central Oregon breweries, including Bend Brewing Co, Deschutes Brewery, Juniper Brewing, McMenamins Old St. Francis, Three Creeks Brewing, Solstice Brewing, Sunriver Brewing, Wild Ride Brewing, and Worthy Brewing. New this year, SMaSH Fest will include beers from breweries outside of Central Oregon including Salem Ale Works and Ecliptic Brewing. These beers will be released at the Kick-Off Event, May 22rd, held once again in downtown Bend at McMenamins Old St. Francis School O’Kanes Gallery. The festivities continue with numerous events during the week including daily brewery events at our official Brew Hub – Broken Top Bottle Shop , live music at Worthy Brewing, the release of the Official Central Oregon Beer Week Beer “COBW IPA(ish)”, brewed by last years SMaSH Fest winner, Sunriver Brewing Co., and more!
Events during Central Oregon Beer Week
Fri 5/22/15 › Kick Off and SMaSH Fest
Sat/Sun 5/23,24/15 › Mt. Bachelor BrewSki
Sun 5/24/15 › Worthy Brewing Party with music by The Crockett Sisters
Fri 5/29/15 › Three Creeks Production Facility Grand Opening Party
Fri 5/29/15 › High Desert Museum – Brewing Culture, The Craft of Beer “Open ’til Dark”
Fri-Sun 5/22-31/15 › Broken Top Bottle Shop Brewery Tastings
Special dinners and more events are still being planned, and will begin to be posted early March. Sponsorships are still available, centraloregonbeerweek.com/sponsorship – Don’t miss the opportunity to be a part of this exciting, flavorful, and educational week and let everyone know what you have to offer!
Now in their fourth 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 centraloregonbeerweek.com.