The scenic views of the Cascade Mountains and Suttle Lake will be the backdrop of the fourth annual Suttle Lodge Winter Beer Festival. Taking place Friday, February 24 through Sunday February 26, 2023, this Bavarian-inspired outdoor festival offers a full weekend of over 35 Pacific Northwest brewed beer under the pines of the Deschutes National Forest.
The Suttle Lodge’s six Rustic Cabins will be transformed into mini-pubs serving seasonal and limited release craft beers from our region. In addition to the great beers, there will be plenty of food options, live music and family fun each day from Noon – 5:00pm.
“We’re excited to share new releases from some of our favorite Oregon breweries, revel by the warmth of the fires, enjoy the music of the Suttle Lodge house band, and meet new beer-loving friends,” says Donald Kenney of The Suttle Lodge & Boathouse. “There’s something magical about the crisp forest air in the winter time.”
When it comes to tickets, the Suttle Lodge Winter Beer Festival offers a few options. Single Day and Weekend Pass tickets are available with GA and VIP options, ranging from $50-$160 per person. Paid admission includes tasting tickets, a commemorative Miir Cup and more. Designated drivers and kids have free entry, and well-behaved dogs are also welcome. To purchase advance tickets, click here.
For those looking for a little extra, the festival’s VIP ticket experience includes access to a VIP Bar tucked into The Den of the main lodge serving tasty winter cocktails, as well as access to a “secret” decked out cabin stocked with limited edition beers.
More importantly, the brewery list is coming together with over 35 breweries and a few cideries. Take a gander at the list below.
Suttle Lodge Winter Beer Festival 2023 Participating Breweries:
Bale Breaker Brewing Company
Bauman’s Century Farm Cider
Bend Cider Co.
Bend Brewing Company
Block15 Brewing Company
Boss Rambler Beer Club
Bull Run Cider
Buoy Beer Co.
Crux Fermentation Project
Double Mountain Brewery & Cidery
Ex Novo Brewing Co.
GoodLife Brewing Company
Heater Allen Brewing
Hopworks Urban Brewery
Little Beast Brewing
Monkless Belgian Ales
Ninkasi Brewing Company
pFriem Family Brewers
Stickmen Brewing Company
Sunriver Brewing Company
Von Ebert Brewing
Wild Ride Brewing
Wolves & People Farmhouse Brewery
Working Hands Fermentation
Xicha Brewing Co.
But the Suttle Lodge Winter Beer Festival is not just beer. The festival will also be serving up VIP cocktails and special reserve tastings from a few distillers including Ford’s Gin, GlenDronach, Old Forester, Reyka Vodka and Tullamore Dew.
A portion of the proceeds from the 2023 Suttle Lodge Winter Beer Festival will be donated to CASA of Central Oregon, a nonprofit organization that recruits, trains and supports volunteers who advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the court system. CASA volunteers work within the courts in collaboration with key agencies, legal counsel and community resources to ensure that every child in foster care in Central Oregon can transition into a safe and permanent home.
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D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 25 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in the archives of Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter and Instagram at @hopapalooza.