Bend, OR — Central Oregon Beer Week (COBW) is just around the corner and all main events are now set.
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/singlemaltsinglehopfest2014/
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/brewski/ for more information.
On Monday May 26th Silver Moon Brewing will break in their new stage with live music, showcase beertography from the Bend Brew Daddy, and have beer based ice creams from Addy Mac’s. Visit centraloregonbeerweek.com/ai1ec_event/silvermoonbrewingmonday/ for more details.
Tuesday May 27th will feature a Spicy Wing Eating contest at Bend’s pub with the largest tap list, the Pour House Grill.
Wednesday May 28th is Worthy Brewing’s summer of “Worthy Wednesdays” KickOff – an ongoing series of music, beer education, yard game tournaments, hop yard tours, and artisanal collaborations!
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.
Friday evening May 30th Deschutes Brewery brings Naughty Pierre back to Bend for BeerLesque: 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/deschutesbrewerysbeerlesquetastingstassels/ for ticket pricing and location.
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/sunriverbrewfest/
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. Crux fermentation project will once again take over the taps at Brother Jon’s Alehouse.
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.
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.
Now in their third year, Central Oregon Beer Week unites breweries, brewers, businesses, and beer lovers for an annual weeklong 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.