The Bend Ale Trail™ - Your Beer Adventure Begins in Bend, Oregon
In our little mountain town of more than 87,000 people, Bend has a startling abundance of world-class breweries clustered close together like the gold at the end of a big, beer rainbow. Bend has more breweries per-capita than any other city in Oregon and has been dubbed Beer Town USA! If beer isn't your thing, that's okay. Bend's growing selection of distilleries and wineries are a great way to quench your thirst for adult beverages, so make sure you check out the Drinkable Diversions along the Bend Ale Trail while you're in town.
And before you hit the Bend Ale Trail, make sure you're doing so responsibly. Bend locals always know to leave the driving to someone else. Whether you're heading out to experience some of Bend's award winning breweries, distilleries, or wineries, there are better ways to explore than to drive yourself. There are no shortage of safe and knowledgeable tour operators who are here to make your experience just that much better. They’ll set you up in style in a cushy bus, a snazzy towncar, or even a horse-drawn carriage. If you’d prefer to hoof it, start from downtown Bend where more than two-thirds of the breweries are within walking distance. For more Visit Like a Local tips, click here.
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How to do the Bend Ale Trail - The Largest Beer Trail in the West
Use the Bend Ale Trail Atlas and Passport to discover all breweries along the world famous Bend Ale Trail! Make sure you read the rules of the trail here before you head out because if you don't follow the rules, you don't get a souvenir.
As you forge your way along the Bend Ale Trail , whip out your passport (one required per person) and ask for a stamp at each brewery. No purchase is necessary at any of the brewery stops, though it’s a great chance to sample suds everywhere you go. Please refer to each brewery's hours of operation here, as not all of them are open 7 days a week.
Got stamps from 10 breweries? Awesome! Pat yourself on the back, then stop by or send your completed passport to the Bend Visitor Center (please note Bend Visitor Center hours of operation) to receive your souvenir, a commemorative Bend Silipint! Got stamps from all 15 breweries? Rock on with your bad self! Not only do you get the Silipint, we'll also give you a nifty Bend Ale Trail bottle opener.
It's important to keep in mind, too that you don't overdo it. No purchase is necessary to complete the Ale Trail, all you've got to do is stamp your passport at each location.
It's probably not wise to attempt the entire Bend Ale Trail in one day. Luckily Bend is home to many great hotels & motels, resorts, vacation rentals, and even B&Bs. Find your perfect place to rest up along the Bend Ale Trail on our Where to Stay page.
Where do I pick up my Bend Ale Trail map & passport?
Pick up the Official Bend Ale Trail atlas at the kiosk in the participating breweries, at the Bend Visitor Center in downtown Bend, the ticket mill at the Old Mill District, or any Central Oregon brochure rack. You can also print a copy of just the passport here or download the free app for your iPhone or Android - where you can virtually stamp your passport.
Old Mill District - Bend Brewfest & Fermentation CelebrationPhone: 541.312.0131 Visit the Website
It’s never too early to mark your calendars for the annual Bend Brewfest, every August, at the gorgeous Les Schwab Amphitheater. Boasting over 60+ breweries and serving over 140+ beers, the Bend Brewfest is a three day extravaganza, you won’t want to miss. Every June, we celebrate craft beer month with the Fermentation Celebration in the Old Mill District. This beer walk has live music and is a celebration of Central Oregon’s incredible beer culture. Unique low production samples are available from over 24+ local breweries.
Immersion Brewing550 SW Industrial Wy, Suite 185, Bend, OR 97702Phone: 541.633.7821 Visit the Website
After you finish the Ale Trail, visit Bend’s first and only Brew-it-Yourself pub and craft brewery. At IMMERSION BREWING, you become the brewer and create your own quality craft beer. There are over 30 recipes to choose from and an experienced brewer to guide you through the 2-hour brew experience. After approximately three weeks, come back and bottle your five gallons of craft beer. Shipping options available to Oregon residents. BOOK YOUR BREWING SESSION NOW. Be sure to grab a bite from our made-from-scratch pub-style family kitchen and drink a brew from our 10-barrel brewing system.
The Bend Brew Bus & Local Pour Tours61535 S Hwy 97, Suite 13, Bend, OR 97702Phone: 541.389.8359 Visit the WebsiteThe Bend Brew Bus is the best way to see the breweries of Bend! The Bend Brew Bus and Local Pour Tours pick you up and drop you off wherever you are staying in Bend. Your professional beer-ologist guide will offer great interpretation on the Pacific Northwest beer scene, local history, and specialties of our renowned breweries. The Local Pour Tour stops at four different artisan beverage makers: a brewery, cidery, winery, and distillery! On every tour you will taste samples at each of the four stops, taste delicious local light appetizer favorites at one stop, and go behind the scenes to see where and how the delicious products are actually made. These are the perfect tours for those looking to dive into the rich culture and captivating science behind pure deliciousness - we call it Brewology 101.
Atlas Cider Co.550 SW Industrial Wy, Suite 190, Bend, OR 97702Phone: 541.390.8096 Visit the WebsiteDiscover a taste of the Northwest through ATLAS Cider Company’s premium hard ciders. We ferment 100% fresh pressed cider from all local and natural ingredients. Taste our NW Apple, Cherry, Apricot, and Blackberry Ciders at our new location. Visit us and break the mold to find out why Bend’s cider scene is booming as a complement to our world-class breweries, and ATLAS Hard Cider is at the forefront of the cider movement. A recent headline in our local newspaper said it best: “Move over beer, hard cider is here!”
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THE BEND ALE TRAIL™ IS A TRADEMARK EXCLUSIVELY OWNED BY THE BEND VISITOR & CONVENTION BUREAU (AKA VISIT BEND). ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
>> Download the Bend Ale Trail Passport Here (refer to the rules before you download & start your journey)
>> The Rules of the Bend Ale Trail & Frequently Asked Questions
>> Your Ultimate Guide to Navigating the New Bend Ale Trail
To learn more about trekking your own trail of beer, go to our Getting Around the Bend Ale Trail page.