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Bend
Ale Trail

Know the Rules

Track your progress in our free app, or pick up a keepsake paper passport at the Visitor Center for $5. Either way, you can plot your course, bone up on brewery knowledge, or pick a perfectly paired adventure for your trek through each territory. Let’s do this.

Get the Rundown

Drink Responsibly

Don’t even think about drinking and driving. Make a safe plan to trek the trail with a sober driver behind the wheel. You’ll find tons of tours, taxis, and rideshare options to help you get around. Got a designated driver on your team? Learn how your sober pal can earn prizes, too.

Earn a Sober Prize

Bend Ale Trail Month

Ah, November. The holidays are on the horizon, you’ve traded your flip flops for sneakers, and ski season is just around the corner. But the best part about November is that Bend Ale Trail Month is happening in beautiful Bend, Oregon.

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NOVEMBER IS BEND ALE TRAIL MONTH

Bend Ale Trail Month

Ah, November. The holidays are on the horizon, you’ve traded your flip flops for sneakers, and ski season is just around the corner. But the best part about November is that Bend Ale Trail Month is happening in beautiful Bend, Oregon.

So, what makes November so special, and why dedicate a whole month to the Bend Ale Trail?

Extra Special Prizes

When you complete any one of the Bend Ale Trail territories and redeem your passport at the Bend Visitor Center during November, not only do you win the standard territory prize, but you will also score a limited edition bonus prize (limit one per person). In 2021, we have glassware straight from the home of Oktoberfest, the land of pilsner, gose, and weisse — a German tankard rimmed with gold and decorated with a badge declaring your status as a Bend Ale Trail Champion.

Contests and Even More Prizes

During Bend Ale Trail Month, share pictures of your beerventure on Instagram using the hashtag #bendaletrailmonth. We’ll randomly select winners to receive fantastic prizes including brewery gift cards, HydroFlasks, ​Silipints, hats, shirts, stickers, and more.

The Bend Ale Trail Rules

The Breakdown

First Rule of the Bend Ale Trail?

Always talk about Bend Ale Trail. Tell your friends, family, or that weird guy at the grocery store. Use #BendAleTrail on social media and wave that passport proudly. For a complete list of Bend Ale Trail rules (and how you can earn awesome prizes).

The Rules

  1. Must be age 21 or older to trek the Bend Ale Trail
  2. No purchase is necessary, but please support our local breweries!
  3. Tasting room hours vary, depending on day of the week and season. Please call ahead to be sure your next stop is open.
  4. Retain your passport or completed app notification for proof you’ve hit the stops
  5. One passport per person
  6. One prize per completed territory
  7. One bonus prize for completing all seven territories (you are a craft beer rock star!!)
  8. One prize for completing seven Drinkable Diversions
  9. Never, ever drink and drive — ask about our Designated Driver reward, book a tour, call a cab, or click your favorite rideshare app
  10. Share your journey on social media using #bendaletrail
  11. Be nice, you’re in Bend!

Designated Driver Program

Safety First

Designated Driver Program

You don’t need to drink to be a Bend Ale Trail champion. In fact, our biggest champs don’t sip a drop. Earn big by being a designated driver for your group.

How To Drive & Win

  1. Pick a designated driver. The designated driver is someone who is not drinking ANY alcohol for that entire day and is responsible for transporting his/her group safely along the Bend Ale Trail.
  2. Purchase a passport from the Bend Visitor Center. The $5 will be refunded when the passport is redeemed.
  3. Use the last page in the paper passport to collect your “Designated Driver” stamps.
  4. Collect 5 stamps from any establishments on the Bend Ale Trail and redeem your passport at the Bend Visitor Center for your unique Designated Driver prize.

Don’t have a DD of your own?

You’ll find plenty of safe and knowledgeable tour operators standing by to make your BAT experience that much better. They’ll set you up in style in a cushy bus, a snazzy towncar, or even a Cycle Pub. If you’d prefer to hoof it, start from downtown Bend where more than two-thirds of the breweries are within walking distance.

And You get a Prize, And You…

4 Opportunities For Prizes

Single Territory Prize

Complete all breweries within a single territory. A prize is rewarded for each completed territory.

All Territory Prize

One bonus prize for completing all seven territories (you are a craft beer rock star!!)

Drinkable Diversion Prize

One prize for completing any seven (7) drinkable diversions.

Designated Driver Prize

Collect 5 Designated Driver stamps from any establishments on the Bend Ale Trail and redeem your passport at the Bend Visitor Center for your unique Designated Driver prize. Paper passport required.

Bend Ale Trail Month Prize

When you complete any one of the Bend Ale Trail territories and redeem your passport at the Bend Visitor Center during November, not only do you win the standard territory prize, but you will also score a limited edition bonus prize (limit one per person).

Get to know the trail

How
it Works

Ale Trail App
Ale Trail App
Ale Trail App

The Bend Ale Trail can be trekked using the passport or app. Keepsake paper passports are available at the Bend Visitor Center for five bucks, or you can start trekking from your phone through our free web app. Start charting your journey of Breweries, Drinkable Diversions, & Perfect Pairings.

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Territories

Spanning from Sunriver to Sisters to Redmond to Prineville and, of course, Bend.

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The Old Block
The Western Front
The Riverlands
The Badlands
The Brewers District
The Far North
The Outer Rim

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The Old Block
The Old Block
The Old Block

History, Hops, and Shops

Welcome to the epicenter of Bend’s proud craft beer past and present. Stroll past independent shops and peruse local art galleries while you indulge in some of Bend’s most historic brewing projects, alongside innovative newcomers making history of their own

Original artwork by Sweet Pea Cole

Explore all 6 breweries

Deschutes Brewery - Bend Public House

McMenamins

Silver Moon Brewing

Spider City Brewing - Downtown Tasting Room

Worthy Beers & Burgers

Bend Brewing Co

The Old Block Map

Suggested Travel

Walk

The Old Block Map

Change it up with 2 Drinkable Diversions

Crater Lake Spirits - Bend

Domaine Serene Wine Lounge in Bend

Locals Tip

Be on the lookout for Historical Markers throughout the Old Block — learn about Bend’s logging history and more!

3 Perfect Pairings Perfect Pairings

Art Walk in Tin Pan Alley

Enjoy Drake Park + Mirror Pond

Peruse Local Boutiques

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The Western Front
The Western Front
The Western Front

Warm Vibes & cold Pints

Get set for sunshine and good times with some of the most laid-back breweries in Central Oregon. After a long day in the mountains or on the trail, this stretch of patio-clad pubs is the perfect spot to take a load off with a pint in hand.

Original artwork by Jake Kenobi

Explore all 5 breweries

10 Barrel - Westside

Boss Rambler Beer Club

Goodlife Brewing Company

Sunriver Brewing Company - Bend

Cascade Lakes Brewing - Bend

The Western Front Map

Suggested Travel

[Walk,Bike]

The Western Front Map

Change it up with 1 Drinkable Diversions

BackDrop Distilling

Locals Tip

Park and ride (or walk) - parking in the tight-knit neighborhoods of the Western Front can be tricky, so consider finding a spot and hoofing it from there... the locals will thank you!

3 Perfect Pairings Perfect Pairings

Play Year-Round at Mt. Bachelor

Picnic in Shevlin Park

Drink in the Sights at Tumalo Falls

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The Riverlands
The Riverlands
The Riverlands

Beautiful Brews & Views

Drink it all in along the Deschutes River, where you’ll taste the beauty of Central Oregon in every sip. These tasting rooms offer intriguing craft beers paired with lush landscapes to match.

Original artwork by Sheila Dunn

Explore all 4 breweries

Deschutes Brewery Tasting Room

Crux Fermentation Project

Immersion Brewing

Monkless Belgian Ales

The Riverlands Map

Suggested Travel

[Walk,Bike]

The Riverlands Map

Change it up with 5 Drinkable Diversions

Va Piano Vineyards

Stoller Wine Bar

Avid Cider Co

Evoke Winery

Bledsoe Family Wines

Locals Tip

Spy osprey, ducks, geese, and bald eagles along the Deschutes River. Make it easy on your eyes with free rental binoculars from The Old Mill District.

3 Perfect Pairings Perfect Pairings

Stroll Through the Old Mill District

Float the Deschutes River

Hike the River Trail

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The Badlands
The Badlands
The Badlands

Discovery on Draft

To the East lies endless desert and plenty of surprises... at least, for those brave enough to seek them out. This is a land of exploration, where the journey into the unknown is always rewarded with a sip of something special.

Original artwork by Laurel Hunter

Explore all 3 breweries

Bevel Craft Brewing

Worthy Brewing Company

Spider City Brewing

The Badlands Map

Suggested Travel

[Bike,Designated Driver]

The Badlands Map

Change it up with 1 Drinkable Diversions

Oregon Spirit Distillers

Locals Tip

Do Not Disturb... the bats! If exploring the caves of the Badlands, please be courteous to their full-time residents and tread lightly

3 Perfect Pairings Perfect Pairings

Explore the Badlands Wilderness

Survey Central Oregon from Pilot Butte

Embrace the Darkness at Boyd Cave

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The Brewers District
The Brewers District
The Brewers District

Tap into the Source

Behind every idyllic patio beer is a boot-clad brewer putting in the work. Roll up your sleeves amidst Bend’s industrial tasting rooms and get a taste of the craft beer experience direct from the source with the freshest beers available

Original artwork by MOWO

Explore all 4 breweries

10 Barrel - Eastside

Bridge 99 Brewery

Boneyard Beer

Craft Kitchen & Brewery

The Brewers District Map

Suggested Travel

Designated Driver

The Brewers District Map

Change it up with 1 Drinkable Diversions

Humm Kombucha

Locals Tip

Bring your appetite - the brew pubs of The Brewer’s District sport some of the best grub in town.

3 Perfect Pairings Perfect Pairings

Play Disc Golf at Pine Nursery

Hit the Track at K1 Speed Racing

Explore Riley Ranch Nature Preserve

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The Far North
The Far North
The Far North

Sips and Smiles for Miles

At the convergence of towering canyons and frontier hospitality is a place where all-terrain adventure and epic ales are served with a big smile. So, buckle up for a wild ride that’s sure to satisfy your craft cravings.

Original artwork by Megan Myers

Explore all 5 breweries

Cascade Lakes Brewing - Redmond

Kobold Brewing

Initiative Brewing

Porter Brewing Co.

Wild Ride Brew Co

The Far North Map

Suggested Travel

Designated Driver

The Far North Map

Change it up with 3 Drinkable Diversions

Faith, Hope, and Charity Vineyards

Maragas Winery

Gompers Distillery

Locals Tip

Be a Rock Hound! The Far North is a mecca for gem hunters of both the wilderness and boutique variety.

3 Perfect Pairings Perfect Pairings

Get Vertical at Smith Rock

Go Underground at the Redmond Caves

Take it Easy at Cline Falls

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The Outer Rim
The Outer Rim
The Outer Rim

Otherworldly Ales & Adventure

If new discoveries are what you thirst for, then head to the edge - where diverse landscapes and distant outposts offer a series of craft beer experiences you won’t find anywhere else.

Original artwork by Avlis Leumas

Explore all 3 breweries

C.R. Brewing

Three Creeks Brewing

Sunriver Brewing Company - Sunriver

The Outer Rim Map

Suggested Travel

Designated Driver

The Outer Rim Map

Change it up with 4 Drinkable Diversions

Crater Lake Spirits - Tumalo

Cascade Street Distillery

Tumalo Cider Co

Bend Cider Co

Locals Tip

Take the road less travelled! Explore the backroads of Central Oregon by bike, ATV, or SUV as you traverse the Outer Rim..

3 Perfect Pairings Perfect Pairings

Explore Crooked River Highway

Discover the High Desert Museum

Fly Fish the Metolius River

30Breweries

Whether it’s Flanders red floating your boat, or hoppy IPAs that add a spring in your step, you’re bound to find beervana in Bend. Trek our 7 territories exploring all 30 breweries on the trail.

Bend Ale Trail Breweries

17Drinkable Diversions

Take a break from the breweries and spread your wings with Bend’s Drinkable Diversions. From spirits to cider to wine to kombucha, there’s a world of fermented goodness out there waiting.

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21Perfect Pairings

Adventure and beer go together like macaroni and cheese. Each territory within the Bend Ale Trail has a few perfectly paired adventures to round out your beer sampling itinerary.

Bend Ale Trail Diversions

Drink & Win!

Drink & Win
Glasses

Drink & Win!

Sipping the world’s best craft beer is a prize in itself, but we’ll do you one better. Claim a different reward for each territory you complete, plus a big bonus prize when you finish all seven. Look at you go, beer champ!

PRIZE DETAILS

Designated
Driver
Program

ale trail badge
Designated Drivers Win

Designated
Driver
Program

You don’t need to drink to be a Bend Ale Trail champion. In fact, our biggest champs don’t sip a drop. Win big by being a designated driver for your group.

Driver Details

Explore Our Trail Cam

@BendAleTrail

Tasty hazies at Boss Rambler
Tasty hazies at Boss Rambler
Enjoy a cocktail at Crater Lake Spirits
Enjoy a cocktail at Crater Lake Spirits
Perfect Pairing — disc golf at Pine Nursery
Perfect Pairing — disc golf at Pine Nursery
Perfect Pairing — a picnic at Shevlin Park
Perfect Pairing — a picnic at Shevlin Park
Neighborhood vibes at Bevel Brewing
Neighborhood vibes at Bevel Brewing
Belgian ales at Monkless Brasserie
Belgian ales at Monkless Brasserie

Frequently
Asked Questions

01
What if I am just missing one stamp because the brewery was closed?

Prizes will not be given for incomplete passports, but don’t worry – you can take as long as you like to complete your passport. Some guests do it over multiple visits spanning months or even years.
Keep in mind that each brewery has varying hours and open days, so please check schedules before you start. You must visit every brewery in a territory to win a prize.

02
Where do I download the app?

The app is web-based, so you won’t find it in any app store. Just go to BendAleTrail.app on your smartphone, create an account, and you are ready to go.

03
Why am I being asked to allow location services?

The app works best when you allow it to use location services. With this enabled, you can easily check in to all breweries and Drinkable Diversions with GPS.

04
What do I do when the app thinks I am in a different brewery?

A few breweries are very close together and it can happen that GPS thinks you are in a different establishment nearby. If this happens, look for the Bend Ale Trail or Drinkable Diversions sign in your location and enter the manual code on the lower right corner of the sign.

05
How do I get my prizes?

When you have visited every brewery location in a territory (or seven Drinkable Diversions) you are eligible for a unique prize. If you are using the app, you will be prompted to redeem your prize when you have visited every location. If you are using the paper passport, you will have a bunch of stamps in your passport. Either way, come to the Visitor Center and claim your goodies.

06
Some breweries have more than one location. Can I visit one location and get stamps for all of their locations?

Nope. One stamp or check-in per location, not per brewery.

07
I am the Designated Driver for my group. Can I get stamps for a Designated Driver prize and a territory prize at the same time?

No. Double stamping is the number one party foul.

08
Are Bend Ale Trail territory taster glasses available for purchase?

Nope, but Visit Bend has plenty of other Bend Ale Trail merchandise available for purchase including postcards, hats, bottle openers, and more.

09
Can each member of my family redeem a Bend Ale Trail ™ Passport for a souvenir?

Yes, as long as each family member is 21 or older.

10
Can I bring my friend’s Bend Ale Trail Passport and pick up their prize? 

Yes, as long as your pal is at least 21 and you bring along the original Bend Ale Trail Passport. If your friend used the app and has completed a territory, we need authorization from them to release their prize.

11
If I forget to check in at a brewery, can I get a stamp at Visit Bend?

Sorry, nope. Visit Bend does not provide Bend Ale Trail Passport stamps. The fun of the Bend Ale Trail is enjoying Bend’s fine craft breweries, so make sure you consult the hours before setting out. When it’s time to claim your prize, check the hours for the Bend Visitor Center to be certain we’re here to pat you on the back and hand over your prize.

12
Is there a deadline to turn in a Bend Ale Trail  Passport?

There’s no deadline to complete the Bend Ale Trail, so take as long as you like. That said, prizes are limited to stock on hand.

13
Can I redeem my Bend Ale Trail Passport and receive my prize by mail?

No. Due to the fragile nature of the prizes, you must collect these in person.

14
Do I need to collect stamps or check in to breweries in a certain order?

You can trek the trail in any order you like—no need to follow any special route!

15
Can I take my underage children into these breweries?

Generally, yes. Please contact the brewery if you have questions or need additional details. Minors are not eligible to complete a Bend Ale Trail Passport.

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How can I get around the Bend Ale Trail without driving?

There are plenty of awesome operators offering Bend Ale Trail tours. We have the Bend Brew Bus, The Bend Tour Company, and more. Some of the Bend Ale Trail is bike-able, and parts are walkable. Review the map to decide what you’re up for.

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Can I still get a trophy for completing a territory during Bend Ale Trail Month (November)?

Nope. As part of our move towards more sustainable practices, we are no longer giving away trophies for Bend Ale Trail Month. We will, however, give out a very sweet prize to everyone who completes a territory during Bend Ale Trail Month. Limit of one per person.