The Rules of the Trail & FAQs
Bend Ale Trail Frequently Asked Questions
Rules & Regulations
- You must be 21 or over to receive the prizes
- Each person redeeming a prize needs his/her own passport
- Limit one Silipint per person; Limit one extra prize per person
- No photocopies of completed Bend Ale Trail ™ Passports will be accepted
- Prizes are limited to stock on hand
- No purchase is required to participate in the Bend Ale Trail™
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. Please check the hours before you start! You must get a minimum of ten stamps to receive the Silipint (and trophy during Bend Ale Trail Month in November). Obtaining all the stamps earns you a special, bonus prize.
Are Bend Ale Trail Silipints™ available for purchase?
Nope, but Visit Bend has plenty of other Bend Ale Trail merchandise available for purchase including tees, hats, bottle openers, and more.
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.
Can I bring my friend’s Bend Ale Trail Passport and pick up their Silipint?
Yes, as long as he or she is 21 and you bring along the original Bend Ale Trail Passport.
If I forget to get a stamp from a brewery, can I get a stamp at Visit Bend?
No. Visit Bend does not provide Bend Ale Trail Passport stamps. The fun of the Bend Ale Trail is enjoying Bend’s fine craft breweries. Refer to the brewery hours of operation. Not all of the breweries are open 7 days a week, so plan ahead. Also, refer to the Bend Visitor Center hours of operation for redeeming your passport.
Is there a deadline to turn in a Bend Ale Trail Passport?
No, there is currently no deadline. However, souvenirs are limited to stock on hand.
Can I redeem my Bend Ale Trail Passport and receive my Silipint by mail?
Yes, if you live in the United States or Canada.
Please send the following to Visit Bend, 750 NW Lava Road, Suite 160, Bend, OR 97703:
– Your original passport.
(For smartphones, you must take a photo of the completed passport and send it in).
One prize per passport – either paper or smartphone.
– A copy of a driver’s license or other ID showing birth date – for each passport.
– Your mailing address.
– $5 shipping and handling per passport.
Does it matter what order I receive my stamps in?
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.
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, Trail Benders, and more. Some of the Bend Ale Trail is both bike-able and Getting Around the Bend Ale Trail for more info.Getting Around the Bend Ale Trail for more info.
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