How it Works

Ready to Trek the Largest Beer Trail in the West?

We already know you’ve got good taste. You’re in Bend, after all. Put that good taste to the test by sipping your way through the territories of the Bend Ale Trail. Each is as unique as the beer you’ll try along the way, and you get a prize for every territory you complete.

You’ve got two ways to track your beerventure, and each one leads to prizes. Download the free Bend Ale Trail app and let tech guide the way, or rock it old school with a keepsake passport for $5. Snag the passport at the Bend Visitor Center, or get the app.

Bend Ale Trail

All the details for trekking the largest ale trail in the West.

Important Info For Your Trek

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

THE BEND ALE TRAIL™ IS A TRADEMARK EXCLUSIVELY OWNED BY THE BEND VISITOR & CONVENTION BUREAU (AKA VISIT BEND). ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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Prizes

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!

BAT-prizes

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. Here’s how to earn big by being a designated driver for your group:

  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.

Bend Ale Trail Month

Every month is great for Bend beerventure, but only one earns the right to be the official Bend Ale Trail Month. In November when you swap flip-flops for winter boots and stalk the Mt. Bachelor snowcams, it’s time to earn some serious schwag on your Bend Ale Trail quest.

You’ll still earn prizes for each territory, plus a special prize for knocking out the whole thing. But when you turn in a completed Bend Ale Trail passport anytime in November, you earn a bonus prize. Trust us, you’ll want this one.

You can also score schwag by sharing pics of your beerventure on Instagram using hashtag #bendaletrailmonth. We’ll randomly select winners to get great prizes including brewery gift cards, Hydro Flasks, Silipints, hats, shirts, stickers, and more. It’s our way of saying thanks for being a beer champ.

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