Celebrate craft beer during central Oregon Beer Week
When you hear craft beer and Central Oregon used in a sentence together, do your palms get a tiny bit sweaty and does your heart begin to flutter in anticipation of tasty Oregon microbrews? If the answer is an enthusiastic “yes!”, it sounds like you may need to vacation to Bend for Central Oregon Beer Week every May around Memorial Day weekend.
Beer fans from far and wide will descend on Central Oregon for a community-wide ten day long craft beer party limelighting the almighty microbrewery scene in and around Bend, Oregon. From Bend to Sisters, you’ll find a beer infused event to whet your whistle some place in Central Oregon.
Each year, Central Oregon Beer Weekgrows by leaps and hops as Central Oregon hit the 26th craft brewery mark. From the kick-off bash and SMaSH Beer Fest at McMenamins to special brewery tastings and The Stoic Release party at Deschutes Brewery where they’ll unveil their Belgian-Style Quad, The Stoic.
Earn your badge of liquid courage during the event by checking in to “unlock” the Central Oregon Beer Week Untappd badge at many of the participating breweries and events around town. Untappd is a free beer app where you can rate your favorites beers and breweries.
While you’re sampling some of the best beer in Oregon, you could also be earning a collectible Bend Ale Trail Silipint and other beer swag when you complete the world-famous Bend Ale Trail – the largest and toughest beer trail in the West. You can pick up your Atlas and Passport at any participating brewery kiosk and the Bend Visitor Center, or download the free Bend Ale Trail app for Android or iTunes.
Check out Central Oregon Beer Week for a complete and updated list of craft beer events happening in Bend.