Every summer or spring, the beautiful city of Bend, located on the Deschutes River in Central Oregon, hosts a two-day beer festival. Featuring dozens of popular and rare brews from local craft breweries, Bend Brewfest is the largest such event in the region. The event provides access to over 200 beers from some of the most distinguished producers in the state. In addition to that, attendees can taste hand-crafted ciders and wine.
Monkless, GoodLife, Crux, Deschutes, Sunriver, Bend Brewing, Bevel Brewing, Immersion, Avid Cider, Alesong, Ancestry, Bale Breaker, Bauman's Cider, and Bend Cider Co are among over 60 breweries and cideries participating in the festival.
Bend Brewfest is held on the lawns on the east side of the Deschutes River in the historic Les Schwab Amphitheater in the Old Mill District, home to dozens of restaurants, shops, art galleries, cinemas, riverfront trails, and more. The festival benefits local charities, such as NeighborImpact, a non-profit that helps individuals and families access resources in times of need.
Bend Brewfest runs from noon to 9 pm on both days. Tickets start at $40. Admission includes access to the festival's facilities, a 4 oz Bend Brewfest Tasting Mug, and ten tasting tokens. Five additional tasting tokens can be purchased for $10.