Bend Brew Fest 2011

The Bend Brew Fest kicks off today, and they promise this year will be “bigger and better than ever”.  Judging from the brewers list, it would appear they’re right.  Their web site is boasting 45 different producers of beer, cider, and even wine.  I’ve missed this event for the past couple of years due to travel, so I’m excited that I’ll be in town for the kick off.

Bend Brew Fest
Les Schwab Amphitheater
All ages and pets welcome until 7 (with parent/guardian pledge signature)

Thursday: 3-11
Friday: 3-11
Saturday: 12-11

Required tasting mug + 4 tokens: 10.00
Additional tokens (5 at a time): 5.00

Personal beer hit list …
Bend Brewing Company
Hop Head: local award-winning Imperial IPA
Ching Ching: pomegranate hibiscus sour
Ludwig Pilsner: loved this the last time I was in the pub

Girl Beer: local light-but-flavorful-and-refreshing beer
Bourbon Barrel Backbone: no idea, but excited to try

Old Mill Brew Werks
I haven’t had any of their beers recently, so eager to see what’s new

Central Oregon Homebrewers Organization
Oregon Export Lager: local homebrew club gets to pour a beer they brewed with Silver Moon

Double Mountain
Kolsch: Delicious last time I tried it. Flavorful and refreshing

Everybody’s Brewing
Anything … I’ve enjoyed almost all their beers Brother J’s pours

Fire Mountain
New brewery for me … out of Carlton, OR

New brewery for me … out of Turner, OR

Pelican Pub
Winema Wit: Loved this out of the bottle from The Brew Shop

Seven Brides
Port Barrel Aged Weezin-ator: Sometimes name alone can be compelling

Silver Moon
Hop Fury IPA: Been hearing good things