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Craft Beer in Our Veins

It’s no mystery that Central Oregon loves its craft beer. We crank it out like grandma in a spanking machine on her birthday… hit after hit after hit. Perhaps the mighty Deschutes is tinged with hops and malts. Or maybe it’s the deliriously crisp mountain air. Whatever it is, craft beer gets our motors running.

So when a bunch of people get together and celebrate 10 (!) days of the liquid goodness, we’re that giddy kid in the front row frantically raising his hand to be included. Breweries, good beer and the people who love drinking it? We’re totally in.

The 5th Annual Central Oregon Beer Week is now upon us, running Friday May 20th until Sunday May 29th. That’s 10 glorious days of beer. All 29 regional breweries will make an appearance at the COBW festivities. We’ve scoured the schedule and picked our drop-everything-and-go-now favorites:

Friday May 20th
Central Oregon Beer Week Kickoff Party
Crow’s Feet Commons
5-10 p.m.

Monday May 23rd
Ale Apothecary “Minotaur” beer release
Tin Pan Theater
3-5:30 p.m.

Tuesday May 24th
Three Creeks Brewers Dinner
Four courses paired with beer
Three Creeks Brewery (Sisters)
7-9 p.m.

Wednesday May 25th
Central Oregon Brewer’s Guild Crux Tap Takeover
Featuring brewers from 14 Central Oregon breweries
Crux Fermentation Project
11:30-10 p.m.

Saturday May 28
SMaSH Fest
Single Malt Single Hop Festival
19 breweries pouring beer crafted just for this event
11-10 p.m.
$25 for 12 tasters

Don’t forget that Redmond’s own Wild Ride Brewing will be pouring samples at Newport Market on Friday May 27th from 3:30-5:30 p.m.

While you’re here, check out our Great Wall of Beer, recently expanded to showcase four additional feet of canned craft beer. We’re not one to brag, but it’s pretty awesome. We did a little fickling around on our calculators and figured out you could pick a different brew each day and go a full year without drinking the same beer. Huzzah!

We love seeing so much craft beer awesomeness going down in our beloved Central Oregon and want to spread a little goodness. Watch our Facebook feed for daily chances to win great craft beer swag such as socks, a Hydro Flask True Pint, cookbooks, exclusive Bend pint glasses and more.
With that, we raise a pint glass to the best beers and brewers in all the land. Stay awesome. Stay responsible.