I mentioned a while back a brief bit about The Little Woody, the barrel-aged brew festival coming up in September to replace the Bend Brew Fest. There are more details now; as I posted on my beer blog last night:
This festival will feature hand crafted, wood aged beer as well as one specialty brew from all of Central Oregon’s seven breweries. The Little Woody will be the place to be September 12, 2009. Festival goers will enjoy live music, great food, a wood carving exhibition and beer tastings throughout the day and into the night.
The Little Woody will take place in downtown Bend on the lawn of the Des Chutes Historical Museum located on the corner of Wall Street and Idaho. Event hours are Saturday September 12th from 12pm-10pm. Admission to the event is just $6 and includes a commemorative glass. A tasting package is available for $15 and includes a commemorative glass and tasting tickets. A portion of the event proceeds will benefit the Deschutes Historical Society.
All of the local microbreweries are participating—even Sisters-based Three Creeks Brewing. There will even be two beers from the local homebrewing club—both stouts, one aged in a rum barrel and one aged in a whiskey barrel.
In addition, the music line-up looks like this:
- 12:00 A Scottish Heart
- 1:30 Shireen Amini
- 3pm Old Wave
- 4:30 Bare Roots
- 6pm Buck & the Digs
- 8pm Blackstrap
This should be a good beer fest—while Deschutes Brewing obviously is an old hand at barrel-aging their beers, I’m really interested in seeing what the other breweries can do.