The Bend Brewfest is back this year, kicking off in just under two weeks. It’s taking place on Friday, August 20th and Saturday the 21st from 4 to 11pm and noon to 11pm, respectively, down at the Les Schwab Amphitheater. Admission is free, but to drink beer you’ll need to purchase a mug and $1 tasting tokens. Looks like you’ll be able to choose among 66 beers from 33 breweries, including all our Central Oregon locals.
Food will be on hand, and in addition to beer there will be cider (from Crispin Cider Company) and wine (from Volcano Vineyards). There are hints of live music on the website as well, but they don’t have that posted yet. Kids are welcome up until 7pm, as long as parents sign a pledge certifying that the kids won’t drink alcohol.
You might remember that the Brewfest was canceled last year by the OLCC due, in part, to intoxicated minors; hence the pledge-signing this year.