The Little Woody is taking place this weekend, Friday and Saturday, September 2nd and 3rd—Bend’s other beer festival, and the one that the beer geeks really love. The focus is on complex, barrel- and wood-aged beers, and all but three of Central Oregon’s breweries are going to be there (the three that aren’t are Old Mill Brew Werks, Below Grade Brewing, and the new Phat Matt’s Brewing from Redmond), as well as five from Portland, Eugene, and Corvallis.
The Little Woody is a 21 and over event, and in addition to the beer (some 27 different beers will be on tap) there will also be
wine, cocktails from Bendistillery, and a whiskey tasting featuring six regional distilleries for a $45. The fest kicks off from 5 until 10pm on Friday, and runs from noon to 10pm on Saturday, and takes place at the Des Chutes Historical Museum lawn and parking lot in Downtown Bend (located at 129 NW Idaho Street).
The entry fee is $6 for the commemorative tasting glass, $5 without, and for $15 you can get a tasting package that includes entry, glass, and ten tokens. Standard token pricing/pours apply for these type of events: $1 per token, and one token per tasting (though some of the beers are very strong and they may require more two or more).
And here’s the list of attending breweries and the beers they will be pouring:
10 Barrel (Bend)
One in the Sun
Put in cabernet sauvignon barrel and married with Lacto Bascilla for ﬁve months. 6% ABV, 32 IBU
Rum Barrel Daywalker
Aged with rum wood that creates a dark sugar, vanilla, and medium notes. ABV-6.4% IBU’s-50
Tequila Barrel Daywalker
A malt comprised to create a reddish hues that accompanies the caramel notes.
Bend Brewing (Bend)
A whimsical take on a German Berliner Weisse. It is effervescent with a sweet tart tanginess.
BBC’s most award winning beer that’s aged in a Heaven Hills bourbon barrel just for The Little Woody.
Block 15 (Corvallis)
Super Nebula 2010
An imperial stout matured in 9- and 10-year-old Buffalo Traced bourbon barrels. 11% ABV, 58 IBUs.
Belgian style Wit beer matured in pinot noir barrels with prickly pear fruit, lactobacillus and brettanomyces. 5% ABV, 20 IBUs.
Boneyard Beer (Bend)
Bourbon Black 13, Batch #1
Boneyard’s ﬁrst batch ever brewed on April 18, 2010. 5.5% ABV, 13 IBU
Bourbon Barrel Sug Knight
Imperial Stout that has been aged for 200 days in a Heaven Hill bourbon barrel dated, 1998. 15% ABV, 80 IBU
Light wheat ale aged for 12 months in a Heaven Hill bourbon barrel dated 1997. 4.5% ABV 10 IBU
Cascade Lakes Brewing (Redmond)
Honey Badger Bourbon Barrel Strong Ale
This well-balanced ale has been aged in Jim Beam Bourbon barrels for over 4 months. ABV 6.8%, IBUs 50.
King Kong Imperial Porter
Dark beer fans rejoice, Rich and complex, this porter is substantial enough for the largest of creatures, be they man, or Beast. A.B.V. 6.7%, I.B.U.’s: 45.
Deschutes Brewery (Bend)
Frosty the Snow Quad
Half of this special brew spent six months in Heaven Hill Bourbon barrels. The entire batch was then aged in Pinot Noir barrels for another 6 months. ABV 9.0%, IBU 20.
This Flanders-style brown ale, fermented with fresh Washington state cherries and aged 18 months in pinot noir barrels, ABV 10.5%, IBU: 30
GoodLife Brewing (Bend)
India Pale Ale
Pale Ale aged in barrel with hops for seven weeks. Brewed in the “Traditions” of our forefathers, which was developed in the 1840s and served to British troops in India
Hopworks Urban Brewery (Portland)
Bourbon Ace of Spades
Hopworks award-winning Imperial IPA aged for two months in Buffalo Trace Bourbon barrels. 10% ABV, 100-plus IBU.
Bad Boy Brown
A brown ale brewed bigger than any normal brown (7% ABV) but can still go bigger has got to be tried! We have added oak wood spirals soaked in McMenamins Hogshead Whiskey for two weeks to one keg of this brown ale.
A touch of sour cherry and apple ﬂavors come to the front while a mild woody ﬁnish rounds out the drink
Ransom Distillery’s Old Tom Gin Wood Barrel Aged Maiden the Shade
Gin-oak christened hop characteristics embellish this beer’s lighter malt backbone in elegant summer balance. ABV 6.8%, 72 IBUs
Believer Double Red
Multiple kinds of carmel malts are used to create caramel, toffee, date, ﬁg, subtle chocolate and a hint of roasted malt complexity. Who knew believing had so many rewards? ABV 6.9%, 60 IBUs.
Oakshire Brewing (Eugene)
Gin Barrel Aged Imperial Overcast Stout
A big version of our Overcast Espresso Stout, aged for ﬁve months in an Old Tom Gin Barrel with Oregon Blackberries. 9.5% ABV.
La Ferme du Funk
A French farmhouse ale aged for 15 months in a pinot noir barrel with whole apricots and wild yeast. 7.8% ABV.
Oregon Trail Brewery (Corvallis)
Oregon Trail Bourbon Porter
The result is a deep mahogany elixir, rich with oaky smoothness, bold bourbonesque aroma, with hints of fruit and vanilla. 10.3% ABV.
Silver Moon Brewing (Bend)
Boyz in the Wood
A blend of Hound’s Tooth Amber, Hop Fury IPA, and 2010 Brewer’s Reserve Bourbon Barrel Aged Barleywine. 8% ABV.
Bourbon Barrel Chocolate Darkside Stout – 2010 Vintage
Foreign style stout aged 9 months in Fresh Heaven Hills oak barrels. ABV 6.3%, IBU 50.
Three Creeks Brewing (Sisters)
Grandma V. Ryely
A rye ale in which American Oak spirals and vanilla beans have been steeped in Grand Manrier. The ABV on the G.V.R. is 4.6%.
Crosswalk Imperial Porter
Aged in a whisky barrel for nine months for a bold, bold taste and an ABV of 10%.
Update: I received confirmation from Lay it Out Events (the organizers) that wines and cocktails will not be available.