Introducing: Central Oregon Beer Week, for May 21-27 (Updated!)

Update: the original name is already taken as a registered name, so instead it’s going to be Central Oregon Beer Week!

I’m very pleased to announce something that I’ve been working on with the local breweries for a while now: the first-ever Central Oregon Beer Week, to take place next month, May 21 through 27! Bend has been overflowing with beer these past few years—in a good way, of course—and it just seemed to be time to really highlight and commemorate that.


Bend and Central Oregon has one of the largest per-capita number of breweries of any region around, and on top of that a thriving, exploding beer scene—so it’s only natural that we also have a Central Oregon Beer Week (COBW), a week-long celebration of Central Oregon’s amazing beer culture!

Central Oregon’s very first Beer Week takes place the last full week in May, leading up to Memorial Day weekend with Mt. Bachelor holding their two-day Brewski festival featuring great beer from Central Oregon’s fantastic breweries.

Other events are in the works, including tastings, meet the brewers, beer dinners, some special tours, and much more, all in conjunction with the newly-formed Central Oregon Brewers Guild—check out and bookmark the Events page to keep abreast of all the Week’s happenings!

If you would like to participate in Central Oregon Beer Week, we would welcome your event! You can fill out our event submission form on the COBW website to tell us all about it.

With COBW taking place next month, we’re focusing on smaller, inclusive beer events that will generate buzz and highlight and raise awareness of the amazing beer culture Central Oregon has to offer. I’m working to help get these coordinated as much as possible and I’m also envisioning a level of “grassroots crowdsourcing”—therefore if you would like to participate or have an idea to share, we would love to hear from you!

You can contact me directly, or better yet fill out the event submission form on the Central Oregon Beer Week website, and I will be happy to to include you and get you listed on the Beer Week site and events if possible.

Stay tuned for more on this in the coming weeks!

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