This Friday the 22nd, Whole Foods is hosting a special “Silent Auction Brewfest” from 4 to 7pm to benefit the Whole Planet Foundation: not only will you get to drink great beer, but you can bid on many donated items during the auction—it will be “loaded with beer-tastic awesomeness, including a few barrel room tours, memberships, dinners, and much more.”
For $5 you’ll get admission to the event along with a commemorative glass and five drink tokens (I don’t know if you can get more for $1, but I would guess “yes”). The admission fee plus the auction proceeds will go entirely to the Whole Planet organization: “100% of the proceeds will go towards the Whole Planet Foundation to be used to fund micro-loans for people in third world countries to lift themselves out of poverty.”
Among the breweries (and at least one organization) involved, they list:
- Deschutes Brewery
- Worthy Brewing
- Silver Moon Brewing
- 10 Barrel Brewing Company
- GoodLife Brewing
- New Belgium Brewing
- Cascade Lakes Brewing Company
- Phat Matt’s Brewing Company
- Three Creeks Brewing Company
- Anthem Cidery
- Central Oregon Beer Angels
And, they posted a picture of the commemorative pint glass here.
Whole Foods is one of the premier places to go in town for great beer—they have one of the best selections around—and with this and their summertime annual brewfest they’ve really become an integral part of Bend’s beer scene. So don’t miss this chance to drink some great beer (and $5 is a really good deal for this!) as well as possibly scoring some sweet beer prizes. 4 to 7pm Friday, be there.