The Old Mill District’s Fermentation Celebration is back for its second year, taking place exactly one week from today on Thursday, June 20. (Facebook event page.) It runs from 5 to 10pm and it’s basically a “beer walk” throughout the Old Mill: it “pays homage to the region’s booming craft beer culture and celebrates Oregon Craft Brewers Month by offering samples from our local breweries at participating shops and restaurants.” Indeed, based on their banner this year every Central Oregon brewery—including the local Central Oregon Homebrewers club—will be there, pouring beer.
The event entry is free (because it spans the shopping district, of course) and if you want to participate and drink beer, it will cost $20 for the commemorative Silipint which also includes drink tickets. These can be purchased anytime from 10am through 9pm that day at the Ticket Mill down there. Each ticket is good for a 4oz pour at the beer stations.
From the press release:
Each of the participating breweries will provide samples of a beer that is unique, limited or experimental – the Fermentation Celebration may be the only chance to try some of these beers. Participants include 10 Barrel Brewing, The Ale Apothecary, Below Grade Brewing, Bend Brewing Company, Boneyard Beer, Cascade Lakes Brewing, Crux Fermentation Project, Deschutes Brewery, GoodLife Brewing, Brew Werks Brewing, Silver Moon Brewing, Shade Tree, Rat Hole Brewing, Phat Matt’s Brewing, Worthy Brewing, Sunriver Brewing, McMenamin’s Brewery, Bend Brewing Company, Central Oregon Homebrewers and Three Creeks Brewery. There may even be some surprise alternative beverage options available at the event.
The evening event will have live entertainment in Center Plaza with Truck Stop Gravy at 6:00 and Cody Bebee and the Crooks at 7:30. This event is organized in partnership with Deschutes Brewery, the Bend Brewfest and The Central Oregon Brewer’s Guild.
It’s going to be a great event, so be sure no to miss out!