The Little Woody: Guide to the 2013 Festival

The Little WoodyThis Friday and Saturday the fifth annual Little Woody barrel-aged beer fest is taking place downtown at the Des Chutes Historical Museum, featuring 19 breweries pouring various wood- and barrel-aged specialty beers in the parking lot, a whiskey tasting in the museum, and live music on the green. This is one of the best beer events Bend has to offer and I thought I’d work up a short guide to the essentials (The Source has a full printed guide coming out this week that you’ll want to consult as well).

Remember, this is a 21 and over only event!

Location:

Hours:

  • Friday: 5 to 10pm
  • Saturday: noon to 10pm

Cost:

  • Basic entry (includes commemorative glass): $7
  • Tasting package: $15. (Includes glass, entry and 10 tokens)
  • Tokens: $1 each
  • Beer tasting: Beers will cost 2-5 tokens each
  • Whiskey tasting: Tokens will apply to whiskey as well
  • Pre-purchase tickets online here

Breweries and Beers:

In addition to the commercial breweries listed below, Saturday at 4:30 on the main stage the Central Oregon Homebrewers Organization will be pouring samples from a special keg of a bourbon barrel aged Imperial Stout—you get the chance to taste what local homebrewers can do!

  • 10 Barrel
    • The Falconator: Imperial Stout aged in Ransom whiskey barrels, 9% abv
  • The Ale Apothecary
    • Sahalie: Mixed fermenation ale, 9-11% abv
    • The Beer Formerly Known As La Tache: Mixed fermenation ale, 7-9% abv
    • Sahati: Mixed fermentation ale brewed in spruce, 10-12% abv
    • El Cuatro: Mixed fermentation ale aged in brandy barrels, 12-14% abv
  • Below Grade
    • Kiss Me Kate: Barrel-aged version of Dangerous Kate Imperial Cascadian Black Ale, 8.6% abv
  • Bend Brewing
    • Pinot Noir Aged Outback X: Aged in stainless 6 months, then 2 months in Pinot Noir barrels, 9% abv
    • Raven Baltic Porter: Aged in stainless 1.5 years, then 6 months in a Heaven Hills Bourbon barrel, 10% abv
  • Block 15 (Corvallis)
    • Bon Voyage: Baltic-style Porter, 9 months in Carribean rum barrels, 8.5% abv
    • Framboise Rouge: Belgian inspired strong wit bier aged in Pinot Noir barrels with raspberries, 8% abv
  • Boneyard Beer
    • Bourbon Barrel Aged Suge Knite: Monster Imperial Stout aged 12 months in Heaven Hill Kentucky bourbon barrels, 13% abv
    • Funky Bunch: Seasonal beer blend refermented on Brettanomyces, cherries, and raspberries for 1 year, 6% abv
  • Brew Wërks
    • Schizophrenic Stout: Aged 7 months in bourbon barrels, with Brettanomyces and figs, 7% abv
    • Rabble-Rouser Red: Aged in first generation bourbon barrels from Oregon Spirit Distillers with Lactobacillus and sour cherries, 8.5% abv
  • Cascade Lakes
    • Barrel Aged Silverback Imperial Stout: Aged 6 months in a Kentucky bourbon barrel, 8.9% abv
  • Crux Fermentation Project
    • Flanders Red: Aged 8 months in Pinot barrels with Brett.
      * This beer will be tapped under the tent at a specific time on Friday. 1 20L only.
    • Tough Love Banished Imperial Stout: 9 months in Kentucky bourbon barrels, 11.5% abv
    • DoubleCross Rye: Strong Dark Belgian Ale, aged 10 months in a Templeton Rye barrel
      * This will be our Special Stage beer for 1:30pm Saturday. 1 20L only.
  • Deschutes
    • Super Jubel 2012: Partially aged in Oregon Pinot oak casks then re-blended, 10% abv
    • The Stoic: Belgian Quad, aged, sequestered, in select rye whiskey & wine casks, 11% abv
  • GoodLife
    • Sour Cherry Wheat Ale: aged with local Oregon Cherries in American Oak, 6.5% abv
  • Lagunitas (California)
    • Rye Cappuccino Stout: 2012 Cappuccino Stout aged 6-7 months in wet High West Rye Barrels, 13.1% abv
  • McMenamins Old St. Francis School
    • Red Rum: OSF’s popular Fireside Red aged in a McMenamins Three Rocks Rum barrel for 4 months, 5.4% abv
    • Sweet Scot: Scottish style session ale, aged in a McMenamins Hogshead Whiskey, 5.2% abv
  • New Belgium (Colorado)
    • NBB Loves Leopold: One-off version of La Folie aged in Leopold Bros blackberry whiskey barrels, 6% abv
    • Tart Lychee: Oak-aged sour blonde with lychee fruit, 7.5% abv
  • Phat Matt’s
    • Hop Around The Oak: Their Hop Around the Fire, a 10% strong ale, aged on oak with a bit of bourbon added
  • Silver Moon
    • Demolition Man: Bourbon Barrel Aged NW strong ale, 9.5% abv
    • Conquestador: Based on Apocalypto Strong Brown Ale, aged on rum-soaked white oak chips for 10 months, 8.6% abv
  • Stone Brewing (California)
    • Stone Cali-Belgique IPA aged in Red Wine Barrels: 6.9% abv
  • Three Creeks
    • Whiskey Barrel Big Bad Sisters Coffee Stout: A 50/50 blend of imperial stout aged 6 months in Bull Run Whiskey barrels and infused with Sisters Coffee Sumatra roast, 9.5% abv
    • Stone Fly Rye: 4.6% abv
  • Worthy
    • Barrel-Aged Lights Out Stout: Aged for 6 months, 7.7% abv
    • Barrel-Aged Worthy Bock: Aged for 6 months, 7.7% abv

Whiskey:

  • Four Roses Small Batch (45% abv)
  • Blanton’s Original Single Barrel Bourbon (46.5% abv)
  • Willett Pot Still Reserve
  • CW Irwin Straight Bourbon (40% abv)
  • Maker’s 46
  • High West Whiskey Double Rye
  • Templeton Rye
  • Eagle Rare 10-Year-Old Whiskey

Music and Stage Events:

  • Friday
    • 5:30 – 6:30: Downhill Ryder Duo
    • 6:30 – 7: First Round of Little Woody Tug Fest
    • 7 – 8: Last Comics Still Standing
    • 8:30 – 10: Five Pint Mary
  • Saturday
    • 12:30 – 1:30: A Scottish Heart
    • 1:30 – 2: Crux Fermentation Project Tasting
    • 2 – 3: Dan Shanahan
    • 3 – 4:30: Second Round of Little Woody Tug Fest
    • 3:30 – 4:30: Last Comics Still Standing
    • 4:30 – 5: Central Oregon Homebrewers Organization Tasting
    • 5 – 6: Grit and Grizzle
    • 6 – 7: Final Round of Little Woody Tug Fest
    • 6:30 – 7:30: Noah Stroup
    • 8 – 10: Triur Amadan

The weather is looking to be perfect this weekend, and finally, stay safe and don’t drive if you’ve been drinking! There will be a free Bend Brew Bus shuttle, and if you don’t use that make sure you have a ride home or use a service like Sober Dudes.

Most of all, enjoy!