Central Oregon Winter Beer Festival

This Saturday, December 14th, is the very first Central Oregon Winter Beer Festival, taking place at GoodLife Brewing in their Biergarten from 2 to 8pm, and sponsored by The Growler Guys. Most of Central Oregon’s breweries will be there, as it’s being held as a benefit for the Central Oregon Brewers Guild—15 (out of 24) are represented on the poster:

Central Oregon Winter Beer Festival

  • Bend Brewing Company
  • Crux Fermentation Project
  • Below Grade Brewing
  • Sunriver Brewing
  • Worthy Brewing
  • Cascade Lakes Brewing
  • Boneyard Beer
  • Brew Werks Brewing
  • Bridge 99 Brewery
  • Deschutes Brewery
  • GoodLife Brewing
  • McMenamins Old St. Francis School
  • Silver Moon Brewing
  • Three Creeks Brewing
  • Oblivion Brewing
  • Solstice Brewing — they’re not on the poster but they posted on Facebook that they are participating

Admission will be $10, which will get you the glass and five tokens; additional tokens are $1 each, and are good for a four-ounce taster fill. (Pulled from The Bulletin.)

They happen to need volunteers right now, and if you’re interested you can go to GoodLife’s website and fill out the volunteer form:

Thank you for your participation in the first Central Oregon Winter Beer Festival, for your participation we will be offering a COWBF glass, a COWBF tee shirt and 12 tickets for you to enjoy and sample some of the great local beers we are offering. Events like this could not happen without your help and we appreciate your participation. If you have any questions please email Steven Denio at steve@goodlifebrewing.com.

In order to participate in the Central Oregon Winter Beer Festival you will need to:

Be at least 21 years of age

Have a valid OLCC service permit or have filled out the proper temporary event service paper work.

For paper work please contact Steven Denio at steve@goodlifebrewing.com . Note; All Licenses and paper work must be on hand during event

As far as the important stuff—beer!—here’s what I’ve gleaned about what will be pouring so far:

  • Silver Moon: They will be pouring their Twisted Gourd Pumpkin Ale and Elf Brew Winter Seasonal.
  • Solstice Brewing: A keg of their Winterschnocker seasonal will be pouring.
  • Below Grade: Kiss Me Kate, the barrel-aged version of Dangerous Kate, will be on tap.
  • GoodLife: Premiering their first-ever winter seasonal beer, a yet-to-be named porter.

Those are the specific mentions I’ve seen; other breweries I’m sure will be pouring their respective winter/holiday beers and maybe even some specialties.

Head on down to support our local brewery scene and enjoy some great cold-weather brews!