The Bend Brewfest kicks off this week

Bend BrewfestThis year’s Bend Brewfest kicks off this Thursday, August 18, and runs three days this year, ending on Saturday the 20th. The festival takes place in the Les Schwab Amphitheater, as it has since day one, and will run from noon to 10pm all three days.

They are featuring 75 breweries and cideries this year, more than ever before, which means plenty of options to sample. In order to drink, you’ll need to purchase the mug and token package (souvenir mug plus five tasting tokens) for $20, although admission into the Brewfest itself is free.

You can view the beer list here, and the XTap (specialty!) here. Overall a pretty great lineup, so go through and plan out your must-tries (if you’re into that). Also it’s going to be plenty hot, so be sure stay hydrated with plenty of water throughout your day(s)!

And as a bonus—check out my article in the Bulletin’s GO! Magazine this week, on the Brewfest and some of the different styles to watch for!