The first Bend Ale Festival, Saturday, Nov. 12

The very first Bend Ale Festival is taking place this Saturday, November 12, in NorthWest Crossing. It’s taking place in conjunction with the Bend Ale Run, a half-marathon that kicks off that morning. The Bend Ale Fest runs from 11am to 9pm, with a listed 20 breweries pouring at least two beers each. From the press release:

All Hail the Ale at the inaugural Bend Ale Festival and Bend Ale Run in Bend, OR on November 12, 2016! Join us in Bend’s Northwest Crossing Neighborhood to sample some of the region’s best beers during this one-day celebration. Attendees will have the opportunity to sample more than 40 beers from 20 breweries. Runners can also join the Bend Ale Run half marathon and 10K. The Bend Ale Run finishes at the Ale Festival, the perfect spot for thirsty runners to celebrate.

Ale Festival attendees can purchase tokens and tasting packages at the door. Early registration for the half-marathon and 10K is encouraged. To register for the race, click here.

All ages are welcome at the festival. You must be 21 or older to taste the ale. Sorry, no pets allowed.

Date: Nov. 12, 2016
Hours: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: NW Crossing

Cost at the door: $10 at the door for a tasting glass, $20 for a tasting package, includes glass and 10 tokens. Additional tokens: $5 for 4 tokens. Tastes: 1 token for a 4oz taste

The breweries they have listed are:

  • 10 Barrel
  • Atlas Cider
  • Bend Brewing
  • Boneyard Beer
  • Bridge 99
  • Cascade Lakes
  • Craft Kitchen & Brewery
  • Crux Fermentation Project
  • Deschutes Brewery
  • Full Sail
  • GoodLife
  • Immersion
  • Monkless Belgian Ales
  • North Rim
  • RiverBend
  • Shade Tree
  • Silver Moon
  • Wild Ride
  • Worthy

You can also follow along on Facebook here.