The 5th annual Central Oregon Winter Beer Fest returns Dec. 9

GoodLife Brewing hosts the 5th annual Central Oregon Winter Beer Festival coming up on Saturday, December 9, featuring nearly all of the region’s breweries and cider makers pouring holiday- and winter-themed beers and ciders. These are some of my favorite types of beers coming out around a favorite time of year, and this fest is a lot of fun.

Here’s the press release:

GoodLife Brewing Company is hosting the 5th Annual Central Oregon Winter Beer Festival in the GoodLife Courtyard on Saturday, December 9th, 2017 from 2pm-9pm. Last years festival had 22 breweries involved and 700 attendees, and this year we are hoping to have all of the Central Oregon breweries, both new and old. This annual event is held the second Saturday in December at GoodLife Brewing, and we look forward to growing it in the years to come. We are happy to announce Bigfoot Beverages as our Title Sponsor again in 2017.

COWBF is a fundraiser for the Central Oregon Brewers Guild, COBG, which works to bring outside awareness to Central Oregon by focusing on our local craft beer culture, with a mission to drive tourism and commerce to Central Oregon, as well as surrounding Oregon communities. COBG is composed of people working at Central Oregon breweries and was formed to give Central Oregon beer a united voice.

GoodLife Brewing’s Owner/Operator, Ty Barnett, said “It’s a great feeling to know that our small city is producing some of the best beer in the NW, and how best to celebrate our growing beer culture than to get us all together and work to give Central Oregon beer a voice. Forming a Brewers Guild in our region opens up marketing possibilities that can directly impact Central Oregon. The more people that know what is happening in Central Oregon, the more people will visit and drive commerce to the city.”

COWBF is a showcase for seasonal and specialty beers brewed in celebration of the holiday season. Admission to COWBF will be $15.00 and attendees will receive a commemorative COWBF glass, as well as 5 drink tickets. Each additional ticket will cost $1.00. The festival will be in a heated tent, and there will be food carts available on site.

This should be taking place in the courtyard just outside of GoodLife—where the Century Center holds concerts—and will be tented. The current weather forecast is cold but partly sunny so it should be a good day for winter beers!

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