The Pine Tavern Restaurant and Bar in Bend will host their first annual PT80 Beerfest Challenge on September 29 at 2:30 p.m. The event will launch their 80th birthday celebration with a beer garden, food, judging and a people’s choice award for the best IPA 2016.
Sixteen Central Oregon breweries will be competing for the best IPA and judged by local celebrities and beer fans. The aim of the competition is to select a winning beer and brewery and celebrate and recognize the craft beer industry in Bend. In addition the Pine Tavern Restaurant and Bar will serve the award winning beer known as PT80, as its signature beer for the year 2016.
The competition will highlight the submitted beers for tasting and a panel of judges will deliver an independent, neutral and expert verdict on the craft beers. This bestows a high level of recognition upon the participation in the competition thereby giving recognition to the craft brew industry in Bend, the prize-winning product, and their producers.
In addition to the competition, the Pine Tavern will host a beer garden on the patio where the participating breweries will serve beer samples to the public. Tastings will be available for $10 which includes a souvenir pint glass and five tasting tokens. Event proceeds will benefit The Humane Society of Central Oregon.
About Pine Tavern
Built in 1936, the Pine Tavern is not only one of Bend Oregon’s best restaurants, but it’s a tradition for locals and tourists alike. The restaurant is designed with unique characteristics that appeal to everyone, including the giant Ponderosa pine tree growing in the middle of the dining area and cozy nooks. Located in the heart of Downtown along Mirror Pond, the warm and friendly atmosphere and service is very welcoming. Not to mention, the hallmark hot scones served with honey butter and locally sourced produce, meats and ingredients.