50 Breweries from the Region at Bend Brewfest

More than 125 beers are waiting to be enjoyed at Les Schwab Amphitheater August 16-18; in partnership with OSU Cascades, proceeds will benefit Neighbor Impact and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Oregon .

The Old Mill District will once again host the popular Bend Brewfest, now in its ninth year, August 16-18 at the Les Schwab Amphitheater. Fifty-one breweries will attend and pour more than 125 delicious brews for attendees to sample over the course of the three-day festival. The Brewfest runs from 3-11pm. Thursday and Friday, noon to 11pm on Saturday (children and pets are welcome until 7pm). Admission is free, and those who wish to taste the beers may purchase a collectible 2012 Bend Brewfest mug and beer tokens at $10.  

“Coming off the heels of our highly successful Fermentation Celebration earlier this month, we can really see the economic impact that craft beer has had on our region,” said Noelle Fredland, marketing director for the Old Mill District. “Bend Brewfest is one of our favorite events here in the Old Mill District, and we’ve seen it grow in scope and popularity each and every year. We are thrilled to have a fantastic lineup of breweries participating in this year’s event.”  

In addition to all of the local breweries, such as Deschutes Brewery and Crux Fermentation Project, the Bend Brewfest will welcome out-of-town craft-brewers from the western United States. From small to large, each brewery will be bringing their own special creations ranging from popular IPAs to creative hard ciders. A complete list of breweries and beverages can be found on the festival website at www.bendbrewfest.com/brews.html.  

Proceeds from the event will support Neighbor Impact- established to serve and speak out for economically disadvantaged people in Central Oregon and Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Central Oregon, which helps children in our community develop positive relationships with mentors.

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