Go East PDXers: Hit the Little Woody Festival by Bus
Barrels, barrels, barrels! The aptly named Little Woody Festival in Bend features beer aged in barrels on Friday and Saturday. This year, featured beers have been aged in six types of barrels: Brandy barrels, whiskey barrels, Pinot Noir barrels, Chardonnay barrels, French Oak barrels, and Syrah barrels. From Stouts and Baltic Porters to IPAs and Summer ales, brewers match their beers with the different flavors gained from the barrel aging process. A quick look at the amazing beer list renders me insanely jealous of those who live in Bend. But don't fret just yet Portlanders! BREWVANA Brewery Tours is coming to your rescue with a trip out to the Little Woody Festival this Saturday! From the official press release:
BREWVANA Brewery Tours is hosting a tour from Portland to Bend for beer lovers and connoisseurs alike for the Lil Woody Barrel Aged Beer and Whiskey Festival on Saturday, September 1st from 9 AM–midnight. For a full day of fun, tickets are $80 per person, and they include transportation both ways, admission to the fest, commemorative tasting glass, 10 drink tokens, beer journal and a pretzel necklace.
The Lil Woody celebrates the ancient brewing techniques of the past, when brewers aged their beer in oaken casks. Come taste beers adapted by American craft brewers who feature beers aged in wine, whiskey, and oak barrels, lending unique flavors that intensify the beer. The Little Woody Fest was created to commemorate one of Central Oregon’s cultural hallmarks – craft beers.
Hold on to your beer, because there’s a lineup of local musicians and comedy on the Little Woody Stage to keep you laughing and your toes tapping. From ukuleles and back porch style music to Celtic-Slavic punk rock, the Little Woody provides the perfect sounds to accompany some rockin’ good beer.
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