Bend, OR - Deschutes let us know that they will be hosting their second annual "Little Woody Festival". Those you unfamiliar, this unique festival centers around barrel aged (using wood chips, wood spirals, wood barrels, etc.) beers, wine and spirits; hosted by the portable bar Woody.
The finest in bourbon and barrel-aged beers from some of the Northwest’s most popular breweries will be featured at the two-day Little Woody Festival in beautiful Bend, Oregon. Originally created to celebrate one of the region’s cultural hallmarks – craft beer – this unique event provides a rare opportunity for visitors to enjoy beers aged in wine barrels, whiskey barrels and oak barrels, a process which uniquely flavors and intensifies the beer. This year’s festival will also feature regional bourbons.
Admission is $6 and includes a souvenir tasting glass (with tasting packages available) with a portion of the proceeds, benefiting the Deschutes Historical Society.
For more information visit the Festival website, or head down to the Des Chutes Historical Museum in downtown Bend, Oregon.
Located in beautiful Bend, Oregon, Deschutes Brewery is in the business of daring people to expect more from their beer. That's why we started off in 1988, on the banks of the Deschutes River here in Bend, Oregon, by selling Black Butte Porter at a time when others were sure a dark beer would never catch on. Our brewers love to push the envelope, especially if it makes someone nervous. But for us, the highest praise is a raised glass and a toast of "Bravely Done!" For more information about Deschutes Brewery and its courageously crafted beers, please visit www.DeschutesBrewery.com.
Why Des Chutes?
The name Deschutes originated when French explorers referred to the riviere des chutes, meaning the river of the falls. They were referring to the falls where the Deschutes River empties into the Columbia River. The name was applied to early post offices and eventually simplified into the modern deschutes.
Since 1980, the Des Chutes Historical Museum has been located in the historic Reid School, located at 129 NW Idaho, Bend, Oregon.
The Museum abounds with history and relics of the past lives of Deschutes County. Explore life along the obsidian routes with the native people who passed along the Deschtues river and fur trapping with early explorers; see the logging and railroad barons racing to settle the last open spaces amidst the Ponderosa Pines forests; meet the pioneers of Deschutes County who settled along the river and raised their children, grew their crops or started businesses and prospered. Explore this and more inside Reid School, itself a historic landmark for Deschutes County.
Continuing your adventure through the Museum, you may also find yourself inside the research library checking out historical photographs of the area, mulling through the gift store for reference materials and gifts.
Planning a visit? Click on the events page to see upcoming events and get involved with the history of Deschutes County. There is truly something for everyone. [more] –source, Deschutes Historical Society