The Little Woody is back, and what a difference a year makes! Here in Bend, OR we have more than our fair share of good beer. We have multiple GABF and World Beer Cup winners. We have breweries both large and small cranking out world-renowned beer. And now, in its second year, we have The Little Woody … a festival celebrating that mysterious art of layering flavors (wines, bourbons, coffees, spices, chocolates, vanillas, bacteria funk, oxidation) on top of flavors (wood) on top of beer! What more could you ask for in a specialized beer festival … all in our own little back yard.
Barrel aging takes resources, passion, and patience. Judging from some of the media I’ve been seeing, the brewers are doing a good job of bringing all that to our glasses. The number of breweries has increased in the past year, and the beers look more interesting as well. New this year is the addition of a bourbon tasting. Barrel Aged Beers and bourbon … c’mon. It’s like it’s my own personal fest!
Here are some links to learn more and get you excited for this weekend. See you there!
Also, BOR over at Bend Oregon Restaurants ended up doing a write up on the beers they’ll be pouring, so go check that out too.