Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Your beer options at Fall Fest

They appear to be fairly limited. From what I see, Deschutes is the only option, and the only beers available that aren't their standard fare are Fresh Hop Mirror Pond, Hop Trip and Jubleale.

That's a perfectly good selection of beer, don't get me wrong. And I know Deschutes is a sponsor, and all. But it seems like Fall Fest is a perfect opportunity to get the beer community together and offer fall/Oktoberfest inspired beer, a la the Little Woody. I know there are a bazillion winter beers, but the fall beers are generally my favorite. And Fall Fest plays up the Oktoberfest theme, already. It just seems like a missed opportunity to me. Maybe someone just needs to steal my idea and put on an independent Oktoberfest beer festival in Bend.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Looking for something to do after Fall Fest?

Once the Fall Fest festivities wind down on Saturday night, there's a free show at Silver Moon starting at 10ish. It's Portland band The Beautiful Train Wrecks...one of their members is now a Bendite.

Anyway, instead of going home, being lame and sleeping off your hangover, go out and support a local-ish band.

Website, with some music you can listen too here.