Sponsored Content Written by Beau Eastes The Bend Brewfest is boldly going where no brew festival in Central Oregon has ever gone before. For the first time in its hop-soaked history, the Bend Brewfest will pour more than 200 different beers and ciders, giving festivalgoers more options than ever at the three-day beer fest held at Bend’s Les Schwab Amphitheater, Aug. 10-12 of this year. “There’s just a huge amount of interest each year from breweries all around the region,” said Brewfest director Marney Smith, whose event drew nearly 40,000 people in 2016. Now in its fifteenth year, the Bend Brewfest will feature 85+ breweries, cider houses and winemakers, a record number of participants for Oregon’s largest craft brew celebration east of the Cascades. “It’s a really great mix of breweries you know and love along with those newer, upstart beer makers you’ve been dying to try,” Smith added….
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