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The Fermentation Celebration is a one-day beer festival and craft beer walk on June 8 in the Old Mill District—with hop filled tastings of Bend’s numerous local breweries. Enjoy many, many tasty beers, cider and kombucha and live music. Drink packages will be sold at the Ticket Mill the day of the event.

Fermentation Celebration

The 6th Annual Fermentation Celebration takes place on Thursday, June 8 from 4-10pm. It’s your chance to drink up some fine beverages, not to mention some spectacular live music playing throughout the evening. The Caledonian Pipe Band will kick off the event.

We’ll have 30 local breweries and cideries pouring a selection of seasonal, debut, low production and fan favorite beers and ciders! Drink packages will be sold at the Ticket Mill the day of the event ($20 for a 5.5 ounce glass and 9 drink tickets).

Pouring locations in Center Plaza by Gap, the plazas by Strictly Organic Coffee Co. and Vanilla Urban Threads and the Hot Pond Loop by Flatbread Neapolitan Pizzeria. Outdoor food vendors (located on the hot pond loop near Wheel Fun Rentals) serving up variety of delicious food. Wine lovers be sure to stop in Naked Winery or Va Paino Vineyards Tasting Room in the Old Mill District.

Live music schedule:

4 – 4:20pm Deschutes Caledonian Pipe Band
4:45 – 6:15pm Corner Gospel Explosion – Rock n Roll
6:45 – 8:15pm JuJu Eyeball – Beatles cover band
8:30-10pm Kinzel & Hyde – Blues, Cajun, Roots & Swing

Print the Map and Beer Descriptions (available closer to the event) with tasting locations and descriptions, live music schedule and more.

Entry to the event is free; however, to participate you’ll purchase a tasting package that includes a 5.5 oz. glass and drink tickets. You can buy your tasting package starting at 10am when the Ticket Mill opens, but you’ll need to return anytime after 4pm to to have your id checked and get an over 21 bracelet.

The Fermentation Celebration is a family and pet-friendly event, but remember, it is centered around beer. (Sales end at 9pm and Taps close at 10pm).

Share your pictures and experiences during the event on social media

Our Twitter accounts include @oldmilldistrict, @bendbrewfest and @bendconcerts. We’ll be using the hashtag #FC17 when sharing anything related to this year’s event.

On Facebook/Old Mill District, Facebook/bendbrewfest, Facebook/lesschwabamphitheater.

On Instagram we’ll be active @oldmilldistrict.

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