What's Happening

The Little Woody Barrel-Aged Beer, Cider & Whiskey Festival celebrates craft barrel-aged beer, cider and whiskey from across the Northwest. The Little Woody takes place on the lawn of the Deschutes Historical Museum at 129 Northwest Idaho Ave. in downtown Bend, Oregon.

To commemorate one of Central Oregon’s hallmarks—craft beer—and lend a nod to the historic techniques used by brewers with oaken casks, The Little Woody features small-batch beers aged in wood barrels by top Northwest breweries. 

The 2024 Little Woody will also feature a tasting of small-batch American rye whiskeys and bourbons from regional favorites, live music and local food vendors.

Pricing

Additional drink tokens can be purchased at the event for $2. Samples range from 2-6 tokens.

  • $20 – The Gnomaste

    Includes tasting glass and 4 tokens. $25 at the gate. Perfect for someone who just wants one sample.

  • $25 – The Gnomie Homie

    Includes tasting glass and 8 tokens. $30 at the gate.

  • $30 – Go Big or Go Gnome

    Includes tasting glass and 12 tokens. $35 at the gate.

  • $35 – Bad to the Gnome

    Includes tasting glass and 16 tokens. $40 at the gate.

  • $50 – VIP: The Big Woody

    Includes tasting glass, 10 tokens and Little Woody T-shirt. All Big Woody ticket holders will get early access to the event on Friday night. $55 at the gate.

Join us at the Bend Beer Run!

In addition to your four Beer Run beer stops along the route – your Beer Run registration now includes free entry into The Little Woody festival.

Sip your beer while listening to live music, play some games or stay and enjoy some barrel-aged brews.

Beer, Cider & Wine!

We have over 15 local and regional breweries joining this year with a selection of cider and wine! Read more about each by clicking the logo below and keep an eye out for what will be on tap in 2024!

Whiskey Tent

Friday @ 4pm - George Dickel VIP Presentation

Let us be your guide through a world of whiskeys at this very special VIP presentation – During this unique experience, you will have the opportunity to sample a number of George Dickel whiskies from the sweet vanilla of the classic George Dickel Bourbon to the subtle notes of dried fruit, pecan and maple syrup Dickel other varieties while learning about the distilling process at the world-renowned Cascade Hollow Distillery.

Early entry is for VIP ticket holders only! Seating is limited so please don’t be late.

George Dickel Bourbon

This Kentucky Bourbon boasts sweet initial notes of vanilla leading into bright hints of cherry and orange before being balanced by almond toffee and oak. Tasting notes: Sweet Vanilla leading into bright hints of Cherry and Orange.

George Dickel Rye

Our rye whiskey is one of the only ryes finished in the chilled charcoal-mellowed style that has made George Dickel whiskeys distinct. The spicy but exceptional smooth finish makes it a great choice in classic cocktails like The Old Fashioned and Manhattan. Tasting notes: Fruit, Clove and Cinnamon notes maintain upon first taste and then finish with a long, composed spiciness.

George Dickel Bottled in Bond

At its core, the award-winning George Dickel Bottled in Bond series is rooted in transparency and authenticity, providing whiskey fans a chance to experience the style most known for the traits found at Cascade Hollow Distilling Co. Tasting notes: Pecan, Maple Syrup and Dried Apple.

Blade and Bow Bourbon

An homage to the legendary Stitzel-Weller distillery, Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey uses a unique Solera System aging process to preserve some of the distillery’s oldest whiskey from stocks, including some of the last bourbon produced there before it closed in 1992. Tasting notes: Hints of Dried Apricot, Ripe Pear, and Sweet Roasted Grain. Finish notes of Charred Oak and Warm Winter Spices

Monkey Shoulder Blended Scotch Whisky

Monkey Shoulder is born of one of the oldest whisky making Scottish families in the world, William Grant & Sons. Still family owned today, William Grant & Sons has been distilling the finest Scotch whiskies since 1887. Smooth and fruity, Monkey Shoulder is the perfect introduction to Scotch. Richness and vibrancy combine with fruity aromas and mellow vanilla notes making it perfect for mixing or to be enjoyed neat if you prefer. Multi award winning, honored by industry and bar professionals alike.

Bib & Tucker Small Batch Bourbon

Like the turn of the century that inspired it, boldness and refinement come together to create a bourbon that’s meant to be raised in celebration. Aged for a minimum of 6 years in new American white oak barrels to produce unparalleled smoothness. This harmony makes it easy to enjoy from the front of the mouth to the back. Worthy of any occasion, you pick the moment and this award-winning small batch bourbon will make it.

Crater Lake Rye Whiskey

A true American rye whiskey, Crater Lake Rye revives the tradition of pre-prohibition small town family brands. Distilled from 100% rye grain then aged in American Oak to a rich honey color, this classic spirit starts smooth with notes of creamy toffee and vanilla, followed by peppery spices and a soft oak character.

Oregon Spirit Distillers Straight American Wheat Whiskey

This Straight American Wheat Whiskey is born from winter wheat grown in the heart of Oregon, and finished with touches of rye and malted barley, to create a balanced homage to our beautiful state’s most abundant crop.

Crater Lake Black Butte Whiskey 5 year

This American malt whiskey is distilled from Black Butte Porter wash and aged five years in new #4 American oak barrels. The result is a whiskey like no other. Each sip starts with tasting notes of toffee and caramel, hitting the middle palate with dark malt and rich chocolate flavors. Finally, the finish offers wonderful notes of tobacco, leather, and lingering oak. Given its dual origins, Black Butte Whiskey deserves a special place in the liquor cabinet. This is a collaboration of masters who’ve created a liquid intended to be timeless in taste and appreciation. It’s a sipper, not a shooter. An inspiration in a bottle.

Limited Availability Selections

Back by popular demand. Head down to the whiskey tent to sample this unique selection of spirits. Samples of these unique spirits will cost more tokens but will only be available while supplies last.

Eagle Rare 10 Year Bourbon

Eagle Rare Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is masterfully crafted and carefully aged for no less than ten years. The rareness of this great breed of bourbon is evident in its complex aroma, as well as the smooth and lingering taste. Eagle Rare is a bourbon that lives up to its name with its lofty, distinctive taste experience. 

E.H. Taylor, Jr. Small Batch Bourbon

As founding father of the bourbon industry, Colonel Edmund Haynes Taylor, Jr. left an indelible legacy. His dedication to distilling began at the close of the Civil War when he purchased O.F C. Distillery. There, he developed innovative techniques that are still in use today. Made by hand, this Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey has been aged inside century old warehouses constructed by E.H. Taylor, Jr.  Barrels are evaluated and selected to create a perfect blend of distinctive character that is like no other. This bourbon is a true sipping bourbon that honors the uncompromising legacy of E.H. Taylor, Jr. 

I.W. Harper 15 Year Bourbon

Offering a richness of taste and history only the I.W. Harper brand can provide, I.W. Harper 15 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is a refined bourbon, perfect for life’s special moments. Sweeter up front with grain and corn immediately apparent, our aged whiskey then moves into notes of oak, raisin, caramel, spice and vanilla. The finish leaves a long and lasting mouthfeel perfect for sipping over conversation with adult friends and family. A premium-quality bourbon, it is best served on the rocks. 

Four Roses Single Barrel Bourbon, Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Four Roses Single Barrel is a high-rye Bourbon made up of the OBSV recipe and hand selected by our Master Distiller – one barrel at a time – based on maturation and taste. Complex flavor revealed through a simple process. 

Knob Creek 12 Year Bourbon

Full proof for full flavor. An honest Pre-Prohibition style bourbon. Kentucky- Aged for 12 years in white American oak casks. Features bold and spicy overtones, leathered fruits, vanilla and caramelized wood flavors with a warm smoky char finish.

Blanton's Single Barrel Bourbon

Single Barrel Bourbon started with Blanton’s in 1984. Nearing retirement, Master Distiller Elmer T. Lee was tasked with creating a bourbon of exceptionally high quality. With careful reflection, he recalled the earlier days of his career in the late 1940s when he worked under Colonel Albert B. Blanton. Colonel Blanton was the president of the distillery until 1952. Mr. Lee remembered that when Colonel Blanton would entertain dignitaries and other important guests he would handpick “honey barrels” from the center cut of Warehouse H and have that bourbon bottled one barrel at a time. As a tribute to Colonel Blanton’s old tradition, Elmer T. Lee decided to name this new bourbon “Blanton’s Single Barrel”. 

Classic Whiskey Cocktails in the Whiskey Tent

Sip on classic whiskey cocktails at the Whiskey Tent! From refreshing to invigorating, enjoy these simply crafted libations featuring your choice of one of the above whiskeys. Cocktails will be available at the whiskey tent for 8 tokens.

Whiskey Sour

Indulge in the timeless elegance of a Whiskey Sour, where the smooth notes of premium whiskey intertwine with the tanginess of citrus.

Whiskey Smash

Immerse yourself in the invigorating blend of muddled fresh mint leaves and the richness and depth of fine whiskey with the Whiskey Smash.

Live Music

Check out our 2023 lineup! New music coming soon for 2024.

Friday, September 1

Faisal

5-6:30pm

Faisal Abu-Nawwas grew up in the PNW and has been playing shows across the Portland and Washington the last decade as a solo artist and lead vocalist for I Do Declare. Faisal’s deep, rich and powerful vocals is the first thing you notice when he takes the stage.

G Bots & The Journeymen Duo

7-8pm

G Bots & The Journeymen Duo consist of long time members and friends Greg Botsford on guitar/loops/vocals and Justin LeBart on bass/vocals. Expect to hear G Bots classics as well as tasty covers. 

The Rusty Frets

8:30-10pm

The Rusty Frets are a brand new 4 piece reggae band out of Central Oregon. They are a culmination of 4 people who love reggae, and just playing music in general. Dylan (drums) and Tyler (Guitar) started by co writing dubs, and decided it was time to put a band together. Darcy (bass) and Matt (vocals) came along shortly after, and now the 4 piece are working on brand new music that they will debut in summer / fall of 2023! 

Saturday, September 2

Spencer Marlyn

5-6:30pm

Spencer Marlyn is a Bend, OR, based singer/songwriter. Formerly the lead guitarist and vocalist for the groove, funk and rock three-piece band Des Munks, Spencer has since branched off into a solo career playing acoustic funk, reggae, bluegrass, and blues. Featuring a variety of guitar effects and loops, his genre-hopping shows are sure to grab your attention and hold it.

Bob Baker & Mark Barringer

7-8pm

Bob Baker: Violin - Bob grew up as a classically trained violinist but his musical heart swayed to the rock, pop, blues and americana sounds of his time. He received his bachelor’s degree in violin from Whitman College and upon graduation returned to Portland to perform and create music in the Pacific Northwest. His roots go back to the music of the 60’s 70’s and 80’s, and his rock violin incorporates the precise sound of the classics with the soulfulness of the rhythm and blues. Bob now resides in Sisters Oregon.

Stu Kinzel & Friends

8:30-10pm

The legendary Stu Kinzel will take you on a tour of blues that will blow your mind! Stu is a regular on the northwest festival circuit including over 18 performances at the Waterfront Blues festival and a recipient  of the Muddy Awards Hall of Fame with the Cascade Blues Association. Enjoy an evening of  Delta Blues, Cajun, Gulf Coast, Classic Country, Jazz, Folk, Roots and Swing music.

The Big Token Growler Fill

Fell in love with one of our limited edition, barrel-aged brews? Don’t dismay gnomies. Purchase the Big Token and fill a growler (or two!) with the remaining brews.

On Saturday from 9:30-10pm attendees who have bought The Big Token will be allowed to fill a growler of their choice from the remaining beer available on tap. Why let all of the great tasting beer go to waste?

Be a Gnomie Homie — buy The Big Token.

*Growlers cannot be consumed on the premises. For take home only.

Merch

We gnome you want one! All merchandise is available for purchase at The Little Woody merchandise tent at the start of the festival.

Check out the 2023 Little Woody tasting glass. 2024 design coming soon!

2024 Little Woody T-Shirt | $25

T-shirt included with The Big Woody ticket. 

More options this year!

Lodging

Come experience Bend, Oregon’s newest and most rustic-modern boutique hotel, just steps from the Oregon State University Campus. With thoughtful amenities, contemporary design, and superior customer service, the Hotel Peppertree Bend, BW Premier Collection is an absolute standout among other area hotels. Our brand new property features free Wi-Fi, 24-hour fitness center, a whirlpool, a full service business center, flex space, and easy access to top attractions.

NEW FOR 2024! Costume Contest

We want to see beards, hats, over-alls—perhaps even a wooden pipe. Your costume has to be COMPLETE, gnomies—a hat alone won’t cut it (even if it’s a really sweet hat). We have FREE drink tokens for gnomes in costume!

NEW this year – join us for very gnomie costume contest! Saturday at 4pm – show off your gnome duds and win prizes!

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