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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 2023 Little Woody will also feature a tasting of small-batch American rye whiskeys and bourbons from regional favorites, live music and local food vendors.


Additional drink tokens can be purchased at the event for $1. Samples range from 2-6 tokens.

  • $20 – The Gnomaste

    Includes tasting glass and entry into festival with no tokens.

  • $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.

  • $40 – 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. $45 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 our for what will be on tap in 2023!

Whiskey Tent

Friday @ 4pm - Woodinville VIP Presentation

Let us be your guide through a world of whiskeys at this very special VIP presentation by Woodinville Whiskey – Take a virtual trip from its origins in Scotland to the frontier fields of Central Washington. Let us be your guide through the rich caramel finish of Woodinville Bourbon and Rye. Sample the subtle notes of smoke and citrus of Ardbeg Scotch before taking a trip to the Speyside region of Scotland to encounter the eight single malts that tie Copper Dog Blended Scotch together.

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

Woodinville Straight Bourbon Whiskey

This truly small-batch bourbon starts with traditionally grown corn, rye and malted barley. All of our staple grains are cultivated exclusively for us on the Omlin Family farm in Quincy, Washington. The grains are mashed, distilled, and barreled in our Woodinville® distillery, then trucked back over the Cascade Mountains to our private barrel houses, where Central Washington’s extreme temperature cycles promote the extraction of natural flavors from the oak. Prior to being coopered, the barrel wood is seasoned in open air, rain, wind, sun, and snow for eighteen months, softening the wood’s harsh tannins. The barrels are then slowly toasted and heavily charred to further enrich the wood’s desirable flavors. This meticulous process yields a truly hand-crafted spirit with aromas of crème brûlée and spice cabinet, as well as notes of rich caramel, dark chocolate, and vanilla bean on the palate with a sweet, lingering finish.

Woodinville Straight Rye Whiskey

This 100% rye starts with pure, traditionally-grown rye cultivated exclusively for us on the Omlin family farm in Quincy, Washington. The grain is mashed, distilled & barreled in our Woodinville distillery – then trucked back over the Cascade Mountains to our private barrel houses, where Central Washington’s extreme temperature cycles promote the extraction of natural flavors from the oak. Prior to being coopered, the barrel wood is seasoned in open air, rain, wind, sun and snow for eighteen months softening the wood’s harsh tannins. They are then slowly toasted and heavily charred to further enrich the wood’s desirable flavors. The result of this meticulous process yields a truly hand-crafted whiskey with aromas of cinnamon, clove, and fruit leather, and notes of caramel, wood spice, and honey on the palate with a long, memorable finish that will leave you anticipating your next sip.

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.

Belle Meade Bourbon

The high-rye blend of Belle Meade was designed to make it a versatile Bourbon.  It shines whether served neat, with a splash, or on the rocks but it’s also outstanding in a well-made cocktail. The high rye content and 90.4 bottling proof helps Belle Meade Bourbon to stand up to mixers that often mask other Bourbons, thus making it the perfect Bourbon for your favorite classic or craft cocktail creation.

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.

Back for 2023! Exclusive Whiskey Sampling Sessions

Head down to the whiskey tent during select times to sample this unique selection of spirits. Samples are only available during specific time slots or until the bottle is empty! Full schedule coming soon!

Friday Night

Spending up to 18 months finishing in Caribbean rum casks, the taste profile of our finished rye whiskey is genuinely unique and worthy of Master Distiller Lincoln Henderson’s legacy.

The mingling of raw, spicy and earthy rye with the mellow sweetness of rum finishing creates an incomparably smooth and drinkable whiskey.

Basil Hayden 10 Year Old Bourbon features the same high-rye bourbon recipe that Basil Hayden fans know and love, but the whiskey is aged in barrels longer to create another layer of complexity and deeper flavor.

The result of the extra aging is a distinct whiskey with big oak aromas along with hints of char and vanilla. Basil Hayden trademark spice shines through as the perfect complement to the caramel sweetness and wood flavors, making the whiskey a memorable one for fans and newcomers alike.

Serving neat or on-the-rocks allows the sweet caramel and vanilla notes that develop from 10 years in a newly charred American Oak barrel to shine, complementing the spicy flavors typical to Basil Hayden high-rye mashbill. This whiskey is light enough to examine on the palette without the burn associated with higher-proof whiskeys.

Aged in charred American white oak, select Bulleit Bourbon barrels were set aside to age for 10 years. The result is a special expression of Bulleit that provides a rich, deep, incredibly smooth sipping experience.

Deep russet in color, rich oaky aromas. Consistently smooth taste with vanilla, dried fruit, and a long, smoky finish.

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.

Saturday Night

You’ll want to savor the taste of this premium Single Barrel again and again. It’s complex, full-bodied and surprisingly smooth with a delicate, long finish that’s unbelievably mellow. Drink straight up or on the rocks.

High West Double Rye Barrel Select Whiskey is a distinctive, limited-release, barrel-finished version of High West whiskey in hand-numbered whiskey bottles. Specially selected batches of Double Rye aged whiskey are finished in second-use barrels for an additional period of time, ranging from six months to two years, before being bottled.

Finishing barrels for this High West whiskey vary from rum or bourbon casks to brandy, gin, scotch, and a variety of wine casks, including Madeira. This secondary barrel-aging process adds a sophisticated layer of complexity and depth of flavor to an American whiskey already known for delicious spice flavors of cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg balanced with the richness of woody vanilla and subtly sweet caramel flavor.

Our distillers handpick exceptional barrels to be enjoyed in their full, unblended glory.

Deep and complex flavors of vanilla, nuts and oak. Long and full; perfect for easygoing sipping.

Every fingerprint is unique. The same is true for every barrel of bourbon. Old Forester Single Barrel has bottles from one individual barrel, so there is no other bourbon exactly like it.

Old Forester Single Barrel is crafted using the time-honored methods established over 140 years ago. Depending on the whiskey barrel selected and the angel’s share lost to evaporation during aging the barrel, each Old Forester Single Barrel selection should produce between 200 to 240 750ml bottles of bourbon.

Looking for something different? Wine is now available in the whiskey tent!

Cabernet Sauvignon

Explore our Cabernet Sauvignon – California grown with smooth notes of red cherry, rich blackberry and toasted oak on the finish. APPELLATION | California ALCOHOL | 12.5% By Vol RS | 7.0 g/L

Pinot Grigio

Explore our Pinot Grigio ­– California grown with notes of bright citrus, ripe pear, and lemon zest. Crisp acidity balances a smooth mouthfeel.
APPELLATION | California ALCOHOL | 11% By Vol RS | 9.5 g/L

Live Music

Check out our 2023 lineup!

Friday, September 1



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


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


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


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


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


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.


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.

2023 Little Woody T-Shirt | $25

T-shirt included with The Big Woody ticket. 

The Little Woody Hoodie | $48


Best Western Premier Peppertree Inn at Bend will surprise and delight you with the best of the Premier brand. From daily breakfast available and free WiFi to our own restaurant in-house, we’ve got all the essentials you love. Best of all, our convenient location in Bend, OR puts you close to the majestic Mount Bachelor and Oregon State University’s new Cascades campus.


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!

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