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The Little Woody
September 4 @ 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The barrel-aged beer, cider and whiskey festival is back and returns to the grounds of the Deschutes Historical Museum Friday, September 3 and
Saturday, September 4, with all its merrymaking of times past; specialty brews, axe throwing, live music, local food vendors, and, of course, gnomes.
What is the Little Woody you ask? Each Labor Day weekend since 2009, this favorite fete celebrates craft barrel-aged beer and cider from across the Northwest. Using the historic technique of brewing in aged wood barrels, brewmasters feature small-batch beers resonating with flavors of vanilla,
tobacco, and stone fruit. Over the past decade, the event has grown to
include cider and whiskey tasting.
Infuse this historic fermentation with the historic local landmark, Reid School, and you have yourself an epic outing. The stone building, now home to the Deschutes Historical Museum, is not just a pretty backdrop to this party; it is also the event’s beneficiary. Admission to the museum is free and
participants are encouraged to explore the stories of Deschutes County on display. Check out the museum’s newest exhibit, Quarantine, Quinine and Moonshine: Medical Stories from the Archives. Volunteers are on hand to
answer questions, share the local history, and sign up new members.
For more information and to purchase tickets to the event, visit The Little Woody website: thelittlewoody.com.