The Big Woody Barrel Aged Beer & Whiskey Festival

Beer & Whiskey in Portland!
Fri, Jan 17 - Sat, Jan 18
4 pm - 11 pm
Leftbank Annex
101 N Weidler
Portland, OR
The inaugural Big Woody celebrates craft beer during the Northwest’s most prestigious wood-age beer festival January 17 and 18, 2014 at the Leftbank Annex in Portland, OR.

The Big Woody will gather the best breweries from across the West to showcase craft wood-aged beers. Brews will be judged by experts and sampled by beer lovers. Food complimentary to wood-aged beer and whiskey will be available at the event. Get your tickets for either Friday or Saturday night from 4pm-11pm

The Big Woody was inspired by the Little Woody beer festival in Bend, which has drawn thousands to Central Oregon in the name of specialty wood-aged beers for the past five years. Beer was originally created and aged in wooden barrels, a traditional technique the Big Woody celebrates. Wood-aging beer gives the brew a deeper, more complex character with a higher alcohol content.

Top breweries from across the West will be debuting specially produced beers during the Big Woody. The only rule is that beers must be aged in wooden barrels. Past Little Woody festivals have seen beers aged in Kentucky bourbon barrels to pinot noir barrels, creating beers including sours, Belgian-style ales and classic Northwest IPAs.

Entry to the festival is $40 and includes 20 tasting tokens and a commemorative snifter glass. Space is limited and tickets are only good for the evening purchased. Get tickets by clicking the "ticket" link above. Cheers!