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We are thankful for BEER! Thanksgiving weekend in Bend Oregon

Update:  The event is the Bend Ale Trail Beer Tour that we will be doing on Friday and Saturday night November 29th and 30th. The more the merrier, I hope many people come.

There are also house and car sharing opportunities, that are not part of the beer event per se.

While we are willing to help facilitate getting people together with housing or people that need rides together with people that have empty seats in their cars we can't guarantee that everyone will get space in either; these are only tangentially connected to the event.

House Share: One house is full but there may be enough interest to consider getting another one if anyone is interested in organizing it. Otherwise There is a hotel close to The Ale Trail that that some members will be staying at if they don't get the second house that seems to be a decent price with pretty good reviews. http://www.yelp.com/biz/motel-west-bend

 

Car Share: As of now there are car share opportunities available but there is also Amtrak and they have an airport

 

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Bend Oregon has 11 breweries within walking distance of each other and we can't think of a better place to spend a long weekend.

 

Not all of the details have been worked out but they will go something like this.

 

Wednesday:

We will be driving from the city and will likely stop along the way for the night. We have a couple of towns with breweries in mind but which one we stop at depends on how bad traffic is; there's a small chance that we may power through.

If interested in the carpool let us know.

 

 

Thursday:

Arrive at our houses or hotels depending on what you've arranged, some of us will likely be staying here but there are other options

 

There is a skiing dimension to this trip if you are interested

http://www.meetup.com/Bay-Area-Skiing-and-Snowboarding/events/144525032/

 

People that are interested in participating can join us for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner; This will not likely be a pot luck situation and the price of the food will be divided among the people eating it.

If we aren't too tired from the drive and the big dinner we will look for any beer venues open on Thanksgiving or might just have a little party wherever we are staying.

 

Friday:

Daytime: Skiers will ski and everyone else will do whatever they feel like. I'll probably sleep in and soak in the hot tub.

Nighttime: We will start the Bend Ale Trail Beer Tour

 

Saturday:

Daytime: Skiers will ski and everyone else will do whatever they feel like. I'll probably sleep in and look for something cultural or maybe hike.

Nighttime: We will continue the Bend Ale Trail Beer Tour

 

Sunday:

We will drive home

 

This is just an outline of the plan; I will update as the details emerge.

 

Please let us know if you are interested in the carpool, or the house share. If enough people want to stay at the hotel we may be able to work out a deal!

 

Show Bend who we are by stocking up on BABS T-shirts!

 

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  • Tom

    I had a great time this weekend! This was the perfect Thanksgiving experience! We have already decided that we are going to do this again next year but I don't want to wait a whole year to go back so maybe we can organize a summer trip as well. Thank you to everyone who came along!

    December 2, 2013

  • Tom

    Thanks everyone! This was a fun weekend and considering everything it was exactly like a big family thanksgiving.

    December 1, 2013

  • Tom

    We will likely get an early start today, I'll update here

    November 30, 2013

    • Angelika M.

      We are at Mcmenamins

      November 30, 2013

    • Angelika M.

      Want to hike mill district loop. Please post when y'all want to go

      November 30, 2013

  • Alison J.

    I'd love to go for a hike!

    November 29, 2013

  • Maureen Z.

    We are at deschutes, doug and i are estimg so we dont get too drunk :-)

    November 29, 2013

    • Gareth M.

      Estimg? It may be too late

      2 · November 29, 2013

  • Tom

    I will update our progress here.

    November 29, 2013

  • Alison J.

    I'll be arriving late tomorrow, so I'll try to catch up with the group wherever you are when I get there. Looking forward to it!

    1 · November 28, 2013

    • Rene

      That was Tom liking that comment. Not that I don't like it, too. :-)

      November 28, 2013

    • Tom

      I have no idea what Rene is talking about

      November 29, 2013

  • Tom

    We made it, we are at the house

    1 · November 28, 2013

  • Michael P

    Tom, I will see you this weekend! My dad lives in Bend and I'll be visiting him for Thanksgiving. Looking forward to Bend Beer scene!

    November 24, 2013

  • Tom

    Does anyone know how to make mashed potatoes?

    November 20, 2013

  • Tom

    There may be enough interest in a house share if anyone wants to organize it.

    November 20, 2013

  • Angelika M.

    I've never been but would be happy to do some research into locations for a hike. Any ideas/thoughts?

    November 17, 2013

  • Maureen Z.

    Yes!!

    November 6, 2013

  • Mar

    I'm so glad this coincides with my trip to Eugene, where I will be having dinner with my family!

    1 · October 9, 2013

  • Julia

    God bless America, this trip is awesome! I've made the pilgrimage to Bend and it's de-lovely. I'd like to give a shout out to Dunsmuir Brewery Works. They had great beer and awesome food, so you should check it out. Also make sure you swing by Crux Fermentation Project. They weren't on the Ale Trail when we went, but they ended up being one of my faves.

    October 8, 2013

    • Tom

      Crux is on it now

      1 · October 9, 2013

  • Rene

    I was hoping to go someplace warm, but a beer crawl always sounds attractive. And I've never been to Oregon, so for now, a maybe. Also assuming I can get Friday off.

    1 · October 8, 2013

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