Something’s brewing at Suttle Lake


Last updated 2/21/2023 at Noon

The Suttle Lodge Winter Beer Festival is on tap this weekend. PHOTO PROVIDED

The Fourth Annual Suttle Lodge Winter Beer Festival is on tap for Friday, February 24 - Sunday, February 26, noon to 5 p.m. each day, on the shores of Suttle Lake.

This Bavarian-inspired outdoor festival offers a full weekend of fun under the pines of the Deschutes National Forest with 25-plus craft breweries, food, live music, and cozy winter lodge vibes, all benefiting CASA, which supports children.

Suttle Lodge’s six rustic cabins will be transformed into mini-pubs serving seasonal and limited-release craft beers from 35 Oregon breweries, plus food, live music, VIP special reserve tastings, and more. It’s an outdoor celebration of seasonal beers, fresh mountain air, and the magic of winter in Central Oregon, all benefiting children in need in Central Oregon.

Single-day and weekend pass tickets are available with general admission and VIP options, ranging from $50 to $160 per person. Designated drivers and kids have free entry, and well-behaved dogs are also welcome. Tickets are available at

“We’re excited to share new releases from some of our favorite Oregon breweries, revel by the warmth of the fires, enjoy the music of the Suttle Lodge house band, and meet new beer-loving friends,” says Donald Kenney of The Suttle Lodge & Boathouse. “There’s something magical about the crisp forest air in the wintertime.”

This year’s participating breweries include: Ale Apothecary, Bale Breaker Brewing Company, Bauman’s Century Farm Cider, Bend Cider Co., Boneyard Brewing, Boss Rambler Beer Club, Breakside Brewery, Buoy Beer Co., Crux, Deschutes Brewery, Double Mountain Brewery & Cidery, Everybody’s Brewing, GoodLife Brewing Company, Heater Allen Brewing, Hopworks Urban Brewery, Level Beer, Ninkasi Brewing Company, pFriem Family Brewers, Stickmen Brewing Company, Sunriver Brewing Company, Von Ebert Brewing, Wayfinder Beer, Wild Ride Brewing, Wolves & People Farmhouse Brewery, and Xicha Brewing Co. VIP Liquor Partners: William Grant & Sons and Brown-Forman.

A portion of the proceeds from the 2023 Suttle Lodge Winter Beer Festival will be donated to CASA of Central Oregon, a nonprofit organization that recruits, trains, and supports volunteers who advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the court system. CASA volunteers work within the courts in collaboration with key agencies, legal counsel, and community resources to ensure that every child in foster care in Central Oregon can transition into a safe and permanent home.


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