Tetherow Resort in Bend hosts Brewery Smackdown Pairing Event

Tetherow Resort in Bend, OR is hosting their sixth annual Brewery Smackdown with four central Oregon staples on February 7th: Crux Fermentation Project, Silver Moon Brewing, Wild Ride Brewing and Boneyard Beer. The Tetherow Smackdown is a pairing throwdown where each brewer competes with the ultimate beer and food pairing.

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The event will take place in the Tetherow Event Pavilion starting at 5:30 p.m., and the competition begins at 6 p.m. Reigning champions, Crux Fermentation Project and Silver Moon Brewing are back, with newcomers Wild Ride Brewing and Boneyard Beer joining the competition.

“It’s no secret that Central Oregon has the most renowned breweries in the country,” said Meranda Baker, Director of Food & Beverage for Tetherow. “As we approach our sixth Brewery Smackdown, our team is super pumped by the opportunity to be creative and prepare interesting dishes to inspire the choices of the four competitors. This could be our best Brew Smackdown yet.”

Prior to the Brewery Smackdown, Tetherow chefs meet with brewers to sample the menu and select which beers pair best with each dish. Different this year, beers will not be announced prior to the event and some of the selections could be from never-before-released batches.

Each guest receives a dish prepared by Tetherow’s culinary team and two blind beer tasters. After each course, they select the beer that pairs best with the dish. Over the course of five rounds, it’s up to guests, brewers and distributors to crown a winner. Guests can expect to receive a welcome beer, delectable five-course meal and 10 generous pours from the competing breweries.

Learn more about the lineup or purchase tickets for $75 per person at: https://tinyurl.com/y7by9p39. With the purchase of a Brewery Smackdown ticket, guests get 20 percent off a one-night stay in The Lodges at Tetherow with promo code BREW2019.

About Tetherow Resort

Boasting magnificent views of the Cascade Range, Bend, Ore.’s Tetherow Resort is just minutes from Mt. Bachelor and countless outdoor adventures. With 50 hotel rooms at The Lodges, vacation rental homes, an event pavilion, Tetherow Sport, a year-round outdoor pool, Solomon’s restaurant and The Row pub, the resort was recently awarded the Tripadvisor Greenleader status and ranked top resort in the world by Booking.com. The property is also home to the region’s best golf, a 7,298-yard Scottish links-style David McLay Kidd-designed championship course. Tetherow was recently named as the #1 resort in Central Oregon by Condé Nast Traveler’s 2018 Readers Choice Award and was on Golf Digest’s list of “Top 100 Greatest Public Courses” for the second year in a row. Golf Digest’s travel editors also listed Tetherow as one of its “Top 40 U.S. Public Courses.” More information available by visiting www.tetherow.com.

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