Homebrew champ to be announced Saturday

What do homemade ales and facial hair have in common? They're among the more popular things in Bend.

Why? Because Bend!

The two things converge at 6 p.m. Saturday at Silver Moon Brewing & Taproom, where the winner of the Battle of the Brews competition — held Oct. 18 — will be revealed. The nine finalists were Justin Hyser, Connor Currie, David Feldman, Troy Whiteid, Devin Steinert, Eric Plummer, Brad Nielsen, Ben Sala and Aaron Waterman.

The announcement will be made during another competition called One Beard to Rule them All, a hunt for the best real and fake beards in Bend. Festivities include live music by the Moon Mountain Ramblers, food and, of course, beer.

Silver Moon is located at 24 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend. Admission is free, and proceeds from the event go toward free screenings to prevent prostate cancer.

Contact: www.silvermoonbrewing.com.