The Holiday Ale Festival just released its beer and cider line up

Nov 20 2019, 11:33 am

The 24th annual Holiday Ale Festival just released its beer and cider lineup and it’s pretty darn exciting.

Considered to be one of the best winter lineup for beers and ciders in the nation, the festival first started in 1995 as the Winter Ale Festival before being christened as the Holiday Ale Festival in 1998.


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The festival will take place at Pioneer Courthouse Square inside clear-topped tents warmed by glowing gas heaters. The festival cosy and warm ambiance is complemented by Portland’s vibrant Christmas tree that stands as the centrepiece to this festive holiday event.


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Attendees can also check out drinks on the second level of the event called The Sky Bar, which will feature additional taps. The Holiday Ale Festival also has delicious food on-site, along with exciting festival merchandise.

While the Holiday Ale Festival doesn’t have any designated driver tickets available, Lyft has a designated drop off and pick up location on SW Broadway Street at Pioneer Courthouse Square.


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Check out their beer and cider lineup here:

  • 54-40 Brewing Co:¬†OH SNAP! (Winter¬†Warmer)
  • Anthem Cider: Holiday Honeycrisp¬†Delight (Semi-Dry Cider)
  • Backwoods Brewing Co:¬†Smoked Pecan¬†Pie Porter (Smoked Porter)
  • Bauman‚Äôs Cider: Nuts in Cider‚ÄĒI¬†Hardly Know ‚Äėer (Spiced Cider)
  • Bear Republic Brewing Co:¬†Mistletoe¬†Fetish (Multi-Barrel Blend)
  • Boneyard Beer: Dibble Dabble with a¬†Dubbel (Belgian-Style Dubbel)
  • Cascade Lakes Brewing Co:¬†Pure Dead¬†Brilliant (Maple Scotch Ale)
  • Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project: Spontaneous¬†Sunrise on Christmas Morning (Orange Sour Ale)
  • Crux Fermentation Project: Clearly¬†Confused (Blonde Stout)
  • Deep Space Brewing: Imperial Session¬†Stout (Stout)
  • Deluxe Brewing: Deluxe Old Ale (Barrel-Aged¬†Old Ale)
  • Depoe Bay Brewing: Dead Reckoning (Belgian¬†Trippel)
  • Deschutes Brewery: Fresh Squeezed Old¬†Fashioned (Imperial IPA)
  • Drakes Brewing: Santa’s Brass (Barrel-Aged¬†Barleywine)
  • Ecliptic Brewing: Pinot Noir¬†Barrel-Aged Ecliptic + Russian River Belgian-Style
  • Hoppy Golden Ale (Red Wine¬†Barrel-Aged Belgian-Style Hoppy Golden Ale)
  • Eel River Brewing Co:¬†Clear¬†Christmas (Hard Sparkling Water)
  • Everybody’s Brewing: Pinot Noir¬†Barrel-Aged Farmhouse Ale (Pinot Noir Barrel-Aged Farmhouse Ale)
  • Firestone Walker: Falling Snow (Norwegian¬†Farmhouse Ale)
  • Fort George Brewery: Made to Order (Bourbon¬†Barrel-Aged Imperial Coffee Stout)
  • Fortside Brewing Co:¬†Mullet of¬†Krampus (Mulled Begian Dubbel)
  • Fremont Brewing: Orange Freak (Blended¬†Barrel-Aged Winter Ale)
  • Gateway Brewing: Not Grandma‚Äôs¬†Cranberry Sauce (Winter Ale with Cranberries)
  • Gigantic: Stocking Stuffer (Marzipan¬†Citrus Golden)
  • Golden Valley Brewery: Straight to¬†the Noggin (Eggnog Milk Stout)
  • Hopworks Urban Brewery: Cookie¬†Pillager (Pastry Kveik)
  • MadCow Brewing Co:¬†Ol’ Saint Snick’s¬†Santa Doodle (Spiced Cream Ale)
  • McMenamins Edgefield Brewery: Lord of¬†Misrule 2019 (Barrel-Aged Samoa Milk Stout)
  • Montavilla Brew Works: Lupulin¬†Symphony (Imperial IPA)
  • Ninkasi Brewing: Golden Milk &¬†Cookies (Golden Milk Ale)
  • Oakshire Brewing: Nui Nui Tiki Sour (American¬†Sour Ale)
  • Pear UP: Cranpeary Salted Caramel (Perry)
  • Pelican Brewing: Old Fashioned at Sea¬†(Dark Strong Ale)
  • pFriem Family Brewers: Tropical IPA (IPA)
  • Portland Cider Co:¬†Royal Blackberry¬†(Fruit Imperial Cider)
  • Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider: Oatmeal¬†Cookie Abbey Spice (Cider)
  • Rogue Ales: Whiskey Barrel-Aged¬†Double Chocolate Stout (Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout)
  • Stickmen Brewing Co:¬†It’s¬†Gingerbrett, Man (Winter Seasonal)
  • StormBreaker Brewing: Pretty Fly for¬†a Chai Guy (Chai Spiced Winter Warmer)
  • Stoup Brewing: Tropical Blizzard (Hazy¬†Double IPA)
  • Sunriver Brewing Co:¬†Shiver Me¬†Timbers! (Caribbean-Style Export Stout)
  • Three Mugs Brewing Co:¬†Mrs. Claus’s¬†Gingerbread Desire (White Chocolate Gingerbread Ale)
  • Threshold Brewing & Blending: Grandma’s¬†Loaded (Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout Blend)
  • Trap Door Brewing: Nut Tree (Candied¬†Nut Imperial Porter)
  • Upright Brewing: Sherry Barrel Stock¬†Ale (Stock Ale)
  • Victor-23 Craft Brewery: Dan Cooper’s¬†Confession (Churro Sweet Stout)
  • Von Ebert Brewing: Oma’s Dessert¬†Lager (Dark Lager)
  • West Coast Grocery Co: It’s the¬†Holiday Saison (Chardonay Barrel-Aged Saison)
  • Wolf Tree Brewery: Donker Boom (Belgian¬†Dark Strong)


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Holiday Ale Festival 2019

When: December 4 to December 8
Time: Wednesday to Saturday, 11 am to 9 pm; Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm
Where: Pioneer Courthouse Square — 701 SW Sixth Avenue, Portland
Admission: General admission at the door costs $40. Advanced general admission and VIP tickets available online

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