Holiday Ale Festival

Wednesday, December 03, 2008 - Sunday, December 07, 2008 -
Pioneer Courthouse Square
701 SW Sixth Ave
Portland, OR, USA 97204


The only beer festival in the Northwest to be held outdoors in the dark, cold and often wet month of December, the Holiday Ale Festival is truly distinctive. Despite chilly temperatures and often-inclement weather outside, attendees stay warm and dry under a large tent that covers the venue. Gas heaters create a cozy ambience under the boughs of one of the regionís largest decorated Christmas trees.

Thirty six + potent winter ales are featured at the event, all of which are created specifically to bring warmth and cheer to the holiday season. The beers are rich, robust and full of complex flavors. They range from Imperial IPAs, Belgians and Barley Wines to Winter Warmers, Scotch Ales and Stouts. Many have been seasoned with spices, and enhanced dry hopping or extended aging in barrels.

Free admission into the venue!!

Admission into the venue is free. To taste beer, the purchase of an initial $20 tasting package is required, which includes a souvenir mug and 10 beer tickets. It takes four tickets for a full mug of beer, or one ticket for a taste. Additional beer tickets can be purchased for $1 apiece.

Wednesday: 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Thursday, Friday & Saturday: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday: 11a.m. to 7 p.m.

21 and over only per OLCC

Alcohol service will stop 30 minutes prior to closing each night.


Contact Info

Preston Weesner


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