December 3rd - December 7th, 2014 | Pioneer Courthouse Square | Portland, Oregon

The 2014 Holiday Ale Festival.
Our gift to you.

The 19th Annual Holiday Ale Festival will be held Dec. 3rd - Dec. 7th, 2014. Imagine 50+ big, bold craft beers at one winter event. 'Tis the holiday season and beer lovers rejoice. We offer this humble gift... the gift of great beer... to the beer lovers of Portland and beyond. Come start your own holiday tradition.

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Fest Facts

50+ Incredible Brews created just for Winter Beer Lovers.

  • Many beers specially released just for the festival, including Old Saint Chongo, Cranberry de Table and HOLLA-Day Ale
  • At least 16 Limited Release Tappings
  • Vintage Belgian Bottles at the Exclusive Sunday Beer Brunch
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The Beers

Meet Angel, the 2013 Holiday Ale Festival Vintage Pin-Up.

In 2009, Holly brought us holiday cheer, in 2010 we fell head over heels for Eve, and in 2011, Noelle gave us an extra touch of class. Last year, we received the gift of two girls, Sugar & Spice. For 2013, our very own Angel has descended from the heavens in search of great winter beer.

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Meet Angel

The Mobile Edition of the Holiday Ale Festival website is online.

Get up-to-second updates on beer tappings and locations, find maps/directions, view daily hours of operation, buy tickets, get special hotel packages and more directly on your mobile phone.

The Holiday Ale Festival website will autodetect your mobile browser, and you can easily switch between the mobile and desktop versions using the links near the bottom of the homepage.

Mobile Edition

The Exclusive Sunday Beer Brunch... Lasting Memories.

  • Sunday, December 7th, 11am - 1pm, Upstairs Sky Bar - $TBD
  • At least 4 special draft beers not at the regular fest, plus multiple large format bottles.
  • Over 40 European-style delicacies, including pastries, cheeses, fruit, grilled croissant sandwiches and much more.
  • Tickets go on sale in November 2014.
Brunch Details
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Welcome to the 2014 Holiday Ale Festival!

The winter season holds many gifts for beer lovers in the form of big, bold ales designed to fend off the cold chill of a long winter's night. Each year, the Holiday Ale Festival annually gathers up dozens of these winter warmers for a joyous five-day celebration. As a result, this quintessential Portland event has earned a reputation as the premier winter beer tasting venue on the West Coast.

Held in the heart of downtown Portland, the Holiday Ale Festival keeps attendees warm and dry under a large clear top tent that covers Pioneer Courthouse Square while allowing for views of the city lights. Gas heaters create a cozy ambience under the boughs of one of the region's largest decorated Christmas trees.

More than 50 potent winter ales are featured at this year's event, all of which are created specifically to bring warmth and cheer to the holiday season. These aren't beers you'll find in the supermarket - our brewers have put together special recipes just for the Holiday Ale Festival. From Belgians and Barleywines to Stouts and Sours, these beers are rich, robust and full of complex flavors.

From December 3rd through December 7th, 2014, come hoist a pint and toast to the spirits of the season. We look forward to seeing you at the Holiday Ale Festival...Cheers!

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A Few Snapshots From the Festival