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From our sponsors:
The 18th annual Holiday Ale Festival
December 4-8, 2013
Noon to 10 pm Wednesday
11 am to 10 pm Thursday through Saturday
11 am to 5 pm Sunday
$30 | 21+
More info: holidayale.com
Pioneer Courthouse Square
701 SW 6th Avenue, Portland, OR 97204
The popular event feature four-dozen big, bold ales designed to fend off the cold chill of a long winter night, plus another 16 special tappings throughout the week. From Belgians to barleywines, porters to winter warmers, and spiced ales to stouts, these beers have either been crafted or blended specifically for the event or are hard-to-fine vintages, underscoring the event’s reputation as one of finest gathering of winter beers anywhere in the nation.
Despite being held outdoors during one of the coldest months of the year, more than 17,000 festival attendees stay warm and dry over the five day festival under clear-topped tents that cover the venue. Gas heaters create a cozy ambiance beneath the boughs of the region’s largest decorated Christmas tree. In addition to beer tasting, the festival also features meet the brewer events, a root beer garden, food vendors, beer pairings with cupcakes & cheese, event merchandise and a coat and bag check that raises funds for the Children’s Cancer Association.
Beat the crowds, come on opening day:
- Fewer people
- Zero chance a beer will be sold out
- It’s opening day and you can feel the vibe from the staff, servers, city and the beers
- Friendly, knowledgeable beer geeks in attendance, not frat boys
- Chance to hit the rare beers and brag to your friends who cannot make it to the fest till Fri., Sat., Sun.