November 30th - December 4th, 2016 | Pioneer Courthouse Square | Portland, Oregon

The 2016 Holiday Ale Festival.
Our gift to you.

The 21st Annual Holiday Ale Festival has arrived, running Nov. 30th - Dec. 4th, 2016. 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.
Entry $ - Free Re-Entry All 5 Days.

Fest Facts
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
The Beers
The Beers

The Exclusive Sunday Beer Brunch...

  • Sunday, December 4th, 11am - 1pm, Upstairs Sky Bar - $75
  • 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.
  • The Sunday Brunch is SOLD OUT!!
Brunch Details
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Welcome to the 2016 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 November 30th through December 4th, 2016, 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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Cheers to Our Sponsors!


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A Few Snapshots From the Festival

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