Wednesday, Dec. 4th
11:00am - 10:00pm
Held in the heart of downtown Portland, the Holiday Ale Festival keeps attendees warm and dry under a large clear top tent 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.
On this page, you'll find the FestFacts, which include location/maps, admission/costs, designated driver information and hours of operation for the 2013 Holiday Ale Festival.
As always, the Holiday Ale Festival is taking place in the heart of downtown Portland at Pioneer Courthouse Square. For those not familiar with downtown Portland, the address and a map link are below:
Pioneer Courthouse Square
701 SW Sixth Ave
Portland, Oregon 97204
Directly on the MAX transit line!
The Festival also includes on-site food, festival merchandise and more!
Click the map for a larger full-color version.
** NO OUTSIDE FOOD IS PERMITTED AT THE EVENT **
*FREE* re-admission into the Festival all 5 days with wristband and current year's mug.
To enter and taste beers, the purchase of an initial tasting package is required. The package includes a souvenir mug, 10 beer tickets and costs $30 at the door (CASH ONLY).
Additional beer tickets can be purchased for $1 each. Previous years' mugs cannot be used and will not be filled; however, current year mugs can be reused on subsequent visits within the same yearly festival.
The 2013 Advance VIP and GA ticket packages are sold out. Standard GA ticket are avilable at the door for $30.
A "taster" size pour of beer (4oz) requires one ticket (a few limited release and special tapping beers require two tickets). A full mug of beer (14oz) requires four tickets (some limited release and special tappings may not be available in full mug pours, or may be double tickets).
The festival stops selling beer tickets 1/2 hour prior to the posted closure time.
This is a 21+ event: no minors are allowed, including infants. No pets are permitted (except ADA).
Designated drivers in a party of two or more may purchase a Designated Driver entry for $5 (at the door only) and receive free non-alcoholic sodas courtesy of Crater Lake Sodas, or bottled water for the duration of their stay; however, designated drivers are NOT allowed to drink ANY alcohol, not even a taste. If you drink any alcohol, you AND your entire party will be escorted from the event premises immediately. Again, designated driver tickets are only sold at the door (no advance tickets).