December 4th - December 8th, 2019 | Pioneer Courthouse Square | Portland, Oregon

This exclusive limited-availability event features at least four special Belgian-style beers that are not available at the regular festival, vintage large format bottles and an incredible European-style brunch.

Sunday Beer Brunch

The 2019 Sunday Beer Brunch

The 2019 Holiday Ale Festival Sunday Beer Brunch will take place Sunday, December 8th from 11am to 1pm in the upstairs Sky Bar tent. You must have your printed/electronic Sunday Beer Brunch ticket, photo-identification matching the name on the ticket and be 21+ to enter this event.

Sunday Brunch Tickets are Now On Sale! Buy Now! CLICK HERE!!

  • The Sunday Brunch is separate event from the main festival and requires a separate ticket purchase.
  • Per above, Advance General Admission/VIP tickets do not include access to the Sunday Brunch event.
  • When tickets are available for purchase, a link to purchase will be on this page, and when the event sells out, that will be expressly noted on this page.
  • Your Brunch admission provides for General Admission access to the main festival upon the Brunch's conclusion; it does not give you entry into the main festival prior to the conclusion of the Sunday Brunch event, nor does it provide VIP access. You will need to pass through security to enter the main festival after the Sunday Brunch event.
  • You will be issued an event glass that can be used at the main festival after the Sunday Brunch has concluded, and any issued Sunday Brunch beer tickets you have remaining may be used for beers at the main festival (additional beer tickets are available for purchase at the main festival).

The brunch features a European-style menu and an incredible beer lineup. Brunch menu items and beers are subject to change.

Below is a sampling of the menu items from 2018!

The European Style Brunch Menu

  • Warm Ham & Cheese or Turkey & Cheese Croissants
  • Petite Quiche Lorraine
  • Petite Gougere (a savory puff pastry ball of eclair dough, baked with Emmental cheese, herbs and spice)
  • A variety of local cheeses, including a special selection from Willamette Valley Cheese Co.
  • A selection of cured artisan salamis
  • Petite Pain Au Chocolat (a heavenly puff pastry with a small ribbon of chocolate baked inside)
  • Chouquettes (a puff pastry ball sprinkled with rock sugar)
  • Petite Chausson aux Pommes (a French applesauce turnover)
  • Mini raspberry croissants
  • Hard boiled eggs
  • Yogurt bar with fresh fruit
  • Locally-produced granola with dried fruits
  • A hand carved fresh fruit platter
  • Fresh orange juice and strong black coffee will also be served

The Exclusive Sunday Beer Brunch Beers


  • Block 15 Brewing Co.

    Block 15 Brewing Co.
    Snozzberry (2017) [Draft]

    Specialty Ale
    Matured in French oak barrels with freshly pick Snozzberries for five hundred days, three hours, and 15 seconds. This is an eccentric beer, at time showing notes of peach and strawberry, at other times mango and raspberry, sometimes farmhouse and blackberry, but always snozzberry.

    Corvallis, OR block15.com

  • Brasserie Dubuisson

    Brasserie Dubuisson
    Scaldis Noel (2008) [Draft]

    Belgian/French AleABV: 13.0%
    This 13% Belgian Golden Strong Ale / Barley Wine is a huge holiday beer from Brasserie Dubuisson. It's has a classic caramel malt and holiday spice aroma, with marzipan, caramels and subtle peach note flavors that will have aged and transformed into plum, dates and deep caramels, with a lingering cognac warming finish that will play off the pastries nicely.

    Leuze-Pipaix, Belgium br-dubuisson.com BeerAdvocate RateBeer

    The version has cellared for over 10 years and heat will have mellowed and caramel and candy notes will stand out.

    - Holiday Ale Festival Staff
  • Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen

    Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
    Cuvee Armand & Gaston (2017) [1.5L (Magnum)]

    Gueuze
    A blend of one-, two-, and three-year old traditional lambics. Spontaneous fermentation, patient maturation in oak barrels, and continued evolution in the bottle result in a distinctively complex beer. No two bottlings are alike, as there are multiple variables in the blending process, a variety of barrel sizes and shapes, differences in aged lambic proportions, etc.This particular geuze is blended from lambics aged on 4 different barrels, originating from wort of 8 different brews.

    3fonteinen.be

  • Brouwerij De Brabandere

    Brouwerij De Brabandere
    Petrus Aged Pale (Single Foeder) (2016) [6L (Methusaleh)]

    Fouder-Aged Pale SourABV: 7.3%
    Petrus Aged Pale is a 100% beer from our foeders. Michael Jackson, the beer hunter, chose the name in the late 1990s - and he was the first to sell this beer in his beer clubs. Today, it is still the reference for sour beers in the US. Petrus Aged Pale has won multiple gold medals in beer competitions worldwide. Moreover, ever since the start of the brewery, the beer has been used as a blending-beer with other beers to give them fresh, slightly sour flavors and aromas. Its champagne-like essence is undeniably recognizable.

    Bavikhove petrussourbeer.com/en

    In this rare opportunity, we have the chance to enjoy a 6L Methusaleh from a single fouder.

    - Holiday Ale Festival Staff
  • Great Notion Brewing

    Great Notion Brewing
    Momo [Draft]

    IPA
    A Southern Hemisphere hazy IPA double dry-hopped exclusively with Motueka.

    Portland, OR greatnotionpdx.com

    Who needs orange juice when you can have Momo!

    - Holiday Ale Festival Staff
  • Holiday Ale Festival

    Holiday Ale Festival
    Mystery Sour [6L (Methusaleh)]

    Sour AleABV: 10.0%
    This will be a surprise for all of us and we can't want to see that the bottle has to offer for us all!

    Portland, OR holidayale.com

  • The Ale Apothecary

    The Ale Apothecary
    Fantabosco Farmhouse [Draft]

    Farmhouse
    This one off (cask) beer is a low ABV farmhouse ale fermented with Ale Apothecary's house culture. Expect a light graininess, mild tartness and estery contributions from the yeast.

    Bend, OR thealeapothecary.com