December 4th - December 8th, 2019 | Pioneer Courthouse Square | Portland, Oregon
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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 2018 Sunday Beer Brunch

The 2018 Holiday Ale Festival Sunday Beer Brunch will take place Sunday, December 2nd 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.

The 2018 Sunday Beer Brunch Tickets will be $80 and will go on sale in mid-November (follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates).

  • 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.

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

The 2018 Sunday Brunch bottle selections have been made and are listed below. The draft selections will be announced shortly.


  • Brouwerij De Brabandere

    Brouwerij De Brabandere
    Petrus Aged Pale (Single Foeder #204) (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 the single fouder #204.

    - Holiday Ale Festival Staff
  • Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

    Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
    Duvel Golden Ale (2014) [1.5L (Magnum)]

    Belgian Strong Golden AleABV: 8.5%
    Duvel's surprisingly high alcohol content, huge, creamy head, delicate effervescence and silky smooth mouth feel is what distinguishes it from other Belgian beers. With its subtly bitter bite and delicate aroma, Duvel holds a unique position within the rich Belgian beer tradition. After bottling, the beer continues to ferment for a fortnight in the warm cellars of the brewery. Finally, the beer is chilled for 6 weeks in the cold cellars.

    Breendonk-Puurs duvel.be BeerAdvocate RateBeer

  • Holiday Ale Festival

    Holiday Ale Festival
    Mystery Sour (2008) [9L (Salmanazar)]

    Sour BlendABV: 10.0%
    A one of a kind blend that you do not want to miss out on.

    Portland, OR holidayale.com

  • St. Feuillien

    St. Feuillien
    Triple (2009) [9L (Salmanazar)]

    Strong Belgian-Style TripelABV: 8.5%
    This beer has a white, smooth and very compact head. Its pale amber color is very characteristic revealing a distinctive maltiness. It has a rich aroma with a unique combination of aromatic hops, spices and the typical fruity bouquet of Belgian-style fermentation. Secondary fermentation in the bottle gives it a unique aroma due to the presence of yeast.

    Le Roeulx, Belgium st-feuillien.com BeerAdvocate RateBeer

    9L Salmanazar! This benchmark-style Belgian triple bottle has been cellar-aged for 6 years, elevating this beer above its peers. The hallmark maltiness has given way to a crisp refreshing dryness that lingers on the palate, while the champagne like bubbles carry the hop aroma throughout the beer ending with a soft dry floral note. This is a great opportunity for the group to share a beer.

    - Holiday Ale Festival Staff
  • Unibroue

    Unibroue
    La Fin du Monde [6L (Methusaleh)]

    Triple-Style Golden AleABV: 9.0%
    To this date, La Fin du Monde has earned more medals and awards, including some of the world's highest honors, than any other Canadian beer. It is mildly yeasty with a complex palate of malt, fruit and spice notes followed by a smooth, dry finish. Its nose has a floral bouquet, with aromas of honey, spice and coriander.

    Chambly, QC unibroue.com

    6L Methusaleh! La Fin du Monde was developed through 18 months of research on a unique strain of yeast originating from Europe. It is brewed in honor of the intrepid European explorers who believed they had reached the *end of the world* when they discovered North America, 'the new world'. This triple-style olden ale recreates the style of beer originally developed in the Middle Ages by trappist monks for special occasions and as such it was the first of its kind to be brewed in North America.

    - Holiday Ale Festival Staff