November 30th - December 4th, 2016 | 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 2016 Sunday Beer Brunch

The 2016 Holiday Ale Festival Sunday Beer Brunch will take place Sunday, December 4th from 11am to 1pm in the upstairs Sky Bar tent. You must have your printed ticket (your PayPal receipt), photo-identification matching the name on the ticket and be 21+ to enter this event.

The 2016 Sunday Beer Brunch Tickets will be $75 and will go on sale in late September (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. Below is a sampling of the menu items and beers from 2015. Brunch menu items and beers are subject to change.

A Special Greeting

You will be greeted at check-in with a warm Off the Waffle Liege-style Belgian waffle to help take off the chill. Avec Les Bons Voeux, Brasserie Dupont's imperial saison, will be immediately pouring at the draft station to complement the sweet caramalized sugars in the waffle.

The European Style Brunch Menu

  • Warm Ham & Cheese and Turkey & Cheese Petite Croque Monsieurs
  • Petite Quiche Lorraine (plus Vegetarian option)
  • 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)
  • Dark Stout Ganache Macarons
  • 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

  • Bear Republic Brewing Co.

    Bear Republic Brewing Co.
    Do You Want To Build A Snowman? (2014) [Draft]

    Barrel-Aged Golden BlendABV: 6.8% • IBUs: 20
    With brewers as excited as kids building a snowman after winter's first blizzard, this collaboration blend with Holiday Ale Festival's Preston Weesner pulls in four different barrels from the cellar, including Cuvee de Bubba, Pinot Noir re-fermented Kolsch, Tequila Barrel Aged El Oso Lager and Demolition Derby.

    Cloverdale, CA BeerAdvocate RateBeer

  • Block 15 Brewing Co.

    Block 15 Brewing Co.
    Framboise White [Draft]

    Belgian-Style White AleABV: 8.0%
    A Belgian style white ale open fermented with a special blend of Belgian yeast, lactobacillus and brettanomyces. Matured three seasons in chardonnay barrels with organic golden raspberries from Denison farm.

    Corvallis, OR

  • Brasserie Dupont

    Brasserie Dupont
    Avec Les Bons Voeux (2014) [Draft]

    SaisonABV: 9.5%
    Translation: "With the best wishes of the Brewery Dupont". This is their Christmas beer, a Christmas Saision if you will. The effervescence brings forth a lemony nose with hints of clove, banana and pepper. Its malty richness stays on the tongue until the next sip. This very complex, yet extremely drinkable "winter saison" comes across at 9.5%.

    Leuze-Pipaix, Belgium BeerAdvocate RateBeer

  • Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg

    Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
    Samichlaus (2006) [3L (Double Magnum)]

    DoppelbockABV: 14.0%
    Samichlaus Bier is brewed only once a year on December 6th and is aged for 10 months before bottling. Samichlaus is one of the rarest specialty beers in the world, ideal for aging, and older vintages become more complex with a creamy, warming finish.

    Vorchdorf, Austria BeerAdvocate RateBeer

    3L Double-Magnum! This beer was cellar aged for 9 years and will certainly have mellowed with age as vintages become more complex with a creamy warming finish.

    - Holiday Ale Festival Staff
  • Finnriver Farm & Cidery

    Finnriver Farm & Cidery
    Stone & Pome Cider (2014) [Draft]

    Barrel-Aged Plum & Peach CiderABV: 6.5%
    A bright, dry contemporary cider made with Washington organic apples, aged for six months in Bourbon barrels from Fremont Brewery and then blended with organic plums and peaches from Pipitone Farms in Rock Island, WA for a sensation of soft ripe fruit and a velvety peach texture. The plum and peach sweetness that fills the nose is elevated to holiday status with a touch of vanilla, calling out the natural vanillin of the oak barrels.

    Chimacum, WA

  • Great Divide Brewing

    Great Divide Brewing
    Espresso Oak-Aged Yeti (2008) [Draft]

    Barrel-Aged Imperial StoutABV: 9.5% • IBUs: 75
    A generous infusion of local Denver espresso adds yet another layer of complexity to this beer, combining with the vanilla oak character, intense roasted maltiness and bold hop profile to create a whole new breed of mythical creature.

    Denver, CO BeerAdvocate RateBeer

    This one is from the deepest recesses of the cellar. We would expect some of the Espresso notes to have subsided and for huge milk and dark chocolate notes to be almost overpowering. Looks like you won't have to choose between a beer or an Espresso to start the day!

    - Holiday Ale Festival Staff
  • St. Bernardus Brouwerij

    St. Bernardus Brouwerij
    Abt 12 (2010) [6L (Methusaleh)]

    Belgian AleABV: 10.5%
    The absolute top quality in the hierarchy of the St. Bernardus beers. It is also the beer with the highest alcohol content (10.50 %). A dark ivory colored beer with a high fermentation. The show piece of the brewery. Thanks to its soft and unconditionally genuine aroma, the beer can be smoothly tasted. The Abt has a very fruity flavor.

    Watou, Belgium BeerAdvocate RateBeer

    6L Methusaleh! Originally brewed for the Westvleteren Monastery after WWII this beer uses the original yeast and is basically the original Westvletern 12. This Classic Belgian quad can have flavors of candy, fruit and light spice notes when fresh. Courtesy of this mellowing through aging, it should have more caramel and candy notes.

    - Holiday Ale Festival Staff
  • 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 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

    La Fin du Monde (2007) [6L (Methusaleh)]

    Triple-Style Golden AleABV: 9.0% • IBUs: 19
    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

    6L Methusaleh!

    - Holiday Ale Festival Staff