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

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.

Limited Release Beers

2019 Limited Release Beers

The Limited Release Beers are special vintage beers for which there is a very limited supply. These beers typically require additional tickets for a taster, with a select few also offered as full glass pours of varying ticket cost. To help ensure as many people as possible get a fair chance of trying at least one of these beers, we stagger their tapping throughout each day of the fest (Wednesday through Friday only).

TBD - To Be Determined • MPLT - More Pouring Later Today • GTHT - Gone Today, Here Tomorrow • OUT - Sold Out

All Limited Release Beers are double tickets unless noted (onsite); some are tasters only. Beers are subject to change. Limited Release and Lounge beers will be announced as "pop-up" tappings in real-time both here and on our social media feeds.

    Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 @ 11:00 AM


    NOTE: While we expect to tap these at the specified time, there may be a delay as these will tap once the previous limited release beer at the specified location runs out.
  • Coalition Brewing Co.

    Coalition Brewing Co.
    Hawaii 503

    Fruited IPA
    Hawaiian inspired IPA w/ coconut, passion fruit, and mango.

       Beer Location: OUT

    Portland, OR coalitionbrewing.com

  • Deschutes Brewery

    Deschutes Brewery
    Barrel-Aged Super Jubel

    Winter AleABV: 10.4% • IBUs: 55
    Affectionately referred to as "Super Jubel", this is an imperial take on our festive winter ale. Notes of toasted caramel, raisins, dates and figs are complemented by spicy and herbal hop aromas. Aged on Tempranillo Wine Barrels from Southern Oregon Award winning winery Abecela.

       Beer Location: OUT

    Bend, OR deschutesbrewery.com

  • Drake's Brewing Co.

    Drake's Brewing Co.
    Vin-Drakonic (2018)

    Wild Imperial Stout Fermented w/ Grenache GrapesABV: 11.0%
    The brewers at Drake's have taken their high gravity imperial stout, fermented it on Grenache grape skins, and aged it in Zinfandel barrels for eight months, which turned this malty monster into a completely new creature. The final blend has a pronounced raspberry/grape fruitiness with a pleasant dark chocolate and tobacco-like malt profile. The beer also gained a pleasant tartness from wild fermentation; the final product walks the line somewhere between a glass of wine, an imperial stout, and a Flemish red.

       Beer Location: 2

    San Leandro, CA drinkdrakes.com

  • Lompoc Brewing

    Lompoc Brewing
    Barrel-Aged Benny Appleseed (2017)

    Barrel-Aged Apple Beer
    This is a barrel-aged version of the Granny Smith apple beer Ben Flerchinger made.

       Beer Location: OUT

    Portland, OR lompocbrewing.com

  • Pear UP

    Pear UP
    Hazlenut Pear Cocoa

    Hazlenut Cocoa Perry
    Perry that tastes like chocolate pear with hints of vanilla.

       Beer Location: OUT

    East Wenatchee, WA pearupcider.com

  • Stone Brewing Co.

    Stone Brewing Co.
    Espresso Imperial Russian Stout (2013)

    Espresso Russian Imperial StoutABV: 11.0%
    Like the classic version, this Odd Year edition was brewed in the authentic, historical style of an imperial Russian stout, but with the addition of several hundred pounds of espresso beans from our friends at Ryan Bros. Coffee. Layers of flavor and complexity augment an already enigmatic brew, leaving this darkly delicious libation positively brimming with deep, rich espresso flavors that meld beautifully with the roasty bitterness of the dark malts.

       Beer Location: OUT

    Escondido, CA stonebrew.com

  • Stone Brewing Co.

    Stone Brewing Co.
    Imperial Russian Stout (2013)

    Russian Imperial StoutABV: 10.5%
    So thick, rich and, well, sinful, you might worry that you'll be doomed to the fiery pits just for thinking about a sip. Rest assured, however, that even though this seemingly pernicious brew is indeed as black as sin, it's guaranteed that no actual sin was committed in making it...you'll have to add that on your own. This massive and intensely aromatic beer abounds with notes of chocolate, coffee, black currants, anise and roastiness, and its heavy palate is nothing to be trifled with.

       Beer Location: OUT

    Escondido, CA stonebrew.com



  • Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 @ 3:00 PM


    NOTE: While we expect to tap these at the specified time, there may be a delay as these will tap once the previous limited release beer at the specified location runs out.
  • Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

    Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
    Napa Parabola

    Wine Barrel-Aged Imperial StoutABV: 11.3% • IBUs: 61
    This variant edition of the famed Parabola imperial stout was matured in retired red wine barrels from one of Napa Valley's most prestigious cult wineries. The result is a singular beer that marries intense wine berry flavors of premium Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot with Parabola's own signature notes of dark fruit, tobacco and chewy roasted malts - all resulting in an unforgettable sensory experience.

       Beer Location: OUT

    Paso Robles, CA firestonebeer.com

    Come meet reps from Firestone Walker at this special meet-and-greet event!

    - Holiday Ale Festival Staff
  • Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

    Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
    Scotch Parabola (2017)

    Scotch Barrel-Aged Imperial StoutABV: 11.5%
    Parabola imperial stout matured for three months in Single malt Scotch barrels from the Distillery Ardbeg. This distillery is located in the Islay Region of Scotland, which is known to produce some of the world's best high peat Scotch. If you love Islay high peat scotch then you are in for a treat and if you are not then take at least three sips to allow you palate to adjust to these intense, yet balanced flavors before passing your glass and we promise you will not be disappointed.

       Beer Location: OUT

    Paso Robles, CA firestonebeer.com

  • Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

    Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
    Violet Underground

    Fruited Wild AleABV: 5.5%
    An avant-garde wild ale made with golden raspberries and candied violet petals. Partially fermented with native yeasts shared by our friends at Wild Beer Co. in Somerset County, England, it results in a cross-Atlantic wild ale that pushes the sensory envelope. Offering pronounded raspberry aromas, lively cidery flavors and a sugesstion of botanical confection, it all converges into a dry, mouthwatering finish.

       Beer Location: OUT

    Paso Robles, CA firestonebeer.com

  • Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

    Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
    Lil' Opal (2016)

    Brett'd SaisonABV: 6.1% • IBUs: 11
    Lil Opal is a brett'd saison released in the spring to celebrate the vernal season. Aged over one year in French and American oak, Lil Opal's maturation time expresses the beer's oak signature, refines the spicy, fruity and earthy yeast notes, and refreshes the palate with a soft light acidity.

       Beer Location: OUT

    Paso Robles, CA firestonebeer.com

  • Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

    Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
    Los Lenadores

    Wood-Aged Imperial Brown AleABV: 11.6%
    An imperial brown ale aged in high rye bourbon barrels and infused with African and Brazilian hardwood spirals. Los Lenadores was conceived by brewmasters Wayne Wambles and Matt Brynildson to commemorate the 2019 Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest.

       Beer Location: OUT

    Paso Robles, CA firestonebeer.com

  • Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

    Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
    Parabola (2009)

    Russian Imperial StoutABV: 13.0% • IBUs: 50
    Parabola is a beer of darkness and immensity, a barrel-aged beast that is routinely ranked as one of the top beers in the world. This Russian imperial oatmeal stout is aged for a full year in Heaven Hill barrels, developing flavors of rich, chewy roasted malts, charred oak and bourbony vanilla. Parabola bares its teeth with its impenetrable black hue and soaring alcohol, yet its bite remains refined with a silky, balanced finish.

       Beer Location: OUT

    Paso Robles, CA firestonebeer.com

  • Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

    Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
    Parabola (2012)

    Russian Imperial StoutABV: 13.0% • IBUs: 82
    One of our most aggressive and sought-after offerings. Bold bourbon, tobacco and espresso aromas and a hint of American oak greet the nose. Rich, chewy roasted malts, charred oak and bourbon-like vanilla fill the palate and create a seamless finish. A remarkably complex brew that offers a transcendental drinking experience - enjoy with good company.

       Beer Location: OUT

    Paso Robles, CA firestonebeer.com

  • Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

    Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
    Anniversary XIV (2010)

    Strong Ale BlendABV: 12.5%
    The blend consists of: 31% Double Double Barrel Ale, 29% Sticky Monkey, 27% Parabola, 7% Velvet Merkin, 3% Good Foot, 3% Black Xantus.

       Beer Location: OUT

    Paso Robles, CA firestonebeer.com



  • Friday, December 6th, 2019 @ 11:00 AM


    NOTE: While we expect to tap these at the specified time, there may be a delay as these will tap once the previous limited release beer at the specified location runs out.
  • Bauman's Cider Co.

    Bauman's Cider Co.
    Bourbon Vanilla Cider


    Aged on vanilla beans in bourbon barrels.

       Beer Location: OUT

    Gervais, OR baumanscider.com



  • Friday, December 6th, 2019 @ 3:00 PM


    NOTE: While we expect to tap these at the specified time, there may be a delay as these will tap once the previous limited release beer at the specified location runs out.
  • Fremont Brewing Co.

    Fremont Brewing Co.
    Coffee Cinnamon B-Bomb (2015)

    Barrel-Aged Spiced Winter AleABV: 14.0%
    This special barrel-aged edition adds cold brew coffee and cinnamon bark to complement the bourbon, oak, cacao, leather, toffee, and dark coffee notes achieved from its extended barrel aging and barrel blending. Each barrel contributes a different note, and combining each barrel to create a coherent tone is a distinct art and true pleasure. Please do enjoy this unique barrel-aged ale today but know that Coffee Cinnamon B-Bomb will age gracefully for years to come.

       Beer Location: OUT

    Seattle, WA fremontbrewing.com

    Come meet reps from Fremont at this special meet-and-greet event!

    - Holiday Ale Festival Staff
  • Fremont Brewing Co.

    Fremont Brewing Co.
    Coffee Cinnamon B-Bomb (2016)

    Barrel-Aged Spiced Winter AleABV: 14.0%
    This special barrel-aged edition adds cold brew coffee and cinnamon bark to complement the bourbon, oak, cacao, leather, toffee, and dark coffee notes achieved from its extended barrel aging and barrel blending. Each barrel contributes a different note, and combining each barrel to create a coherent tone is a distinct art and true pleasure. Please do enjoy this unique barrel-aged ale today but know that Coffee Cinnamon B-Bomb will age gracefully for years to come.

       Beer Location: OUT

    Seattle, WA fremontbrewing.com

  • Fremont Brewing Co.

    Fremont Brewing Co.
    Coffee Cinnamon B-Bomb (2017)

    Barrel-Aged Spiced Winter AleABV: 14.0%
    This special barrel-aged edition adds cold brew coffee and cinnamon bark to complement the bourbon, oak, cacao, leather, toffee, and dark coffee notes achieved from its extended barrel aging and barrel blending. Each barrel contributes a different note, and combining each barrel to create a coherent tone is a distinct art and true pleasure. Please do enjoy this unique barrel-aged ale today but know that Coffee Cinnamon B-Bomb will age gracefully for years to come.

       Beer Location: OUT

    Seattle, WA fremontbrewing.com

  • pFriem Brewing

    pFriem Brewing
    Brouwers 14th Anniversary

    ABV: 7.1%
    Friem Brouwer's 14th Anniversary is a collaboration between two old friends that began with one idea: huckleberries. With notes of candied melon, acai, and pomegranate, the end result is a uniquely northwest ale - a true Cascadian partnership.

       Beer Location: OUT

    Hood River, OR pfriembeer.com

    Come meet reps from pFriem at this special meet-and-greet event!

    - Holiday Ale Festival Staff
  • pFriem Brewing

    pFriem Brewing
    Barrel-Aged Saison III

    ABV: 6.5%
    Saison means season in French, and for our 2019 season we're unveiling pFriem Barrel Aged Saison III - a fresh Farmhouse Ale brewed in Sauvignon Blanc barrels for just under a year. The result is floral, funky, dry and effervescent, full of geranium and grape aromas that melt into notes of pineapple and minerality.

       Beer Location: OUT

    Hood River, OR pfriembeer.com

  • pFriem Brewing

    pFriem Brewing
    Nectarine Golden Ale

    ABV: 6.9% • IBUs: 9
    Aged in fresh Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc barrels before adding perfectly ripened Flavortop Nectarines, grown right down the road by our friends in Maryhill. After another six months of aging, the resulting aromas of marmalade, graham cracker and citrus zest, and notes of peach nectar, cantaloupe and Sauvignon Blanc practically leap from the glass.

       Beer Location: OUT

    Hood River, OR pfriembeer.com



  • Friday, December 6th, 2019 @ 4:00 PM


    NOTE: While we expect to tap these at the specified time, there may be a delay as these will tap once the previous limited release beer at the specified location runs out.
  • Great Notion Brewing

    Great Notion Brewing
    Coconut Double Stack

    Imperial Breakfast StoutABV: 11.0%
    Double Stack is our Imperial Breakfast Stout fermented with an irresponsible amount of maple syrup & aged on whole bean Sumatra from our friends at Clutch Coffee. Now we added coconut!

       Beer Location: 1

    Portland, OR greatnotionpdx.com



  • Saturday, December 7th, 2019 @ 11:00 AM


    NOTE: While we expect to tap these at the specified time, there may be a delay as these will tap once the previous limited release beer at the specified location runs out.
  • Crux Fermentation Project

    Crux Fermentation Project
    Citrus Plaidlands

    GrisetteABV: 3.7% • IBUs: 10
    Say hello to a new summertime discovery. We've added a touch of tangerine to this crushable cousin of the saison, infusing a citrus punch into this light and inspiring European-style ale. Combined with a smooth malted wheat body and just the right amount of Saaz hops, there's plenty of flavor to be found when exploring the Citrus Plaidlands.

       Beer Location: 4

    Bend, OR cruxfermentation.com

  • Drake's Brewing Co.

    Drake's Brewing Co.
    The Void

    Sherry Barrel-Aged Imperial StoutABV: 14.5%
    The Void takes you to infinity and beyond after spending 16 months in sherry barrels. Multiple additions of Belgian candi sugar shoot this beer on a trip through space, where you'll be going too if you drink enough of it.

       Beer Location: 4

    San Leandro, CA drinkdrakes.com

  • Laurelwood Public House and Brewery

    Laurelwood Public House and Brewery
    Whose wine is it anyway?

    Barrel-Aged Chocolate StoutABV: 9.5%
    Bourbon barrel aged Belgian chocolate stout with Pinot Noir Lee's...

       Beer Location: 4

    Portland, OR laurelwoodbrewpub.com

  • Lompoc Brewing

    Lompoc Brewing
    Old Tavern Rat

    Strong Ale
    A very intense strong ale with a malty body and plenty of caramel, dried fruit and roast flavors. This is the ideal beer to keep you warm on a cold winter's night. Because it's not about the beer, it's about the beer.

       Beer Location: 4

    Portland, OR lompocbrewing.com

  • Stickmen Brewing Company

    Stickmen Brewing Company
    Orxata Milk Stout

    Spiced Milk StoutABV: 6.7%
    This milk stout was brewed with oats and rice and spiked with cinnamon, almond, and vanilla for a horchata experience.

       Beer Location: 1

    Lake Oswego, OR stickmenbeer.com BeerAdvocate RateBeer

  • Widmer Brothers Brewing Co.

    Widmer Brothers Brewing Co.
    Pinky's Old Maple Ale (2018)

    Maple Barley WineABV: 10.5%
    Our talented female brewing staff got together and decided they wanted to brew a bold barley wine with 100% pure maple syrup for the Pink Boots Society. The syrup was added near the end of fermentation so it would maintain a nuance in the beer. A Pink Boots proprietary hop blend was used in this beer as well. The result is a hearty, traditional American Style Barley Wine brewed by our talented female labor force.

       Beer Location: 4

    Portland, OR widmerbrothers.com



  • Saturday, December 7th, 2019 @ 5:15 PM


    NOTE: While we expect to tap these at the specified time, there may be a delay as these will tap once the previous limited release beer at the specified location runs out.
  • Uiltje Brewing Co.

    Uiltje Brewing Co.
    Lekker Bakkie Kobi (2014)

    Double Coffee StoutABV: 10.4%
    Double coffee stout, calvados oak aged with raisins and dates.

       Beer Location: 4

    Haarlem uiltjecraftbeer.com