November 30th - December 4th, 2016 | 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.

Standard Release Beers

2016 Standard Release Beers

The Standard Release Beers are those for which we anticipate having available all festival long (while supplies last of course, as they do occassionally run out). We have over 50 of these select beers available at the festival. Beer locations will be updated both here and on the mobile site as the beers are tapped. Be sure to also check out the Limited Release Beers and Sunday Brunch Beers to the right.

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

  • 2 Towns Ciderhouse

    2 Towns Ciderhouse
    Bourbon Barrel Nice & Naughty

    Imperial CiderABV: 11.0%
    This special Holiday Ale Festival version of 2 Town's ultra-rare Bourbon Barrel Nice & Naughty imperial cider was aged for one year. Local meadowfoam honey, bittersweet orange peel, clove and cinnamon were added directly to the barrel for this holiday treat.

       Beer Location: 1

    Corvallis, OR 2townsciderhouse.com

  • 54*40' Brewing Co.

    54*40' Brewing Co.
    Hill de Prune Oud Bruin

    Oud BruinABV: 5.2%
    Straight from the once heralded prune capitol of the world, Hill de Prune uses more than eight pounds of Northwest grown plums per barrel in this new take on an old world classic. This young sour beer was blended with a barrel aged strong beer with brettanomyces. The resulting beer is pleasantly puckerific and positively plumtastic.

       Beer Location: 1

    Washougal, WA 54-40brewing.com

  • Alameda Brewing Co.

    Alameda Brewing Co.
    Papa Noel's Special Reserve

    Session Barrel-Aged PorterABV: 7.5% • IBUs: 10
    This session barrel-aged porter was aged in Dickel Tennessee Whisky barrels. Sweet aromas of oak and whisky in the nose complement a full body with hints of dried fruit and chocolate.

       Beer Location: 1

    Portland, OR alamedabrewhouse.com BeerAdvocate RateBeer

  • Bear Republic Brewing Co.

    Bear Republic Brewing Co.
    'Twas the Beer Before Christmas

    Blended Dark & Sour AleABV: 9.0% • IBUs: 25
    This special blend features a mélange of two barrel-aged black beers, including Cognac Barrel-Aged Old Baba Yaga, along with a strong golden ale and spontaneously fermented Tartare aged on dried apricots. Expressing rich malt and tartness with hints of apricot and French oak, this is a beer worthy of the lead up to Christmas.

       Beer Location: MPLT

    Cloverdale, CA bearrepublic.com BeerAdvocate RateBeer

  • BridgePort Brewing Co.

    BridgePort Brewing Co.
    Ruckus

    Wheat WineABV: 10.8% • IBUs: 50
    Ruckus is a wheat wine made with a 50/50 blend of pale malt and malted white wheat. The brewers then added a bit of dark wheat malt for a bit of color and soft roasted character. The beer was hopped five times with Crystal hops: three times in the kettle, once in the hop jack, and as a dry hop in the fermenter.

       Beer Location: 1

    Portland, OR bridgeportbrew.com BeerAdvocate RateBeer

  • Burnside Brewing Co.

    Burnside Brewing Co.
    Keg Nog

    Whiskey Barrel-Aged Barley WineABV: 10.0% • IBUs: 75
    Sweet dark fruit aromas combine with velvety caramel and molasses on the palate of this barley wine. Smooth aged spirits then mingle with assertive hoppiness, producing a long, bittersweet finish.

       Beer Location: MPLT

    Portland, OR burnsidebrewco.com

  • Collaborator

    Collaborator
    Bacon Cigar

    German RauchbierABV: 5.4% • IBUs: 24
    This is a traditional German Rauchbier, brewed with German beechwood smoked malt. It features an upfront bacon-like aroma, with a well-defined balance of smoky and toasty-rich malt flavors, imparting smoky notes throughout the finish. Oregon Brew Crew member Rodney Kibzey brewed this beer with pride!

       Beer Location: 2

    Portland, OR oregonbrewcrew.com

  • Deschutes Brewery

    Deschutes Brewery
    Ginger Cookie Imperial Porter

    Spiced Imperial PorterABV: 11.2% • IBUs: 48
    This imperial porter was spiced with chocolate, ginger puree, nutmeg and cinnamon.

       Beer Location: 1

    Bend, OR deschutesbrewery.com

  • Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom

    Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom
    Rennervate

    Imperial Stout with Coffee, Vanilla & CinnamonABV: 9.5% • IBUs: 58
    To help keep you warm this Holiday Ale Fest, the brewers at Double Mountain have come up with a cozy stout to stoke the fire. Cold-press coffee from 10 Speed Roasters in Hood River, cinnamon sticks and vanilla beans addend a stout of imperial proportions. It's smooth and comfortable, just like your favorite sweater.

       Beer Location: MPLT

    Hood River, OR doublemountainbrewery.com

  • Drake's Brewing Co.

    Drake's Brewing Co.
    Grape Fermented ZinDrakonic

    Barrel-Aged Imperial StoutABV: 9.8%
    Drake's Barrel Program Manager, Travis Camacho, worked with HAF's Preston Weesner to create another special blend of Drakonic Imperial Stout. Inoculated with Drake's house wild yeast culture and fermented with Zinfandel grape skins, then aged for eight months in Zinfandel Port barrels, the final blend is pleasantly tart with deep raspberry & grape fruitiness, coupled with a malt profile reminiscent of dark chocolate and tobacco.

       Beer Location: 2

    San Leandro, CA drinkdrakes.com

  • Drinking Horse Brewing Co.

    Drinking Horse Brewing Co.
    Yule's Gold Belgian Holiday Ale

    Belgian Golden AleABV: 7.8% • IBUs: 25
    There is a story of three travelers who brought gifts; some called them Wise Men, others, Magi. During the darkest part of the year, they traveled bringing gold, frankincense and myrrh. Across two thousand years, DHBC brings you a historical fiction in beer form. Golden honey, real frankincense and myrrh went into this strong Belgian ale. Meet your newest Yule Tide tradition.

       Beer Location: 1

    Clackamas, OR drinkinghorsebeer.com

  • Ecliptic Brewing

    Ecliptic Brewing
    Barrel Aged Tarantula Belgian Dubbel Ale

    Belgian Dubbel AleABV: 10.0% • IBUs: 19
    Named after the Tarantula Nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud, this beer will trap you in its web. Dark and smooth with spicy Belgian yeast, rich malt flavors predominate with hints of dried fruit. This special beer is blended with a barrel aged version of Tarantula that slept in 12-year-old bourbon barrels for two years. This beer drinks smooth and strong.

       Beer Location: OUT

    Portland, OR eclipticbrewing.com

  • Eel River Brewing Co.

    Eel River Brewing Co.
    Glass Trees

    Oaked Kristall MärzenABV: 7.5% • IBUs: 40
    Featuring a mix of pilsner, Golden Promise, Munich and Vienna malts hopped with a blend of German hops, the lager was then aged on medium toast French oak to add depth and a new dimension to the already rich and smooth flavor profile.

       Beer Location: 2

    Fortuna, CA eelriverbrewing.com

  • Falling Sky Brewing Co.

    Falling Sky Brewing Co.
    Satyr Sauce Smoked Barleywine

    Smoked BarleywineABV: 12.5% • IBUs: 42
    An homage to the brewery's beginnings as a small homebrew shop and its original logo, this barleywine plays with your palate as a satyr plays his pipe. The blend of peach, mulberry and cherrywood hand-smoked malts adds a complex but delicate smokiness backed up by rich malt flavor. Satyrs are known for drinking wine, but this satyr holds a stein.

       Beer Location: 2

    Eugene, OR fallingskybrewing.com

  • Fat Head's Brewing

    Fat Head's Brewing
    Master Bolt of the Solstice

    Pinot Noir Barrel-Aged Belgian Golden StrongABV: 10.5% • IBUs: 30
    The brewery took its Zeus Juice Belgian Golden Strong Ale and aged it in used Pinot Noir barrels with cranberries and cinnamon to create a beer with smooth Belgian yeast flavors of clove and banana, blended with classic holiday flavors of cranberry and cinnamon. This is a real solstice treat.

       Beer Location: MPLT

    Portland, OR fatheadsportland.com

  • Feckin Brewery

    Feckin Brewery
    Feckin De Los Muertos

    Whiskey Barrel-Aged Espresso Horchata PorterABV: 8.5% • IBUs: 15
    This beer is a spinoff of the brewery's \" Top 'O The Feckin Morning \" Irish breakfast milk porter. The brewers took East Side Distillery barrels and aged their TOFM and imperial porter for several months. They then added their house made horchata along with fresh cold brew coffee from Lisa at Happy Rock Coffee.

       Beer Location: 1

    Oregon City, OR feckinbrew.com

  • Finnriver Farm & Cidery

    Finnriver Farm & Cidery
    Winter Ruby Cider

    Oak-Aged Cranberry CiderABV: 6.5%
    This is a festive, bright fruit cider made to toast the season. Traditional cider apples from world-renowned Poverty Lane Orchards in N.H. impart complexity, blended with a tart, organic cranberry wine made from Starvation Alley Farms cranberries and finished with Mexican vanilla extract and aged with toasted oak. Enjoy this semi-sweet celebratory dance of apples, cranberries, vanilla and oak on the palate.

       Beer Location: OUT

    Chimacum, WA finnriver.com

  • Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

    Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
    F1

    Double IPAABV: 8.1%
    F1 is a big pale wheat ale with heavy-handed aromatic additions of hops. A large proportion of malted and torrified wheat in the mash gives it a full, pillowy mouthfeel and rounded flavor. Left unfiltered in the wheat beer tradition for a hazy appearance, F1 blends the hop aromatics of a double IPA with a softer bitterness and toasty malt flavor reminiscent of a freshly baked baguette.

       Beer Location: 2

    Paso Robles, CA firestonebeer.com

  • Fort George Brewery

    Fort George Brewery
    All Seeing Pie

    Barrel-Aged StoutABV: 12.0%
    This spiced stout was aged in Four Roses Bourbon barrels, adding notes of woody vanilla and oak. Jammed with hearty malts, a blend of spices, plus homemade apple pie filling tucked into the barrels, this stout is a warm reminder of a fresh baked apple pie...with a touch of holiday cheer.

       Beer Location: 2

    Astoria, OR fortgeorgebrewery.com

  • Fremont Brewing Co.

    Fremont Brewing Co.
    S'mores Bonfire Ale

    Winter AleABV: 6.0% • IBUs: 40
    Fremont Brewing took its roasty, chocolaty and slightly smoky Bonfire Ale and infused it with Theo cacao nibs, marshmallows, graham crackers and toasted oak to create S'mores Bonfire Ale. Light a Bonfire today!

       Beer Location: 1

    Seattle, WA fremontbrewing.com

  • Full Sail Brewing Co.

    Full Sail Brewing Co.
    Bourbon Aged Northwest Red

    Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Red AleABV: 10.2% • IBUs: 39
    Aged for six months in Buffalo Trace barrels, this imperial red malty ale offers aromas of vanilla, spice and toffee. Caramel rye malt complements the flavors of bourbon whiskey drawn out from within the barrel through months of aging. Developed and brewed with former Oregon Duck legend and NFL quarterback Joey Harrington, this Bourbon Aged Northwest Red Ale is spicy sweet and pours a deep earthy red.

       Beer Location: 1

    Hood River, OR fullsailbrewing.com

  • Gigantic Brewing

    Gigantic Brewing
    Holy Cow!

    Imperial Milk StoutABV: 8.5% • IBUs: 45
    The brewery took its Shazoo Imperial Milk Stout and added toasted coconut and cold pressed Coava coffee, resulting in a beer that is enormously delicious with notes of chocolate, coffee, caramel and coconut.

       Beer Location: MPLT

    Portland, OR giganticbrewing.com

  • Golden Valley Brewery

    Golden Valley Brewery
    Dundee Bypass

    Barrel-Aged Imperial PorterABV: 8.4% • IBUs: 42
    This imperial version of their porter was brewed from a malt bill heavy in wheat and featuring a good portion of Weyermann chocolate wheat malt. It was then aged one year in bourbon barrels sourced from Hair of the Dog Brewing Co., formerly used to produce Cherry Fred and Peach Adam. Before packaging, the beer was blended with fresh cold brewed coffee from recurrent collaborative partner Caravan Coffee. Try taking the Bypass!

       Beer Location: 1

    McMinnville, OR goldenvalleybrewery.com

  • Heater Allen Brewing

    Heater Allen Brewing
    H-E-Doppelsticke

    DoppelstickeABV: 8.2% • IBUs: 44
    Heater Allen took its well-regarded Sticke Alt recipe and amped it up with more Munich and Pilsner malt, more German Hallertauer hops, and additional lagering time. The result is Doppelsticke, a high gravity take on a Dusseldorf-style Altbier. The beer is crisp yet rich, malty and balanced; perfect for the holiday season.

       Beer Location: 2

    McMinnville, OR heaterallen.com

  • Hopworks Urban Brewery

    Hopworks Urban Brewery
    Cedarcalifragilistic

    Imperial Winter AleABV: 8.5% • IBUs: 50
    This wildcrafted imperial winter ale was brewed with Western Red Cedar boughs that were foraged from the deep dark woods of the Pacific Northwest. It comes loaded with piney and peppery wood flavors on top of resinous hops and big caramel malt flavors.

       Beer Location: 1

    Portland, OR hopworksbeer.com

  • Lagunitas Brewing Co.

    Lagunitas Brewing Co.
    Barrel-Aged Imperial Pils with Ginger and Quenepa

    Barrel-Aged Imperial PilsnerABV: 9.0% • IBUs: 20
    Brewed with puffed red rice, this imperial pilsner provides a saké-like base for the addition of ginger and quenepa, a melon-like fruit similar to lychee. Expect boozy melon aromatics and complex oak spiciness accentuated by ginger and touch of tart from the sour wheat barrels, all in harmonious balance.

       Beer Location: 1

    Petaluma, CA lagunitas.com

  • Lompoc Brewing

    Lompoc Brewing
    Cherry Christmas

    Belgian-Style Farmhouse AleABV: 6.5% • IBUs: 20
    This hazy Belgian-style farmhouse ale is slightly pink in color coming from the addition of tart cherries added at the end of fermentation. It is dry and crisp, with plenty of fruitiness complemented by a spicy bitterness. Drink Local. Drink Lompoc!

       Beer Location: MPLT

    Portland, OR lompocbrewing.com

  • Loowit Brewing Co.

    Loowit Brewing Co.
    Snow's Ghost

    Golden StoutABV: 8.6% • IBUs: 48
    Snow's Ghost is a deceptive stout made without any dark malts; it may look light and clean but underneath, it is a rich stout with flavors of coffee, roast and chocolate. To add to the complexity of this seasonal gift, Loowit added toasted marshmallow and coconut. As you huddle up on a wintery night watching big snowflakes mask the ground, grab a pint of Snow's Ghost to keep you warm during the dire hours of a snowy night.

       Beer Location: 1

    Vancouver, WA loowitbrewing.com

  • Mazama Brewing Co.

    Mazama Brewing Co.
    Kind of a Fig Deal

    Aged Belgian Brown AleABV: 8.7%
    I'm a very important beer. I have many cocoa nibs, tart pie cherries and dried figs, and my body smells like rich mahogany. I love figs. Figgy fig figs. Here it goes down, down into my belly...

       Beer Location: 1

    Corvallis, OR mazamabrewing.com BeerAdvocate RateBeer

  • McMenamins (Edgefield)

    McMenamins (Edgefield)
    Lord of Misrule

    Imperial StoutABV: 9.5% • IBUs: 30
    Appointing a Lord of Misrule, the official in charge of Christmas revelries and the Feast of Fools, is a holiday time peasant tradition that can be traced back to Roman times. A new lord is elected every year, and so must a new beer be brewed! Styled after Irish coffee, this imperial stout was brewed with lactose, dark sugar and cocoa nibs, then aged six months in whiskey barrels and finished with vanilla beans and cold-brew coffee.

       Beer Location: 1

    Troutdale, OR mcmenamins.com/54-edgefield-home

  • Migration Brewing

    Migration Brewing
    Bridgetown IPA

    West Coast IPAABV: 7.3% • IBUs: 75
    This bright IPA is bursting with layers of juicy citrus, tropical stone fruit and sweet dankness.

       Beer Location: OUT

    Portland, OR migrationbrewing.com

  • Natian Brewery

    Natian Brewery
    Communion

    Imperial Red AleABV: 9.0% • IBUs: 32
    Brewed with açaí berries and a touch of hibiscus, this deep red-colored ale is aged on Oregon oak chip soaked in red wine. The açaí provides dark cherry, chocolate and blackberry notes that are accentuated by the red wine. It features a little to almost absent hop profile, but a slight dry aftertaste helps balance out the juiciness imparted by the fruits. This combination of grain and grape for the holidays is Santa approved!

       Beer Location: 1

    Portland, OR natianbrewery.com

  • Nectar Creek

    Nectar Creek
    Top Bar

    Bourbon Barrel-Aged Coffee/Bourbon MeadABV: 8.1%
    Raw wildflower honey was fermented and aged in bourbon barrels, then finished with locally roasted coffee beans and bourbon cured oak. The mead is smooth with rich notes of coffee, honey, vanilla and oak.

       Beer Location: MPLT

    Corvallis, OR nectarcreek.com

  • Ninkasi Brewing Co.

    Ninkasi Brewing Co.
    Griswold

    Imperial Red Ale with CherryABV: 8.5% • IBUs: 70
    Crafted exclusively for the Holiday Ale Fest, this imperial red ale captures the spirit of the season. Its rich malt character is evoked by the addition of cherry puree. To encourage a delightful balance, the brewers added a healthy dose of hops, including a final Centennial dry hop. Curious and full of intrigue; hang on for the ride!

       Beer Location: OUT

    Eugene, OR ninkasibrewing.com

  • No-Li Brewhouse

    No-Li Brewhouse
    #WhiteRazzMocha

    Coffee StoutABV: 6.1% • IBUs: 22
    No-Li Brewhouse infused a light bodied coffee stout with flavors of raspberry and white chocolate. Freshly roasted Gemelli coffee was also used to get an authentic coffee flavor; other prevalent flavors include chocolate and toasted malt.

       Beer Location: 1

    Spokane, WA nolibrewhouse.com

  • Old Town Brewing Co.

    Old Town Brewing Co.
    Kris KringAle

    Spiced White AleABV: 5.8% • IBUs: 9
    As fluffy and exciting as the first snowfall of the year, this unfiltered white ale is met with anticipation. The familiar characters of winter citrus and wheat are complemented by the festive spices of nutmeg and cinnamon. Together the orange, nutmeg and cinnamon provide the perfect amount of spicy warmth for those wet chilly days and long cold nights, leaving you wanting a bit more.

       Beer Location: 2

    Portland, OR otbrewing.com BeerAdvocate RateBeer

  • Ordnance Brewing

    Ordnance Brewing
    Imperial Bloops

    Imperial Fruit Wheat AleABV: 9.0% • IBUs: 41
    Brewed specifically for the Holiday Ale Festival, Imperial Bloops takes the brewery's popular Bloops to a new level best described simply as - more. More layers of complex flavor, more delicious blueberry tones, more IBU, more ABV. Only seven barrels were produced, so enjoy this rare treat while you can and bask in the glory that is Imperial Bloops.

       Beer Location: 2

    Boardman, OR ordnancebrewing.com

  • Pelican Brewing Co.

    Pelican Brewing Co.
    Abuela's Casita

    Holiday StoutABV: 6.0% • IBUs: 35
    This special holiday stout is inspired by Champurrado, the classic hot Mexican drink of masa and chocolate made by abuelas. Robust chocolate flavors with hints of cinnamon come from Tanzanian cocoa nibs and Vietnamese cinnamon. It was brewed with traditional corn and lactose to add depth and round out the palate.

       Beer Location: OUT

    Pacific City, OR pelicanbrewing.com

  • Plank Town Brewing Co.

    Plank Town Brewing Co.
    Bock the Halls

    Honey DoppelbockABV: 10.1% • IBUs: 21
    With the desire to make their beloved doppelbock again after two years, Plank Town brewers decided to make it happen for the Holiday Ale Festival. This time, they brewed a version with lighter malts and the malty tones of buckwheat honey. The result is a dark-golden doppelbock with a rich smoothness that's balanced with a sweet-silky-lingering finish.

       Beer Location: 1

    Springfield, OR planktownbrewing.com

  • Portland Cider Co.

    Portland Cider Co.
    Holiday Juniper

    CiderABV: 6.9%
    Crafted in the spirit of winter in the Northwest and fermented on juniper berries and red plums, this off dry cider has a frosty juniper nose which quickly gives way to the festive richness of local plums. As crisp as a breath of morning air on Mt. Hood; you can almost smell the trees!

       Beer Location: 2

    Clackamas, OR portlandcider.com

  • Reverend Nat's Hard Cider

    Reverend Nat's Hard Cider
    Where Apple Pies Go When They Die

    CiderABV: 7.4%
    Fermented with muscovado sugar, this version of their Winter Abbey Spice has the addition of WHOLE APPLE PIES (this cider is not gluten free!). The cidery also used raisins, cinnamon and nutmeg to create this beverage that's especially suited to the colder months. Served warm for your added enjoyment!

       Beer Location: 2

    Portland, OR reverendnatshardcider.com

  • Rogue Ales Brewery

    Rogue Ales Brewery
    Piece de RYEsistance

    Rye Whiskey Barrel-Aged Belgian DubbelABV: 10.0% • IBUs: 25
    Crafted with Rogue Farms Liberty hops, the finest malts, juicy figs, Belgian candi sugar, orange peel and vanilla beans, the result is a complex brew with subtle hop bitterness; sweetness from the malts, figs and Belgian Candi Sugar; plus hints of exotic spices against a background of oak and whiskey from the nearly one year it spent in Rogue Oregon Rye Whiskey Barrels.

       Beer Location: 1

    Newport, OR rogue.com

  • Ross Island Brewing

    Ross Island Brewing
    Ross Island Strong Ale

    English Strong AleABV: 8.1% • IBUs: 55
    This easy drinking dark copper ale was brewed as a collaboration between Ross Island Brewing and Culmination in celebration of the camaraderie of all things beer. Fuggles and Goldings lend a wonderful herbal nose to this beer, while a hint of cherry wood smoked malt rounds out the rye, crystal and premium English pale malt. Only four barrels were produced; enjoy it while it lasts!

       Beer Location: 1

    Portland, OR rossislandbrewing.com

  • Rusty Truck Brewing

    Rusty Truck Brewing
    Milk Chocolate Baltic Porter

    Baltic PorterABV: 7.5% • IBUs: 38
    This Baltic Porter, made with cocoa nibs and lactose, is dark and delicious. It has a smooth mouthfeel and a pronounced cocoa presence. This holiday beer uses dark and cherry wood smoked malts to add to its complexity. It is finished with noble hops and fermented with lager yeast for three months.

       Beer Location: 1

    Salem, OR rustytruckbrewing.com

  • Santiam Brewing Co.

    Santiam Brewing Co.
    Pirate Stout: Govna's Reserve

    Rum and Bourbon Barrel-Aged StoutABV: 11.5% • IBUs: 59
    Taking their popular Rum Barrel-Aged Pirate Stout and arming it to the teeth, this Govna's Reserve Pirate Stout is a special strength version that is 100% aged in rum and bourbon barrels for more than six months. It is infused at the end of fermentation with coconut for a complex blend of rum, bourbon, oak and coconut.

       Beer Location: 2

    Salem, OR santiambrewing.com

  • Sixpoint Brewery

    Sixpoint Brewery
    Big Raspy Bourbon

    Barrel-Aged Russian Imperial Stout with RaspberriesABV: 10.8% • IBUs: 35
    A new take on a classic Sixpoint beer called Bolshoi! This version is brewed with raspberries and blended with a separate batch of Bolshoi! that has been aging for nine months in first-fill bourbon barrels. Hoo-da-lali! A big thanks to festival manager Preston Weesner for flying across the country to collaborate on this brew.

       Beer Location: 1

    Brooklyn, NY sixpoint.com

  • StormBreaker Brewing

    StormBreaker Brewing
    Zero Visibility

    Winter WarmerABV: 9.0% • IBUs: 10
    This oatmeal cream ale was inspired by one of StormBreaker's favorite holiday beverages. Adding cinnamon and nutmeg to the boil, the brewers then split the batch and aged it on soaked oak chips, half on whiskey and the other half on rum. Finally, they blended them back together to create the perfect Winter Warmer. Remember, you don't have to black out to have Zero Visibility.

       Beer Location: 1

    Portland, OR stormbreakerbrewing.com

  • Vanguard Brewing Co.

    Vanguard Brewing Co.
    Lee's Coconut Snowballs

    American Strong AleABV: 8.5% • IBUs: 30
    Based on a recipe from Vanguard's assistant brewer, this American strong ale was made with a hefty grain bill to create a malt forward, copper colored beer with undertones of toasty caramel, toffee and dark fruit flavors. Locally grown Cascade and Willamette hops were used to balance out the malt sweetness. Finally, coconut toasted flakes were added during fermentation to fill out this winter warmer.

       Beer Location: 2

    Wilsonville, OR vanguardbrewing.com

  • Wandering Aengus Ciderworks

    Wandering Aengus Ciderworks
    Golden Door

    CiderABV: 9.2%
    The cidermaker blended barrel-aged Golden Russet juice with Cellar Door, an Heirloom Cryo bittersweet juice. The cider was then barrel fermented dry.

       Beer Location: 1

    Salem, OR wanderingaengus.com

  • Widmer Brothers Brewing Co.

    Widmer Brothers Brewing Co.
    Winter Happiness

    Doppelsticke Alt/GlühbierABV: 8.5% • IBUs: 20
    Widmer Brothers' take on the traditional German glühwein, a holiday spiced wine served warm; it is brewed with caramelized cranberries, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, orange peel, allspice and star anise. Mandarina Bavaria hops and honey malt add some complexity to this malty, soon-to-be holiday hit. When the temperatures drop and the carols are flowing, it is time for a mug of Winter Happiness. It may be your only hope...

       Beer Location: OUT

    Portland, OR widmerbrothers.com

  • Wolf Tree Brewery

    Wolf Tree Brewery
    King of the Forest

    Oud BruinABV: 6.5% • IBUs: 25
    King of the Forest Oud Bruin is a blend of wine barrel-aged beer and fresh beer. The aged beer was stored in Pinot Noir barrels with a house lacto strain. Citra hops, caramel malts and lots of spruce tips were used to create this one-of-a-kind beer that combines tart fruity flavors with a malty backbone.

       Beer Location: 2

    Seal Rock, OR wolftreebrewery.com

  • Worthy Brewing Co.

    Worthy Brewing Co.
    French Press Dark Saison

    Black Saison with CoffeeABV: 6.6% • IBUs: 13
    For those that need a pick-me-up during a day of drinking, look no further. Worthy used an ample amount of coffee beans from Badbeard's Microroastery that melds wonderfully with the spicy and fruity aromas and flavors from its saison yeast.

       Beer Location: 1

    Bend, OR worthybrewing.com

  • Zoiglhaus Brewing Co.

    Zoiglhaus Brewing Co.
    A Tipple for Nikolaus

    Barrel-Aged Fruit and Spice LagerABV: 6.0% • IBUs: 40
    Zoiglhaus teamed up with PINTS Brewing to create this seasonal treat. A Tipple for Nikolaus is a plum-infused gingerbread lager blended with the rarest of PINTS' beers: an Imperial Stout aged three years in a bourbon barrel.

       Beer Location: 2

    Portland, OR zoiglhaus.com