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.

Standard Release Beers


2019 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
    Kentucky Barrel Nice & Naughty

    Wood-Aged CiderABV: 11.0%
    This specialty cider is fermented with dark Meadowfoam honey and aged in bourbon barrels with whole nutmeg, clove and cinnamon sticks for 12 months. Crammed full of cheerful winter spices that mingle with the wood and sweet bourbon aromas, this cider is sure to warm up your cold winter nights.

       Beer Location: 5

    Corvallis, OR 2townsciderhouse.com

  • 54*40' Brewing Co.

    54*40' Brewing Co.
    OH SNAP!

    Winter WarmerABV: 7.0% • IBUs: 16
    More than a half pound per barrel of real gingersnap cookies went into the mash of this delicious cookie-like winter ale, brewed in collaboration with Mecca Grade Malt using its Lamonta, Shaniko, and Opal malts. This beer drinks smooth with notes of toffee and -- you guessed it -- ginger. OH SNAP!

       Beer Location: 2

    Washougal, WA 54-40brewing.com

  • Anthem Cider

    Anthem Cider
    Holiday Honeycrisp Delight

    Semi-Dry CiderABV: 6.0%
    This cider uses single varietal Honeycrisp apples complemented by a Belgian wit ale yeast to provide a flavorful burst of fall apples. Finished with orange peel and holiday spices, itís a cornucopia celebration of the season.

       Beer Location: 2

    Salem, OR anthemcider.com

  • Backwoods Brewing Co.

    Backwoods Brewing Co.
    Smoked Pecan Pie Porter

    Smoked PorterABV: 6.5%
    This porter is the perfect way to treat yourself. The brewery smoked the pecans and aged the beer on bourbon oak. Made with five different grains, including chocolate and caramel malt, this seasonal porter gives off subtle chocolate notes complemented with hints of vanilla and smoked pecans. [CONTAINS NUTS.]

       Beer Location: 5

    Carson, WA backwoodsbrewingcompany.com

  • Bauman's Cider Co.

    Bauman's Cider Co.
    Nuts in Cider - I Hardly Know 'er

    Spiced CiderABV: 7.1%
    A delicious cider infused with sweet, spicy pecans and hazelnuts, warming cinnamon, cloves, and just the tiniest pinch of cayenne.

       Beer Location: 1

    Gervais, OR baumanscider.com

  • Bear Republic Brewing Co.

    Bear Republic Brewing Co.
    Mistletoe Fetish

    Barrel-Aged BlendABV: 10.0% • IBUs: 30
    Perfect for withstanding a cold winter's day, this is a blend of big ales including a Russian imperial stout, a tart black ale infused with bitter and sweet orange peel, and a high gravity golden ale aged in a puncheon with dates.

       Beer Location: 1

    Cloverdale, CA bearrepublic.com BeerAdvocate RateBeer

  • Boneyard Beer

    Boneyard Beer
    Dibble Dabble with a Dubbel

    Belgian-Style DubbelABV: 8.0% • IBUs: 20
    Brewed from a traditional style with a Boneyard twist, this Belgian-style dubbel showcases a beautiful mahogany color that leads to sweet rich malt aromas and flavors of caramel. Using a unique yeast adds to the complexity and develops layers of flavors. Dibble Dabble with a Dubbel!

       Beer Location: 2

    Bend, OR boneyardbeer.com

  • Cascade Lakes Brewing Co.

    Cascade Lakes Brewing Co.
    Pure Dead Brilliant

    Maple Scotch Ale ABV: 10.0% • IBUs: 25
    Envision yourself cozied up next to a warm hearth on a tartan rug in your birthday suit. A graceful waft of peat smoke swirls in your nostrils as you nibble on maple cookies. A three-legged haggis dashes past the window frame. Yule is upon us, which begs complex malt flavors, the warmth of alcohol and the embrace of a lover. May your holidays be Pure Dead Brilliant.

       Beer Location: 5

    Cascade Lakes Brewing Co., OR cascadelakes.com

  • Crooked Stave

    Crooked Stave
    Spontaneous Sunrise on Christmas Morning

    Barrel-Aged Sour AleABV: 6.5% • IBUs: 15
    This vibrant once-in-a-lifetime blend consists of equal parts Port barrel-aged framboise, brandy barrel-aged L'Brett d'Apricot, a three-year vintage golden sour ale barrel aged in Sauvignon blanc barrels, and the last barrel of Five Golden Rings (a 2017 HAF blend). Glimmering with a vibrant orange hue, the aromas hint at raspberries, wine barrels and tart berry notes, while the palate offers rose petals, dried raspberries and hints of oak vanillin, all wrapped together with subtle Brettanomyces citrus and tropical notes.

       Beer Location: 1

    Denver, CO crookedstave.com BeerAdvocate RateBeer

  • Crux Fermentation Project

    Crux Fermentation Project
    Clearly Confused

    Blonde StoutABV: 9.0%
    Big hits of chocolate and vanilla are present in the aroma while sweet chocolate overloads the flavor and creamy mouthfeel. This full-bodied and delicious beer offers moderate spicy notes as well.

       Beer Location: 5

    Bend, OR cruxfermentation.com

  • Deep Space Brewing

    Deep Space Brewing
    Imperial Session Stout

    StoutABV: 5.5%
    A dry Irish stout brewed with a special mix of both a big, high ABV imperial beer and a smooth, low ABV session beer, resulting in a well-balanced stout.

       Beer Location: 1

    Hillsboro, OR deepspacebrewing.com

  • Deluxe Brewing Co.

    Deluxe Brewing Co.
    Deluxe Old Ale

    Barrel-Aged Old AleABV: 9.2% • IBUs: 27
    This limited edition winter warmer will keep you toasty this holiday season. Aged in Cabernet barrels for nine months, it features dark malts and a pronounced wine flavor of blackberries and plums.

       Beer Location: 1

    Albany, OR sinisterdeluxe.com

  • Depoe Bay Brewing

    Depoe Bay Brewing
    Dead Reckoning

    Belgian TripelABV: 7.9% • IBUs: 35
    This complex ale is difficult to pin down. It's a winter warmer to be sure, but also a Belgian Tripel with a touch of local ingredients. Brewed once a year, this house beer for the winter months is a collaboration with the brewer and the employees at The Horn. Dead Reckoning is made with locally-foraged ingredients -- spruce and fir tips -- spiced with coriander and clove, and fermented at a slightly warmer temperature to increase the fruity character produced by a house yeast.

       Beer Location: 1

    Depoe Bay, OR thehorn.pub

  • Deschutes Brewery

    Deschutes Brewery
    Fresh Squeezed Old Fashioned

    Barrel-Aged Imperial IPAABV: 9.8% • IBUs: 20
    This Imperial IPA is dark orange in color with flavors similar to an Old Fashioned cocktail. Barrel character provides some of the bourbon notes, orange tones and light cherry highlights.

       Beer Location: 5

    Bend, OR deschutesbrewery.com

  • Drake's Brewing Co.

    Drake's Brewing Co.
    Santa's Brass

    Barrel-Aged BarleywineABV: 14.5%
    This award-winning beer gets its complexity from four separate barrel-aged beers that were meticulously tasted and blended together. Big barrel-aged barleywine notes dominate the aromatics with tons of vanilla, caramel, and bourbon spice fading to dark fruit and coffee-like malty notes. Definitely a sipper for those cold winter nights next to a chestnut fire ... or however that song goes.

       Beer Location: 2

    San Leandro, CA drinkdrakes.com

  • Ecliptic Brewing

    Ecliptic Brewing
    Barrel-Aged Ecliptic/Russian River Belgian Ale

    Barrel-Aged Belgian-Style Hoppy Golden AleABV: 8.5% • IBUs: 32
    Esters from the Belgian yeast blend nicely with fruit forward Pinot noir. Resinous, fruity hop varietals round out this beer that finishes with light notes of oak.

       Beer Location: 1

    Portland, OR eclipticbrewing.com

  • Eel River Brewing Co.

    Eel River Brewing Co.
    Clear Christmas

    Barrel-Aged Hard SeltzerABV: 10.0%
    Hard sparkling water brewed with rum-infused American oak, Madagascar bourbon vanilla beans, and a special spice blend.

       Beer Location: 1

    Fortuna, CA eelriverbrewing.com

  • Everybody's Brewing

    Everybody's Brewing
    Pinot Noir Barrel-Aged Farmhouse Ale

    Barrel-Aged Farmhouse AleABV: 8.0% • IBUs: 12
    A blend of French saison and Belgian dubbel were aged in COR Cellars Pinot noir barrels with Pinot grapes for nearly a year. This beer pours a gorgeous ruby color and is very grape forward and juicy with hints of oak.

       Beer Location: 2

    White Salmon, WA everybodysbrewing.com

  • Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

    Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
    Falling Snow

    Norwegian Farmhouse AleABV: 9.5%
    Falling Snow is a take on a traditional Norwegian farmhouse ale, brewed with juniper and fermented with a kveik yeast strain. Mildly hoppy with rich malt character and a warming ABV, Falling Snow will help you survive a long Scandinavian winter.

       Beer Location: 5

    Paso Robles, CA firestonebeer.com

  • Fort George Brewery

    Fort George Brewery
    Made to Order

    Barrel-Aged Imperial Coffee StoutABV: 12.5%
    A strategic blend of imperial bourbon barrel stouts aged between 12 and 18 months. Selections were hand picked for the Holiday Ale Festival and conditioned on an intense amount of locally roasted coffee from Astoria's Columbia River Coffee Roaster. No added sugar. No milk. No nuts. Yes, rich. Yes, roasty. Yes, delicious.

       Beer Location: 1

    Astoria, OR fortgeorgebrewery.com

  • Fortside Brewing Co.

    Fortside Brewing Co.
    Mullet of Krampus

    Belgian DubbelABV: 8.0% • IBUs: 21
    Aromas of dark chocolate and caramelized figs mingle with bright citrus and intoxicating mulled wine spices. Bourbon barrel derived layers of vanilla and charred oak emerge, supported by a satiatingly full-bodied fruitiness born from a secondary fermentation on a profuse bounty of Clark County Pinot noir grapes.

       Beer Location: 1

    Vancouver, WA fortsidebrewing.com

  • Fremont Brewing Co.

    Fremont Brewing Co.
    Orange Freak

    Barrel-Aged Winter Ale BlendABV: 11.0%
    This is a blend of Fremont's B-Bomb and Winter Ale, thoughtfully blended with cocoa nibs and orange peel. Orange Freak is a nod to dark winter days and the stories they launch. May yours be worth retelling.

       Beer Location: 1

    Seattle, WA fremontbrewing.com

  • Gateway Brewing

    Gateway Brewing
    Not Grandma's Cranberry Sauce

    Winter AleABV: 9.0%
    This is the first time Gateway has brewed this version of its seasonal winter ale, made exclusively for the Holiday Ale Festival, with just enough roasted cranberries to help get you into the holiday spirit. Grandma never put cranberries this good on the table.

       Beer Location: 1

    Portland, OR gatewaybrewingpdx.com

  • Gigantic Brewing

    Gigantic Brewing
    Stocking Stuffer

    Marzipan Citrus Golden AleABV: 7.2% • IBUs: 18
    Stocking Stuffer was inspired by marzipan, the holiday treat made of almonds and sugar. The brewery started with a beautiful golden ale, then added plenty of almonds and orange peel. ALLERGY WARNING: CONTAINS ALMONDS.

       Beer Location: 1

    Portland, OR giganticbrewing.com

  • Golden Valley Brewery

    Golden Valley Brewery
    Straight to the Noggin

    Eggnog Milk StoutABV: 8.0% • IBUs: 30
    Munich, chocolate, and caramel malts lend a little complexity and complement the cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and vanilla that make this an eggnog-flavored stout. The addition of lactose sugar gives a bold creaminess that you'd expect when thinking about eggnog. This beer is sweet and dark to go with the winter days, so cozy up and enjoy.

       Beer Location: 5

    McMinnville, OR goldenvalleybrewery.com

  • Hopworks Urban Brewery

    Hopworks Urban Brewery
    Cookie Pillager

    Pastry Kveik ABV: 8.0% • IBUs: 15
    This is a strong beer fermented with a kveik yeast strain and modeled after a traditional Scandinavian Christmas cookie. Vanilla, cardamom, almond oil, blackberries, and raspberries were added during fermentation to simulate the traditional topping of the cookies.

       Beer Location: 5

    Portland, OR hopworksbeer.com

  • MadCow Brewing Co.

    MadCow Brewing Co.
    Ol' Saint Snick's Santa Doodle

    Spiced Cream AleABV: 5.5%
    Leaving milk and cookies out on Christmas was thoughtful when you were a kid, but now you're all grown up. This year, why not enjoy this snickerdoodle-inspired beer and maybe...just maybe...if you leave some out for Ol' Saint Snick, it will get you a spot on the "Nice" list! This light-bodied beer has a velvety texture with flavors of cinnamon, vanilla, and milk sugar, giving you one great cookie...er, beer.

       Beer Location: 2

    Portland, OR madcowbrewing.com

  • McMenamins (Edgefield)

    McMenamins (Edgefield)
    Lord of Misrule

    Barrel-Aged Samoa Milk StoutABV: 11.9% • IBUs: 23
    Charged with leading the Christmas revelries, the impish Lord of Misrule is ever changing. This year's brew features a tried-and-true milk stout, but with the whisper of chocolate, caramel, and coconut reminiscent of a Samoa cookie. Barrel aging in Edgefield Distillery's whiskey and rum barrels imparts the character and mischief for which this Lord is so known.

       Beer Location: 2

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

  • Montavilla Brew Works

    Montavilla Brew Works
    Lupulin Symphony

    Imperial IPAABV: 8.0% • IBUs: 80
    A clean, crisp, and bright Northwest IPA bursting with tropical flavors from Falconer's Flight hops, which harmonize with aromas of pineapple, passionfruit and grapefruit from Citra and Vic Secret dry hop additions.

       Beer Location: 1

    Portland, OR montavillabrew.com

  • Ninkasi Brewing Co.

    Ninkasi Brewing Co.
    Golden Milk & Cookies

    Golden Milk AleABV: 7.1%
    Inspired by traditional Ayurvedic tonics of India, Golden Milk and Cookies boasts hints of ginger, turmeric, and cinnamon swirling in succulent coconut. It's a perfectly sweet and slightly spicy treat for the holidays. ALLERGY WARNING: CONTAINS ALMONDS AND COCONUT.

       Beer Location: 1

    Eugene, OR ninkasibrewing.com

  • Oakshire Brewing

    Oakshire Brewing
    Nui Nui Tiki Sour

    American Sour AleABV: 8.0%
    Inspired by the infamous Nui Nui tiki cocktail, this imperial sour ale combines tangerine puree and fresh squeezed lime juice with cinnamon, vanilla, and allspice, finished with a dash of bitters. One sip and the exotic flavors and warming alcohol will transport you straight to Don the Beachcombers, circa 1937.

       Beer Location: 1

    Eugene, OR oakbrew.com

  • Pear UP

    Pear UP
    Cranpeary Salted Caramel

    PerryABV: 5.2%
    Embrace the season with tart cranberry perfectly balanced with smooth lightly salted caramel. Winter notes are infused with a delicious pear blend that's just what the winter needs. Full flavor and a robust mouthfeel give way to a refreshingly light finish for a one-of-a-kind experience. As the longest running 100% pear cider company in the nation, Pear UP pioneered the low sugar, flavor forward American perry.

       Beer Location: 1

    East Wenatchee, WA pearupcider.com

  • Pelican Brewing Co.

    Pelican Brewing Co.
    Old Fashioned at Sea

    Dark Strong AleABV: 7.9% • IBUs: 18
    Get lost at sea with this zesty Old Fashioned-inspired beer. A deeply complex malt character of toffee and caramel, punctuated by tart cherries and candied orange peel, drives the flavors of this classic cocktail. Indulge in the decadence of this winter warmer that will bring you home to port.

       Beer Location: 1

    Pacific City, OR pelicanbrewing.com

  • pFriem Brewing

    pFriem Brewing
    Tropical IPA

    IPAABV: 6.7% • IBUs: 30
    This is an easy drinking, super juicy IPA fermented with the Kveik Voss strain from Norway, dry hopped with Citra, Nelson and El Dorado hops, and clarified bright.

       Beer Location: 2

    Hood River, OR pfriembeer.com

  • Portland Cider Co.

    Portland Cider Co.
    Royal Blackberry

    Fruit Imperial CiderABV: 10.0%
    An imperial blackberry cider fit for a royal! Oregon blackberries and Northwest grown apples come together for a decadently rich and boozy drink.

       Beer Location: 1

    Clackamas, OR portlandcider.com

  • Reverend Nat's Hard Cider

    Reverend Nat's Hard Cider
    Oatmeal Cookie Abbey Spice

    CiderABV: 7.4%
    Reverend Nat's perennial classic Abbey Spice, itself always fermented with raisins, is served warm, this time with toasted oats for a spiced oatmeal cookie flavor.

       Beer Location: 2

    Portland, OR reverendnatshardcider.com

  • Rogue Ales Brewery

    Rogue Ales Brewery
    Whiskey Barrel-Aged Double Chocolate Stout

    Barrel-Aged Imperial StoutABV: 11.7% • IBUs: 68
    Rogue Ales Double Chocolate Stout was aged in Rogue Spirits Dead Guy Whiskey barrels for over a year, resulting in a decadent, viscous, dark and delicious brew--all the things you want in a barrel-aged imperial stout!

       Beer Location: 5

    Newport, OR rogue.com

  • Stickmen Brewing Company

    Stickmen Brewing Company
    It's Gingerbrett, Man

    Winter SeasonalABV: 8.5% • IBUs: 18
    Get your holiday cookie fix with this 100% brett-fermented dark winter seasonal blended with warm spices and select beers from Stickemen's barrel program.

       Beer Location: 1

    Lake Oswego, OR stickmenbeer.com BeerAdvocate RateBeer

  • StormBreaker Brewing

    StormBreaker Brewing
    Pretty Fly For a Chai Guy

    Chai-Spiced Winter WarmerABV: 8.5% • IBUs: 22
    A winter warmer with deliciously cozy chai spices of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, green cardamom, star anise, and black pepper. Chocolate and honey malt add a rich complexity, while Mexican vanilla beans provide a velvety smoothness. Try not to spill any on that ugly sweater!

       Beer Location: 1

    Portland, OR stormbreakerbrewing.com

  • Stoup Brewing

    Stoup Brewing
    Raspy Angel Bourbon Stout

    Bourbon Barrel-Aged StoutABV: 11.0% • IBUs: 80
    A big, bold, roasty stout brewed with generous amounts of English crystal malt and roasted barley. It's hopped yet balanced with malt sweetness and a full-bodied mouthfeel. This beer aged in a blend of 9 and 12 months in 10-year old Elijah Craig barrels. This smooths out the beer and contributes notes of wood, whiskey and vanilla.

       Beer Location: 1

    Seattle, WA stoupbrewing.com

  • Sunriver Brewing Co.

    Sunriver Brewing Co.
    Shiver Me Timbers!

    Caribbean-Style Export StoutABV: 8.2% • IBUs: 50
    A historical beer styled after the export stouts of Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Caribbean. Warm fermented with lager yeast, this brew is full bodied and bittersweet with notes of molasses, coffee, and baker's chocolate.

       Beer Location: 1

    Sunriver, OR sunriverbrewingcompany.com

  • Three Mugs Brewing Co.

    Three Mugs Brewing Co.
    Mrs. Claus' Gingerbread Desire

    White Chocolate Gingerbread AleABV: 6.5% • IBUs: 12
    Cookies have always been served with MILK! She knew that, everyone knew that, but something in her stirred. Maybe cookies really were meant for more. She hesitated, only for a second, before plunging her gingerbread cookie head first into a tall glass of her favorite white chocolate ale. The rest is history, and even now we leave only two things out for the holidays: gingerbread cookies and white chocolate ale.

       Beer Location: 1

    Hillsboro, OR threemugsbrewing.com

  • Threshold Brewing & Blending

    Threshold Brewing & Blending
    Grandma's Loaded

    Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout BlendABV: 10.0%
    Dark like a long winter's night and with a rich, boozy finish, this imperial stout hibernated for 12 months in whiskey barrels before mingling with a separate fruitcake-fermented imperial stout. It's aged on loads of ripe cherries, plump raisins, dates, and prunes, plus secret spices only grandma knows about! The perfect blend of naughty and nice with a semi-dry finish and an extra kick of holiday spirit.

       Beer Location: 2

    Portland, OR threshold.beer

  • Trap Door Brewing

    Trap Door Brewing
    Nut Tree

    Candied-Nut Imperial PorterABV: 8.5%
    Nut Tree is inspired by the luxurious aroma of roasted nuts wafting in the air at the Holiday Ale Festival. The brewers used more than 200 pounds of hand-roasted and candied almonds and pecans, plus cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, vanilla, and maple syrup for a decadent holiday beverage brimming with that classic Holiday Ale Festival aroma. [CONTAINS NUTS. LACTOSE-FREE.]

       Beer Location: 2

    Vancouver, WA trapdoorbrewing.com

  • Upright Brewing Co.

    Upright Brewing Co.
    Sherry Barrel Stock Ale

    Stock AleABV: 8.0% • IBUs: 40
    This beer blends a sherry barrel-aged brew with a fresh, young beer produced at Level to create a classic, well-balanced English-style stock ale showing traditional character with notes of oak and sherry.

       Beer Location: 2

    Portland, OR uprightbrewing.com

  • Victor-23 Craft Brewery

    Victor-23 Craft Brewery
    Dan Cooper's Confession

    Churro Sweet Stout ABV: 10.5%
    A churro-inspired stout featuring massive amounts of doughy, bready grains, honey, and lactose. The beer was conditioned on cinnamon, toasted cocoa nibs, and vanilla beans. [CONTAINS LACTOSE]

       Beer Location: 2

    Vancouver, WA victor23.com

  • Von Ebert Brewing

    Von Ebert Brewing
    Oma's Dessert Lager

    Dark LagerABV: 5.0% • IBUs: 20
    Oma loved to make her lebkuchen with cinnamon, ginger, allspice, and clove. Oma's favorite time of year was the holidays, and this sweet dark dessert lager with German lebkuchen spices was made in her honor.

       Beer Location: 2

    Portland, OR vonebertbrewing.com

  • West Coast Grocery Co.

    West Coast Grocery Co.
    It's the Holiday Saison

    Barrel-Aged SaisonABV: 5.8% • IBUs: 15
    This winter saison aged in Argyle Winery chardonnay barrels offers a fruity nose, hints of clover character, and a chardonnay essence as a result of four months aging in barrels. Saisons are lovely all year round, but the brewers have only produced a small amount of this one for the holiday season/saison and the Holiday Ale Festival.

       Beer Location: 1

    Portland, OR westcoastgrocerycompany.com

  • Wolf Tree Brewery

    Wolf Tree Brewery
    Donker Boom

    Belgian Dark Strong AleABV: 10.0%
    Donker Boom (dark tree) is a Belgian dark strong ale brewed with spruce tips and fermented in Pinot noir barrels. It features a strong malty backbone and fruity sweetness.

       Beer Location: 1

    Seal Rock, OR wolftreebrewery.com