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.

Sunday Brunch Beers

2018 Sunday Brunch Beers

The Sunday Brunch Beers are exclusive to the Sunday Beer Brunch, which requires a separate admission. These beers are generally rare or vintage releases of styles well paired with the featured European-style brunch menu. In addition to the tap offerings, there are also some 1.5L-9L bottle-conditioned Belgian beers that get uncorked to put the finishing touches on the incredible Sunday Beer Brunch event.

Please note! The following special bottle beers are from 2018 as the 2019 list is still a work-in-progress.

  • 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.


    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 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

  • 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 [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

    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