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


2019 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-6L bottle-conditioned Belgian beers that get uncorked to put the finishing touches on the incredible Sunday Beer Brunch event.

  • Block 15 Brewing Co.

    Block 15 Brewing Co.
    Snozzberry (2017) [Draft]

    Specialty Ale
    Matured in French oak barrels with freshly pick Snozzberries for five hundred days, three hours, and 15 seconds. This is an eccentric beer, at time showing notes of peach and strawberry, at other times mango and raspberry, sometimes farmhouse and blackberry, but always snozzberry.

    Corvallis, OR block15.com

  • Brasserie Dubuisson

    Brasserie Dubuisson
    Scaldis Noel (2008) [Draft]

    Belgian/French AleABV: 13.0%
    This 13% Belgian Golden Strong Ale / Barley Wine is a huge holiday beer from Brasserie Dubuisson. It's has a classic caramel malt and holiday spice aroma, with marzipan, caramels and subtle peach note flavors that will have aged and transformed into plum, dates and deep caramels, with a lingering cognac warming finish that will play off the pastries nicely.

    Leuze-Pipaix, Belgium br-dubuisson.com BeerAdvocate RateBeer

    The version has cellared for over 10 years and heat will have mellowed and caramel and candy notes will stand out.

    - Holiday Ale Festival Staff
  • Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen

    Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
    Cuvee Armand & Gaston (2017) [1.5L (Magnum)]

    Gueuze
    A blend of one-, two-, and three-year old traditional lambics. Spontaneous fermentation, patient maturation in oak barrels, and continued evolution in the bottle result in a distinctively complex beer. No two bottlings are alike, as there are multiple variables in the blending process, a variety of barrel sizes and shapes, differences in aged lambic proportions, etc.This particular geuze is blended from lambics aged on 4 different barrels, originating from wort of 8 different brews.

    3fonteinen.be

  • Brouwerij De Brabandere

    Brouwerij De Brabandere
    Petrus Aged Pale (Single Foeder) (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.

    Bavikhove petrussourbeer.com/en

    In this rare opportunity, we have the chance to enjoy a 6L Methusaleh from a single fouder.

    - Holiday Ale Festival Staff
  • Great Notion Brewing

    Great Notion Brewing
    Momo [Draft]

    IPA
    A Southern Hemisphere hazy IPA double dry-hopped exclusively with Motueka.

    Portland, OR greatnotionpdx.com

    Who needs orange juice when you can have Momo!

    - Holiday Ale Festival Staff
  • Holiday Ale Festival

    Holiday Ale Festival
    Mystery Sour [6L (Methusaleh)]

    Sour AleABV: 10.0%
    This will be a surprise for all of us and we can't want to see that the bottle has to offer for us all!

    Portland, OR holidayale.com

  • The Ale Apothecary

    The Ale Apothecary
    Fantabosco Farmhouse [Draft]

    Farmhouse
    This one off (cask) beer is a low ABV farmhouse ale fermented with Ale Apothecary's house culture. Expect a light graininess, mild tartness and estery contributions from the yeast.

    Bend, OR thealeapothecary.com