The 24th annual Holiday Ale Festival will feature at least 50 craft beers, ciders and meads in the main lineup, all of which are made or blended specifically for the event. The event, to be held at Pioneer Courthouse Square, will also offer a number of meet the brewer events and dozens more specialty and rare beer tappings.
Wednesday 12/4 -Saturday 12/7: 11am-9pm
Note Sunday hours: 11am-5pm
Despite being held outdoors during one of the coldest months of the year, you’ll stay cozy and warm under clear-topped tents fueled by gas heaters. A second level above the main floor, dubbed the Sky Bar, serves additional taps and provides ample elbow room for attendees to relax, spread out and peek at the revelers below. Portland’s lighted Christmas tree serves as a festive and colorful centerpiece for the holiday event.
An onsite coat and bag check and the Crater Lake Soda Garden raises funds for the Children’s Cancer Association MyMusicRx Program, which delivers the healing power of music to the bedsides of children and teens facing cancer and other serious illnesses. The Holiday Ale Festival matches and doubles all funds raised. The festival offers two food vendors and self-guided cheese and beer pairings. The event is for ages 21 and over.