Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Holiday Ale Festival 2011

 Well, #pdxbeergeeks... It's that time - time for the most glorious of West Coast Ale Festivals, big, deep, delicious ales (and some surprises, too!) starting this afternoon and running through Sunday in Portland's own living room, Pioneer Courthouse Square.

  • Wed 11/30: 2pm - 10pm
  • Thu 12/1: 11am - 10pm
  • Fri 12/2: 11am - 10pm
  • Sat 12/3: 11am - 10pm
  • Sun 12/4: 11am - 5pm
Get set for the tasty libations to occupy your tastebuds, as you test out standard holiday releases, some special releases, and mellow out with a Sunday Brunch option.

Our very own fearless leader, Michael (@mmcooljam) will be pouring today starting at 1 pm - check his twitter feed for location, and go say hullo! I'll be exploring the Holiday Ale Fest and all the Cheers for Charity opportunities on Saturday around noon, so please join up if you're headed there, too!

As always, this promises to be a fantastic experience - loads of great local beers, some exciting limited release beers, and tons of wonderful people. If you've got your #pdxbeergeeks shirt, don't forget to sport it and let others know that you're in the tribe! Thanks to everyone who continues to make Portland such a great place to be a #pdxbeergeek!

 Want the Holiday Ale Fest to go, on your mobile device? Get up-to-second updates on beer tappings and locations, maps/directions, daily hours of operation, special hotel packages and more directly on your mobile phone. Just visit

The rest of the nitty gritty below: 

Pioneer Courthouse Square
701 SW Sixth Ave
Portland, Oregon 97204
Directly on the MAX transit line!
The Festival also includes on-site food, mead tasting, festival merchandise and more!

*FREE* re-admission into the Festival all 5 days with wristband and current year's mug.

To enter and taste beers, the purchase of an initial tasting package is required. The package includes a souvenir mug, 8 beer tickets and costs $25 at the door.

Additional beer tickets can be purchased for $1 each. Previous years' mugs cannot be used; however, current year mugs can be reused on subsequent visits within the same yearly festival.

Cheers! Hope to see you all there!