2010 Holiday Ale Fest Beer List!

The 2010 Holiday Ale Festival begins in just 32 days!  I just counted the list and 46 breweries will be pouring their finest holiday brews.  The ales at the HAF are very unique.  They're not the "regular" holiday / winter seasonals that you'll find at your grocery store.  Most are limited run, or special editions that are produced exclusively for the fest.

This year's festival runs from December 1 -5, so try to find some time to ride the MAX down to Pioneer Courthouse Square and enjoy some holiday cheer!  If you'd like to volunteer, you'll get a free t-shirt, mug, and 12 beer tokens.  If you're interested, you need to sign up quickly.  As of today, the only shifts available are on Sunday.  For more details, check out the HAF website.

The current brewer and beer list (subject to change) is listed below.  Which ales look the most interesting to you?   I can't wait to try Block 15's Figgy Pudding, Fifty Fifty Brewing's Concentrated Evil, and Oakshire Brewing's Very Ill Tempered Gnome (don't know much about the beer, but I love the name).   Which ales are you looking forward to tasting?

2010 Brewery List
  • 10 Barrel Brewing Co
    Pray For Snow Strong Ale
  • Alameda Brewing Co
    Papa Noels Moonlight Reseve Strong Ale (Olde Ale)
  • Alaskan Brewing Co
    Alaskan Barley Wine ~ Vintage 2008 Strong Ale (Barley Wine)
  • Bear Republic Brewing Co
    Ebeweesner Scrooge Sour Ale
  • Beer Valley Brewing
    Ho Ho Ho Slapper Strong Ale
  • Block 15 Restaurant & Brewery
    Figgy Pudding, Olde Stock Specialty Beer (Brandy Barrel Aged Strong Ale with Figs, Spices & Brettanomyces)
  • Boneyard Beer Company
    Femme Fatale Sour Ale ( sour red brown with raspberries and cranberries)
  • Breakside Brewery
    Breakside Belge d'Hiver Strong Ale (Belgian-style Barley wine/Super saison)
  • BridgePort Brewing Co
    Old Knucklehead Strong Ale (Barley Wine)
  • Buckbean Brewing Co
    Very Noddy Lager Dark Lager (Imperial Schwarzbier)
  • Buckman Village Brewery
    TA Specialty Beer
  • Cascade Brewing
    Sang Noir Sour Ale (Bourbon Fruit Sour Red)
  • Coalition Brewing
    Lost Glove Strong Ale
  • Collaborator
    Aegir's Cauldron Smoke-Flavored or Wood-Aged Beer (Barrel aged porter)
  • Columbia River Brewing Co.
    Paddlers Porter Porter ( Chocolate - Vanilla Bean Baltic Porter )
  • Deschutes Brewery
    TBA Belgian Strong Ale
  • Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom
    tbd Dark Lager
  • Eel River Brewing Co
    2009 climax noel Specialty Beer (strong belgian hybrid)
  • Fifty Fifty Brewing Co
    Concentrated Evil Belgian Strong Ale (Strong Dark Belgian brewed with raisins, exotic sugars)
  • Firestone Walker Brewing Co
    Special Barrel Blend Strong Ale
  • Fort George Brewery and Public House
    North the Fourth Strong Ale
  • Gilgamesh Brewing
    Cranberry Saison Belgian and French Ale
  • Hazel Dell Brewpub
    Steins Chrismas Ale Specialty Beer (Dark Chrismas Ale)
  • Holiday Ale
    JIM 2010 Strong Ale (Strong Ale Blend)
  • Holiday Ale
    Moore Holiday Ale Specialty Beer (Imperial Pilsner)
  • Hop Valley Brewing Co
    Festeroo Strong Ale (Old Ale)
  • Hopworks Urban Brewery
    TBD Strong Ale
  • Lagunitas Brewing Co
    Bourbon-Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout Stout (Russian Imperial Stout)
  • Laht Neppur Brewing Co
    To Be Determined Stout
  • Laurelwood Brewing Co
    Black Pepper Belgian Pale Ale Belgian Strong Ale
  • Lompoc Brewing Co
    Franc'ly Brewdolph Belgian Strong Ale (Belgian Red)
  • Lucky Labrador Brewing
    Pavlov's Russian Imperial Strout Stout
  • McMenamins
    Parson Brown English Brown Ale (American Brown / Winter Warmer Hybrid)
  • Migration Brewery
    Nor'Easter Belgian Strong Ale (Belgian Winter Speciality)
  • Natian Brewery
    Winter IPA India Pale Ale (IPA)
  • New Belgium Brewing Co
    Lips Of Faith mix of kegs Strong Ale (Various beers)
  • Ninkasi Brewing Co
    Unconventional Stout (Imperial Stout with Lavendar , Taragon, and Heather)
  • Oakshire Brewing
    Very Ill Tempered Gnome Strong Ale
  • Rock Bottom Brewery
    Blitzen Belgian Strong Ale (Belgian Style Tripple)
  • Seven Brides Brewing
    Weezin-ator Specialty Beer (Doppelbock)
  • Shmaltz Brewing Co.
    Jewbelation Blend Strong Ale
  • Southern Oregon Brewing Co
    Mrs. Claws Strong Ale
  • Stone Brewing Co
    Stone Smoked Porter W/ Vanilla Beans Porter (Spiced )
  • Three Creeks Brewing Co
    Rudolph's Imperial Red Strong Ale (Imperial Red)
  • Vertigo Brewing
    Special Chocolate Porter Porter (Chocolate Porter)
  • Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
    Black Dynamite Specialty Beer (Lemon, Chocolate, Peppercorn, Baltic Porter)

11/19:  Click for an updated beer list with detailed descriptions.

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