A Different View of Holiday Ale Fest Beers

The 2010 Holiday Ale fest kicks off in just 2 days!  By now, you have probably seen the beer list and its delicious descriptions on this blog or the HAF website.  But what you've seen was probably just a long list.  I thought it would be fun to see the information about the standard release beers in a different way.

I created a few graphs that give you more insight into the beer.  I also sorted the information in a way that I hope is helpful as you ponder your holiday ale quaffing adventures.  Let's begin...

By Style:  Strong Ales represent 45% of beers at the fest!  Belgian Ales and Porters are the second and third most common styles, respectively.  

By Brewer Region:   72% of the beers (33) are from Oregon.  18% (8) are from California.  Only 10% (5) of the beers are from Washington, Alaska, Nevada, and even one from Belgium. 

By City within Oregon:  Of the 33 beers from the Beaver state, 17 (52%) are from Portland.  Bend is home to four beers and Eugene is sending us two.  Ten other cities are each providing one beer.

Brews by Style:  If you're interested in certain styles, here's your cheat sheet.

Belgian Ale
Belge d'Hiver
Black Pepper Belgian Pale Ale
Concentrated Evil  
Franc'ly Brewdolph
Scaldis Noel
Streaking the Quad

Brown Ale
Parson Brown 

Dark Lager
Very Noddy Lager


Old Grogham Winter IPA

Moore Holiday Ale  

Ginger Beer
Lips of Faith Selections
Steins Christmas Ale

Aegir's Cauldron
Black Dynamite  
La Niña Coffee Porter
Paddler's Porter
Smoked Porter w/ Vanilla Beans
Union Barrel Fermented Porter  

Red Ale
Climax Noel (2009)  
Rudolph's Imperial Red  

Cranberry Saison

Sour Ale
Ebeweesner Scrooge
Femme Fatale
Sang Noir

Pavlov's Russian Imperial Stout
Toe Tingler Stout

Strong Ale
Alaskan Barley Wine (2008)
Brown Mashuggana
Figgy Pudding, Olde Stock  
Ho Ho Ho Slapper
Jewbelation Blend  
Kentucky Christmas
Lost Glove
Mrs. Claws  
North the Fourth
Old Foghorn
Old Knucklehead Barley Wine
Papa Noel's Moonlight Reserve
Pray For Snow  
Very Ill-Tempered Gnome  

Let me know if you found this interesting or somewhat helpful.  Be sure to check out my preview of 13 Holiday Ale Fest brews.  Enjoy the Festival!!

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  1. New Belgium is going to be there with Lips of Faith, right? Where's Colorado? Nice list though, if I hadn't already marked up a program, I'd probably just print your list and use it today.

  2. Thanks for that observation and for your note. Yes, New Belgium will be there. I originally excluded them because I was planning to make a chart on ABV % and IBUs, but that detail was not available for LIps of Faith. I dropped that idea and forget to add them back in. I'll add them back into my listing by style. Thanks! Have a great time. Cheers!


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