I'm a huge fan of big beer festivals that offer a wide range of styles. But it's also fun to delve deeper into a particular style and explore the variety that it offers. Recently, Farmhouse and Wild ales have been growing in popularity.
So here's your chance to learn (and taste) more! Saraveza will be hosting Portland's first Farmhouse and Wild Ale Festival on March 30 - 31. For more information and the full taplist, check out the details below.
Portland Farmhouse & Wild Ale Festival
Saturday March 30th 1-10pm
Sunday March 31st 1-9pm
Saraveza and Saraveza's Bad Habit Room
1004 N. Killingsworth St.
Portland, OR 97217
Farmhouse-style beers are among the most rustic and traditional ales of the farming regions of France and Belgium and until recently were virtually unknown in America. In recent years breweries of the Pacific NW have helped bring about the resurgence of these beers with traditional methods like using locally grown ingredients that may be found in our farms and fields.
Portland's first ever Farmhouse and Wild Ale Festival celebrates U.S. brewers who have embraced the styles of Saison, Biere de Garde and Brettanamyoces inflected beers which vary from light to strong, earthy, spicy, fruity and funky tart.
Held at North Portand's Saraveza Tavern and neighboring Bad Habit Room on Saturday and Sunday March 30th and 31st the festival will feature more than 20 farmhouse style beers from across the country, many never before available and from both established and new breweries. The 2 day festival will feature rotating taps at both Saraveza and the Bad Habit Room changing over 2 days and outdoor seating and standing space on N. Michigan. Advanced ticket purchase is encouraged. The taplist will include classics like Ommegang's Hennepin to rare kegs from breweries like Anchorage's Anadromous and Rondy Brew, vintage beers such as 2011 Provisions from Block 15, exclusive one-off kegs like Byrd Stout from Upright Brewing and beers not even distributed in Oregon like Telegraph Brewing's Obscura Vulpine with Blackberries.
1. Agrarian Ales Coalescence Spring Saison
2. Anchorage The Tides and its Takers Triple
3. Anchorage Anadromous
4. Anchorage Rondy Brew
5. Block 15 2011 Provision
6. Block 15 2011 Demon's Farm
7. Block 15 Caves Saison
8. Boulevard Tank 7
9. Breakside French Fennel Farmhouse
10. Bruery Sour in the Rye
11. Bruery Saison de Lente
12. Cascade Grand Saison
13. Commons Myrtle
14. Crux Saison
15. Humble Saaz Saison
16. Jolly Pumpkin Bam Biere
17. Logsdon Seizeon Bretta
18. Logsdon Far West Vlaming
19. New Belgium Brett Beer
20. New Belgium Biere de Mars
21. Ommegang Biere d'Hougoumont
22 .Ommegang Hennepin
23. Ommegang Art of Darkness
24. Pfriem Saison
25. Pfriem Black Saison
26. Pfriem Super Saison
27. Solera French Tickler (Grisette)
28. Solera Lapin Lover (Wild Kriek)
29. Telegraph Obscura Vulpine w/ Blackberries
30. Upright Byrd Stout
31. Upright Barrel-Aged Seven
On opening at 1pm on Saturday March 30th an initial list of 20 beers will be available at either Saraveza's bar or the Bad Habit Room with the other 11+ beers rotating in over the 2 days of the festival as kegs kick. Tickets are on sale now for $20 which includes a commemorative Farmhouse Festival glass and 10 drink tickets good for a 4oz sample of beer (some beers are more expensive and cost 2 tickets per sample). You are encouraged to purchase tickets here before they sell out. Sales day-of will be CASH ONLY if there are glasses left.
Entrance fee to the festival is $20 which includes a commemorative Farmhouse Festival glass and 10 drink tickets good for a 4oz sample of beer (some beers are more expensive and cost 2 tickets per sample). You are encouraged to purchase tickets here before they sell out.
Saturday March 30th 1-10pm & Sunday March 31st 1-9pm At Saraveza, outside sidewalk and Saraveza’s Speakeasy, Bad Habit Room.
Derived from the owner’s name and the Spanish word for beer, Saraveza Bottle Shop & Pasty Tavern is a place to celebrate craft beer, eat well and enjoy friends and strangers alike. We’re a North Portland watering hole and craft beer convenience store w/ 250+ bottles and 9 rotating taps. Whether you’re new to the brew scene and need some guidance or an old pro just looking for something rare, Saraveza’s beertenders will find a flavor that works for you.