Saturday, December 5, 2009

More Holiday Ale Festival

Here are a few pictures from last night at the festival. Sorry about the quality, I took these with my iphone because I forgot my camera (again).
Here are some of my favorites from the fest:
  • Upright Brewing - Holy Herb
  • New Belgium Brewing - La Folie (Wed. night) & Tart Lychee(Fri. night)
  • Oakshire Brewing - Very Ill Tempered Gnome
  • Hopworks Urban Brewery - Kronan the Barbarian
  • Full Sail Brewing - Wassail Holiday Blend
  • Cascade Brewing - Dre Zwarte Pienten "Sang Noir" 2009
  • Deschutes Brewery - Lost Barrels of Mirror Mirror

Those are just a few. If you haven't gone down there, you should! We're heading down there right now!
For more complete coverage check out these fine blogs:

Okay I need to get my act together and get down there!


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

'Tis The Season - Holiday Ale Festal Part 1: Preview

Ok, it's that time of year again. Time for the Holiday Ale Festival. The HAF is probably my favorite festivals of the year in Portland (even though this is only my 2nd time to attend this festival). A lot of that has to do with the fact that I really enjoy holiday beer of all types, which is what you find at this festival.

Okay here is the info for the Holiday Ale Festival, which kicks off today at 2 pm.

Holiday Ale Festival, Dec 2-6
Pioneer Courthouse Square
Wed, 2 pm - 10pm
Thurs-Sat, 11am - 10pm
Sun, 11am - 7pm
Website and here is the Twitter feed.

Here are a few of the beers I'm looking forward to trying this year (in no particular order):
  • Alaskan Brewing - Alaskan Barley Wine - Always a solid brew
  • Block 15 Brewing Co. - Oaked St. Nick
  • Cascade Brewing - Anything they serve will be fun!
  • Firestonewalker Brewing Co. - Oatmeal Stout
  • Full Sail Brewing Co. - Wassail Holiday Blend - Sounds intriguing.
  • Hair of the Dog Brewing Co. - Jim 2009
  • New Belgium Brewing Co. - Various Lips of Faith beers! Not to be missed!
These are just a few of the beers I look forward to trying today. There are some other beers that sound like solid brews, so we will see...