2019 HOLIDAY ALE FEST DESCRIPTIONS
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2 Towns CiderhouseCorvallisOR2townsciderhouse.comKentucky Barrel Nice & NaughtyWood-Aged CiderCider, Barrel Aged110This specialty cider is fermented with dark Meadowfoam honey and aged in bourbon barrels with whole nutmeg, clove and cinnamon sticks for 12 months. Crammed full of cheerful winter spices that mingle with the wood and sweet bourbon aromas, this cider is sure to warm up your cold winter nights. 3/8Sky Bar
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54-40 Brewing Co.WashougalWA5440beer.comOH SNAP!Winter WarmerWinter Ale716More than a half pound per barrel of real gingersnap cookies went into the mash of this delicious cookie-like winter ale, brewed in collaboration with Mecca Grade Malt using its Lamonta, Shaniko, and Opal malts. This beer drinks smooth with notes of toffee and––you guessed it––ginger. OH SNAP!1/4Small Bar
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Anthem CiderSalemORanthemcider.comHoliday Honeycrisp DelightSemi-Dry CiderCider6n/aThis cider uses single varietal Honeycrisp apples complemented by a Belgian wit ale yeast to provide a flavorful burst of fall apples. Finished with orange peel and holiday spices, it’s a cornucopia celebration of the season. 1/4Small Bar
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Backwoods Brewing Co.CarsonWAbackwoodsbrewingcompany.comSmoked Pecan Pie PorterSmoked PorterPorter6.5n/aThis porter is the perfect way to treat yourself. The brewery smoked the pecans and aged the beer on bourbon oak. Made with five different grains, including chocolate and caramel malt, this seasonal porter gives off subtle chocolate notes complemented with hints of vanilla and smoked pecans. 1/4Sky Bar
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Bauman’s CiderGervaisORbaumanscider.conNuts in Cider—I Hardly Know ‘erSpiced CiderCider7.1n/aA delicious cider infused with sweet, spicy pecans and hazelnuts, warming cinnamon, cloves, and just the tiniest pinch of cayenne. 2/6Main Bar
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Bear Republic Brewing Co.CloverdaleCAbearrepublic.comMistletoe FetishBarrel Aged BlendStout, Barrel Aged1030Perfect for withstanding a cold winter’s day, this is a blend of big ales including a Russian imperial stout, a tart black ale infused with bitter and sweet orange peel, and a high gravity golden ale aged in a puncheon with dates. 1/4Main Bar
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Boneyard BeerBendORboneyardbeer.comDibble Dabble with a Dubbel Belgian-Style DubbelDubbel820Brewed from a traditional style with a Boneyard twist, this Belgian-style dubbel showcases a beautiful mahogany color that leads to sweet rich malt aromas and flavors of caramel. Using a unique yeast adds to the complexity and develops layers of flavors. Dibble Dabble with a Dubbel! 1/4Small Bar
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Cascade Lakes Brewing Co.RedmondORcascadelakes.comPure Dead BrilliantMaple Scotch Ale Scotch Ale1025Envision yourself cozied up next to a warm hearth on a tartan rug in your birthday suit. A graceful waft of peat smoke swirls in your nostrils as you nibble on maple cookies. A three-legged haggis dashes past the window frame. Yule is upon us, which begs complex malt flavors, the warmth of alcohol and the embrace of a lover. May your holidays be Pure Dead Brilliant. 1/4Sky Bar
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Crooked Stave Artisan Beer ProjectDenverCOcrookedstave.comSpontaneous Sunrise on Christmas MorningBarrel-Aged Sour AleSour6.515This vibrant once-in-a-lifetime blend consists of equal parts Port barrel-aged framboise, brandy barrel-aged L’Brett d’Apricot, a three-year vintage golden sour ale barrel aged in Sauvignon blanc barrels, and the last barrel of Five Golden Rings (a Holiday Ale Festival blend from 2017). Glimmering with a vibrant orange hue, the aromas hint at raspberries, wine barrels and tart berry notes, while the palate offers rose petals, dried raspberries and hints of oak vanillin, all wrapped together with subtle Brettanomyces citrus and tropical notes. 2/6Main Bar
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Crux Fermentation ProjectBendORcruxfermentation.comClearly ConfusedBlonde StoutStout9n/aBig hits of chocolate and vanilla are present in the aroma while sweet chocolate overloads the flavor and creamy mouthfeel. This full-bodied and delicious beer offers moderate spicy notes as well. 2/6Sky Bar
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Deep Space BrewingHillsboroORdeepspacebrewing.comImperial Session StoutStoutStout5.5n/aA dry Irish stout brewed with a special mix of both a big, high ABV imperial beer and a smooth, low ABV session beer, resulting in a well-balanced stout.1/4Main Bar
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Deluxe BrewingAlbanyORdeluxebrewing.comDeluxe Old AleBarrel-Aged Old AleOld Ale9.227This limited edition winter warmer will keep you toasty this holiday season. Aged in Cabernet barrels for nine months, it features dark malts and a pronounced wine flavor of blackberries and plums.2/6Main Bar
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Depoe Bay Brewing Depoe BayORdepoebaybrewing.comDead Reckoning Belgian Trippel Trippel7.935This complex ale is difficult to pin down. It’s a winter warmer to be sure, but also a Belgian Trippel with a touch of local ingredients. Brewed once a year, this house beer for the winter months is a collaboration with the brewer and the employees at The Horn. Dead Reckoning is made with locally-foraged ingredients––spruce and fir tips––spiced with coriander and clove, and fermented at a slightly warmer temperature to increase the fruity character produced by a house yeast.1/4Main Bar
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Deschutes BreweryBendORdeschutesbrewery.comFresh Squeezed Old FashionedBarrel-Aged Imperial IPAIPA9.820This Imperial IPA is dark orange in color with flavors similar to an Old Fashioned cocktail. Barrel character provides some of the bourbon notes, orange tones and light cherry highlights.1/4Sky Bar
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Drakes BrewingOaklandCAdrinkdrakes.comSanta's BrassBarrel-Aged BarleywineBarleywine14.5n/aThis award-winning beer gets its complexity from four separate barrel-aged beers that were meticulously tasted and blended together. Big barrel-aged barleywine notes dominate the aromatics with tons of vanilla, caramel, and bourbon spice fading to dark fruit and coffee-like malty notes. Definitely a sipper for those cold winter nights next to a chestnut fire...or however that song goes.1/4Small Bar
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Ecliptic Brewing PortlandOReclipticbrewing.comPinot Noir Barrel-Aged Ecliptic + Russian River Belgian-Style Hoppy Golden Ale Barrel-Aged Belgian-Style Hoppy Golden AleGolden8.532Esters from the Belgian yeast blend nicely with fruit forward Pinot noir. Resinous, fruity hop varietals round out this beer that finishes with light notes of oak.2/6Main Bar
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Eel River Brewing Co.FortunaCAeelriverbrewing.comClear ChristmasBarrel-Aged Hard SeltzerHard Seltzer10n/aHard sparkling water brewed with rum-infused American oak, Madagascar bourbon vanilla beans, and a special spice blend.1/4Main Bar
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Everybody's BrewingWhite SalmonWAeverybodysbrewing.comPinot Noir Barrel-Aged Farmhouse AleBarrel-Aged Farmhouse AleFarmhouse812A blend of French saison and Belgian dubbel were aged in COR Cellars Pinot noir barrels with Pinot grapes for nearly a year. This beer pours a gorgeous ruby color and is very grape forward and juicy with hints of oak.1/4Small Bar
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Firestone WalkerPaso RoblesCAfIrestonebeer.comFalling SnowNorwegian Farmhouse AleFarmhouse9.5n/aFalling Snow is a take on a traditional Norwegian farmhouse ale, brewed with juniper and fermented with a kveik yeast strain. Mildly hoppy with rich malt character and a warming ABV, Falling Snow will help you survive a long Scandinavian winter.2/6Sky Bar
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Fort George BreweryAstoriaORfortgeorgebrewery.comMade to OrderBarrel-Aged Imperial Coffee StoutStout12.5n/aA strategic blend of imperial bourbon barrel stouts aged between 12 and 18 months. Selections were hand picked for the Holiday Ale Festival and conditioned on an intense amount of locally roasted coffee from Astoria’s Columbia River Coffee Roaster. No added sugar. No milk. No nuts. Yes, rich. Yes, roasty. Yes, delicious.3/8Main Bar
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Fortside Brewing Co.VancouverWAfortsidebrewing.comMullet of KrampusBegian DubbelDubbel821Aromas of dark chocolate and caramelized figs mingle with bright citrus and intoxicating mulled wine spices. Bourbon barrel derived layers of vanilla and charred oak emerge, supported by a satiatingly full-bodied fruitiness born from a secondary fermentation on a profuse bounty of Clark County Pinot noir grapes.1/4Main Bar
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Fremont Brewing SeattleWAfremontbrewing.com Orange FreakBarrel-Aged Winter Ale BlendWinter Ale 11n/aThis is a blend of Fremont’s B-Bomb and Winter Ale, thoughtfully blended with cocoa nibs and orange peel. Orange Freak is a nod to dark winter days and the stories they launch. May yours be worth retelling.1/4Main Bar
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Gateway BrewingPortlandORgatewaybrewingpdx.comNot Grandma’s Cranberry SauceWinter AleWinter Ale 9n/aThis is the first time Gateway has brewed this version of its seasonal winter ale, made exclusively for the Holiday Ale Festival, with just enough roasted cranberries to help get you into the holiday spirit. Grandma never put cranberries this good on the table.1/4Main Bar
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GiganticPortlandORgiganticbrewing.comStocking StufferMarzipan Citrus GoldenGolden7.218Stocking Stuffer was inspired by marzipan, the holiday treat made of almonds and sugar. The brewery started with a beautiful golden ale, then added plenty of almonds and orange peel. ALLERGY WARNING: CONTAINS ALMONDS.1/4Main Bar
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Golden Valley BreweryMcMinnvilleORgoldenvalleybrewery.comStraight to the NogginEggnog Milk StoutStout830Munich, chocolate, and caramel malts lend a little complexity and complement the cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and vanilla that make this an eggnog-flavored stout. The addition of lactose sugar gives a bold creaminess that you’d expect when thinking about eggnog. This beer is sweet and dark to go with the winter days, so cozy up and enjoy.1/4Sky Bar
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Hopworks Urban BreweryPortlandORhopworksbeer.comCookie Pillager Pastry Kveik Strong815This is a strong beer fermented with a kveik yeast strain and modeled after a traditional Scandinavian Christmas cookie. Vanilla, cardamom, almond oil, blackberries, and raspberries were added during fermentation to simulate the traditional topping of the cookies.1/4Sky Bar
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MadCow Brewing Co.GreshamORmadcowbrewing.comOl' Saint Snick's Santa DoodleSpiced Cream AleCream5.5n/aLeaving milk and cookies out on Christmas was thoughtful when you were a kid, but now you’re all grown up. This year, why not enjoy this snickerdoodle- inspired beer and maybe...just maybe...if you leave some out for Ol’ Saint Snick, it will get you a spot on the “Nice” list! This light-bodied beer has a velvety texture with flavors of cinnamon, vanilla, and milk sugar, giving you one great cookie...er, beer. All the joys of a snickerdoodle without the baking or extra calories. No dunking required for this cookie!1/4Small Bar
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McMenamins Edgefield BreweryTroutdaleORmcmenamins.comLord of Misrule 2019Barrel-Aged Samoa Milk StoutStout11.923Charged with leading the Christmas revelries, the impish Lord of Misrule is ever changing. This year’s brew features a tried-and-true milk stout, but with the whisper of chocolate, caramel, and coconut reminiscent of a Samoa cookie. Barrel aging in Edgefield Distillery’s whiskey and rum barrels imparts the character and mischief for which this Lord is so known.1/4Small Bar
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Montavilla Brew WorksPortlandORmontavillabrew.comLupulin SymphonyImperial IPAIPA880A clean, crisp, and bright Northwest IPA bursting with tropical flavors from Falconer’s Flight hops, which harmonize with aromas of pineapple, passionfruit and grapefruit from Citra and Vic Secret dry hop additions.1/4Main Bar
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Ninkasi BrewingEugeneOR ninkasibrewing.comGolden Milk & Cookies Golden Milk Ale Golden7.1n/aInspired by traditional Ayurvedic tonics of India, Golden Milk and Cookies boasts hints of ginger, turmeric, and cinnamon swirling in succulent coconut. It’s a perfectly sweet and slightly spicy treat for the holidays. ALLERGY WARNING: CONTAINS ALMONDS AND COCONUT. 1/4Main Bar
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Oakshire BrewingEugeneORoakbrew.comNui Nui Tiki SourAmerican Sour AleSour8n/aInspired by the infamous Nui Nui tiki cocktail, this imperial sour ale combines tangerine puree and fresh squeezed lime juice with cinnamon, vanilla, and allspice, finished with a dash of bitters. One sip and the exotic flavors and warming alcohol will transport you straight to Don the Beachcombers, circa 1937. 2/6Main Bar
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Pear UPEast WenatcheeWApearupcider.comCranpeary Salted CaramelPerryCider5.2n/aEmbrace the season with tart cranberry perfectly balanced with smooth lightly salted caramel. Winter notes are infused with a delicious pear blend that’s just what the winter needs. Full flavor and a robust mouthfeel give way to a refreshingly light finish for a one-of-a-kind experience. As the longest running 100% pear cider company in the nation, Pear UP pioneered the low sugar, flavor forward American perry.1/4Main Bar
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Pelican BrewingTillamookORpelicanbrewing.comOld Fashioned at SeaDark Strong AleStrong7.918Get lost at sea with this zesty Old Fashioned-inspired beer. A deeply complex malt character of toffee and caramel, punctuated by tart cherries and candied orange peel, drives the flavors of this classic cocktail. Indulge in the decadence of this winter warmer that will bring you home to port.1/4Main Bar
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pFriem Family BrewersHood RiverORpfriembeer.comTropical IPAIPAIPA6.730This is an easy drinking, super juicy IPA fermented with the Kveik Voss strain from Norway, dry hopped with Citra, Nelson and El Dorado hops, and clarified bright.1/4Small Bar
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Portland Cider Co.PortlandORportlandcider.comRoyal BlackberryFruit Imperial CiderCider10n/aAn imperial blackberry cider fit for a royal! Oregon blackberries and Northwest grown apples come together for a decadently rich and boozy drink.2/6Main Bar
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Reverend Nat's Hard CiderPortlandORreverendnatshardcider.comOatmeal Cookie Abbey SpiceCiderCider7.4n/aReverend Nat’s perennial classic Abbey Spice, itself always fermented with raisins, is served warm, this time with toasted oats for a spiced oatmeal cookie flavor.1/4Small Bar
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Rogue AlesNewportORrogue.comWhiskey Barrel-Aged Double Chocolate StoutBarrel-Aged Imperial StoutStout11.768Rogue Ales Double Chocolate Stout was aged in Rogue Spirits Dead Guy Whiskey barrels for over a year, resulting in a decadent, viscous, dark and delicious brew––all the things you want in a barrel-aged imperial stout!2/6Sky Bar
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Stickmen Brewing Co.TualatinORstickmenbeer.comIt's Gingerbrett, ManWinter SeasonalWinter Ale 8.518Get your holiday cookie fix with this 100% brett-fermented dark winter seasonal blended with warm spices and select beers from Stickemen's barrel program.1/4Main Bar
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StormBreaker BrewingPortlandORstormbreakerbrewing.comPretty Fly For a Chai GuyChai Spiced Winter WarmerWinter Ale 8.522A winter warmer with deliciously cozy chai spices of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, green cardamom, star anise, and black pepper. Chocolate and honey malt add a rich complexity, while Mexican vanilla beans provide a velvety smoothness. Try not to spill any on that ugly sweater!1/4Main Bar
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Stoup Brewing SeattleWAstoupbrewing.comRaspy Angel Bourbon StoutBourbon StoutStout, Barrel Aged1180A big, bold, roasty stout brewed with generous amounts of English crystal malt and roasted barley. It's hopped yet balanced with malt sweetness and a full-bodied mouthfeel. This beer aged in a blend of nine and 12 months in 10-year-old Elijah Craig barrels. This smoothed out the beer and contributed notes of wood, whiskey and vanilla.1/4Main BarNOTE: NEW BEER. The brewery submitted information for an IPA, then sent a stout.
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Sunriver Brewing Co.SunriverORsunriverbrewingcompany.comShiver Me Timbers!Caribbean-Style Export StoutStout8.250A historical beer styled after the export stouts of Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Caribbean. Warm fermented with lager yeast, this brew is full bodied and bittersweet with notes of molasses, coffee, and baker’s chocolate.1/4Main Bar
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Three Mugs Brewing Co.HillsboroORthreemugsbrewingco.comMrs. Claus's Gingerbread DesireWhite Chocolate Gingerbread AleWinter Ale 6.512Cookies have always been served with MILK! She knew that, everyone knew that, but something in her stirred. Maybe cookies really were meant for more. She hesitated, only for a second, before plunging her gingerbread cookie head first into a tall glass of her favorite white chocolate ale. The rest is history, and even now we leave only two things out for the holidays: gingerbread cookies and white chocolate ale.1/4Main Bar
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Threshold Brewing & BlendingPortlandORthreshold.beerGrandma's LoadedBarrel-Aged Imperial Stout BlendStout10n/aDark like a long winter’s night and with a rich, boozy finish, this imperial stout hibernated for 12 months in whiskey barrels before mingling with a separate fruitcake-fermented imperial stout. It’s aged on loads of ripe cherries, plump raisins, dates, and prunes, plus secret spices only grandma knows about! The perfect blend of naughty and nice with a semi-dry finish and an extra kick of holiday spirit.1/4Small Bar
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Trap Door BrewingVancouverWAtrapdoorbrewing.comNut TreeCandied Nut Imperial PorterPorter8.5n/aNut Tree is inspired by the luxurious aroma of roasted nuts wafting in the air at the Holiday Ale Festival. The brewers used more than 200 pounds of hand-roasted and candied almonds and pecans, plus cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, vanilla, and maple syrup for a decadent holiday beverage brimming with that classic Holiday Ale Festival aroma. [Does not contain lactose.]2/6Small Bar
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Upright BrewingPortlandORuprightbrewing.comSherry Barrel Stock AleStock AleStock840This beer blends a sherry barrel-aged brew with a fresh, young beer produced at Level to create a classic, well-balanced English-style stock ale showing traditional character with notes of oak and sherry.2/6Small Bar
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Victor-23 Craft Brewery VancouverWAvictor23.comDan Cooper's Confession Churro Sweet Stout Stout10.5n/aA churro-inspired stout featuring massive amounts of doughy, bready grains, honey, and lactose. The beer was conditioned on cinnamon, toasted cocoa nibs, and vanilla beans.1/4Small Bar
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Von Ebert Brewing PortlandORvonebertbrewing.comOma's Dessert LagerDark LagerLager520Oma loved to make her lebkuchen with cinnamon, ginger, allspice, and clove. Oma’s favorite time of year was the holidays, and this sweet dark dessert lager with German lebkuchen spices was made in her honor.1/4Small Bar
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West Coast Grocery Co.PortlandORwestcoastgrocerycompany.comIt's the Holiday SaisonBarrel-Aged SaisonSaison5.815This winter saison aged in Argyle Winery chardonnay barrels offers a fruity nose, hints of clover character, and a chardonnay essence as a result of four months aging in barrels. Saisons are lovely all year round, but the brewers have only produced a small amount of this one for the holiday season/saison and the Holiday Ale Festival.2/6Main Bar
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Wolf Tree BrewerySeal RockORwolftreebrewery.comDonker BoomBelgian Dark StrongStrong10n/aDonker Boom (dark tree) is a Belgian dark strong ale brewed with spruce tips and fermented in Pinot noir barrels. It features a strong malty backbone and fruity sweetness.1/4Main Bar
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