PORTLAND, Ore. (Oct. 29, 2018) – Tickets are now on sale for the 23rd annual Holiday Ale Festival, which willtake place Nov. 28 through Dec. 2 at Pioneer Courthouse Square, located at 701 SW Sixth Ave. Advance general admission and VIP tickets can be purchased atwww.holidayale.com.
The Northwest’s original outdoor winter beer festival – which is tented and heated – will feature more than 50 craft beers, ciders and meads in the main lineup, all of which are made or blended specifically for the event or are rare or vintage products not commonly tapped in the state.In addition, the festival will also feature a number of Meet the Brewer events and dozens of specialty and rare beer tappings. The Holiday Ale Festival is highly regarded as presenting one of best lineups of winter beers and ciders anywhere in the nation. 
This year’s tap list is available at the bottom of this release. Full product descriptions can be found on Google Sheets HERE.
To enter and consume beer, the purchase of an entry package is required. Advance general admission costs $40 and includes the 2018 tasting vessel – a flexible BPA & BPS-free polymer Govino “glass” – and 15 taster tickets, plus expedited entry all five days with the ticket. General admission at the door is the same price but includes only 12 tickets and no expedited entry. Advance VIP packages cost $100 and include the tasting glass, 30 taster tickets, special VIP beer lines with little to no waiting, exclusive VIP only vintage beers, bottled water, and express entry all five days. VIP tickets are limited to 200 and are not available at the door.
Once inside the festival, a full pour costs four tickets, and a taster costs one ticket. Certain limited release and special tappings may not be available in full pours or may cost extra tickets. Additional taster tickets can be purchased for $1 apiece. Previous years’ mugs or glasses will not be filled. Express re-entry requires a wristband and the 2018 tasting glass and is subject to the festival’s capacity.
An onsite coat and bag check and the Crater Lake Soda Garden raises funds for the Children’s Cancer Association MyMusicRx Program, which delivers the healing power of music to the bedsides of children and teens facing cancer and other serious illnesses. The Holiday Ale Festival doubles and matches all monies raised.
Despite being held outdoors during one of the coldest months of the year, more than 14,000 festival attendees stay dry throughout the five-day festival under clear-topped tents warmed by gas heaters. A second level above the main floor, dubbed the Sky Bar, serves additional taps and provides ample elbow room for attendees to relax, spread out and even peek at the revelers below. The festival offers several food options, including food from Urban German and roasted nuts from Family Nut Love. 
Event hours are 11am to 9pm Wednesday through Saturday, and 11am to 5pm Sunday. The Holiday Ale Festival is for ages 21 and over. For more information, visit www.holidayale.comand engage with the the event @HolidayAleFest.
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2018 Participant: Product Name (Product Style)

2 Towns Ciderhouse: Kentucky Barrel Nice & Naughty (Imperial Cider)

Anthem Cider: Sugar Plum Cider Fairies (Cider)

Ascendant Beer Co.: Peachy Charro (Fruit Triple IPA)

Bauman’s Cider Co.: Perry Christmas (Perry)

Bear Republic Brewing Co.: Human Santapede (Barrel Aged Sour Stout)

Coalition Brewing: Newly Fashioned (Bourbon Barrel Aged Double IPA with CBD and Terpenes)

Collaborator: BitezenBock (Weizenbock)

Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project: 5 Golden Rings 2017 (Golden Sour Ale)

Crux Fermentation Project: Holiday Brut (Brut IPA)

Deschutes Brewery: Ginger Cookie Imperial Porter (Imperial Porter) 

Drakes Brewing Co.: Vin-Drakonic (Wild Imperial Stout Fermented with Grenache Grapes)

Ecliptic Brewing: Gravity Well (Belgian Dark Strong Ale with Spices)

Eel River Brewing: Wolves at the Door (Bourbon Cherry Pie Inspired Barleywine) 

Elysian Brewing Co.: Million Dollar Face (Wine Oak Aged Baltic Porter)

Firestone Walker: Winter Wookus (Barrel Aged Imperial Black Rye IPA)

Fort George Brewery: Cinnamon Babka IPA: Pastry IPA)

Fremont Brewing: Mexican Hot Chocolate Imperial Stout with Coffee (Imperial Oatmeal Stout)

Georgetown Brewing Co.: Barrel Aged Chopper’s Imperial Red Ale (Imperial Red Ale)

Gigantic: Santa Quad is Coming to Town (Bourbon Barrel Aged Grand Cru)

Golden Valley Brewery: The Hydronym (Baltic Porter)

Great Notion Brewing: Double Stack (Imperial Breakfast Stout)

Hopworks Urban Brewery: Straight Up Cashmere (Dessert Beer)

Klamath Basin Brewing Co.: Belznickle (Belgian Stout)

Laurelwood Brewing Co.: The Wood Old Fashioned (Whiskey Barrel Aged Strong Ale)

Lompoc Brewing: St. Nick’s Nightcap (Cabernet Sauvignon Barrel Aged Bier de Garde)

MadCow Brewing Co.: Hansel and Gretel’s Revenge (Gingerbread Imperial Stout)

McMenamins Edgefield Brewery: Lord of Misrule 2018 (Imperial Gingersnap Milk Stout)

Migration Brewing: Apres (Oak Aged Imperial Milk Stout)

Monkless Belgian Ales: Friar’s Festivus 2017 (Winter Quadruple)

Montavilla Brew Works: Run to the Hops (Pacific Northwest Double IPA)

Nectar Creek: Bourbon Barrel Aged Wildflower (Barrel Aged Session Mead)

Ninkasi Brewing Co.: Whack and Unwrap (Chocolate Orange Cascadian Dark Ale)

Oakshire Brewing: 2015 Vintage Barleywine (English Barleywine)

Old Town Brewing: Weird Uncle (Breakfast Stout)

Ordnance Brewing: Collusion (Imperial Stout)

Pelican Brewing Co.: Cookie Monster (Oatmeal Cookie Brown Ale)

pFriem Family Brewers: Raspberry Brut IPA (Brut IPA with Raspberries)

Portland Cider Co.: Humble Bumble (Spiced Imperial Cider)

Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider: Cherry Abbey Spice (Spiced Cider)

RiverBend Brewing: Moriturus II (Barrel Aged Imperial Milk Stout)

Rusty Truck Brewing Co.: Chocolate Oyster Stout (Chocolate Oyster Stout)

Shattered Oak Brewing: Secret Santa Ale (Spiced Ale)

Stickmen Brewing Co.: Blend #3 (Barrel Aged Blend)

StormBreaker: Hawaiian Christmas (Imperial Red Ale Aged on Toasted Coconuts)

Stoup Brewing: “Why” Stock Ale (Brett Stock Ale Aged in Cognac Puncheons)

Sunriver Brewing Co.: Mele Kalikimaka (Double IPA)

Three Mugs Brewing: Mrs. Claus’s Nutty Desire (White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Blonde Ale)

Upright Brewing: Rein Helles Bock (Imperial Helles Bock)

Vanguard Brewing Co.: Cranberry Cringle (Imperial Stout with Fruit)

Widmer Brothers Brewing: No Additional Ticket Required (Wheat Wine)

Wolf Tree Brewery: Wolf of the Deep (Rum Barrel Aged Sour Stout)

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