It’s the most wonderful time for a beer!
It’s the hop-happiest season of all!
There’s a buzz in the air of Pioneer Courthouse Square
when mugs flow with ales …
Uncork a beer-inspired carol of your own during downtown Portland’s annual Holiday Ale Festival. This annual celebration of winter suds is set beneath the region’s largest decorated Christmas tree. Revelers can sample from more than 50 featured beers, each designed to keep drinkers warm on cold winter nights.
The Holiday Ale Festival also includes delicious, holiday-themed foods, live music and a Sunday brunch with exclusive beers. Wear some Santa pants, because you’re going to need a bigger waistline. As a bonus — and on the off chance that the strong beers aren’t enough to keep you warm — the festival’s clear-top tent and gas heaters ought to do the trick.
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