This year’s Holiday Ale Festival starts Wednesday this year, at 3pm. It runs through Sunday and takes place at Pioneer Square, as usual.
More than 40 potent winter ales are featured at this year’s event, all of which are created specifically to bring warmth and cheer to the holiday season. These aren’t beers you’ll find in the supermarket – our brewers have put together special recipes just for the Holiday Ale Festival. From Belgians and Barleywines to Porters and Stouts, these beers are rich, robust and full of complex flavors.
Mercifully there are only two IPAs at this festival!
A different set of special beer tappings occur on Wednesday, Thursday, and for the Brewers Brunch Sunday morning. The full list of beers, including the special event beers, is available on the festival website.
You’ll have buy a $20 tasting package if you want to taste beers. The package includes a tasting mug and 10 tasting tickets (additional tickets are $1 each).