With a new holiday beer fest in the heart of downtown Portland just over one month away, the 2023 Portland Holiday Brew Fest has just released the beer list for its inaugural run. Hosted by True West, the 22-year-old Pacific Northwest concert promoter, it will bring together two dozen holiday and winter themed beers and ciders to Pioneer Courthouse Square.
The Portland Holiday Brew Fest is a two-day event that will take place under heated tents with stunning views of Portland’s 75 foot tall Christmas Tree on Saturday, December 2 from 11:00am-9:00pm and Sunday, December 3 from 10:00am-5:00pm. The festival is only open to those 21 years of age or older and will feature German fare from Urban German.
To prepare for this year’s event, here’s the beer list that is predominately from the Pacific Northwest with few imports to help diversify the mix.
2023 Portland Holiday Brew Fest Tap List:
Ancestry Brewing – Freezing Fog Winter IPA
Bauman’s Cider – Cranberry
Buoy Beer Company – Strong Gale Ale
Delirium – Noel
Double Mountain Brewery & Cidery – Dry Cider
Double Mountain Brewery & Cidery – Falalala
Everybody’s Brewing – Imaginary Friends Winter Ale
Everybody’s Brewing – Old Soul Porter
Fort George Brewery – Magnanimous Winter IPA
Gigantic Brewing – Cat Stole My Stash and Pissed on a Christmas Tree
GoodLife Brewing – Big Winter
Great Divide Brewery – Yeti Imperial Stout
Level Beer – Neon Snowsuit
Ninkasi Brewing – Sleigh’r Winter Ale
Oakshire Brewing – Tempered Gnome Brown Ale
Pelican Brewing – Bad Santa CDA
pFriem Family Brewers – Barrel Aged Stout
pFriem Family Brewers – Winter Ale
Portland Cider Company – Santa’s Sauce
St. Bernardus – Christmas Ale
Terminal Gravity Brewing – Festivale
Val Dieu – Winter Ale
Zoiglhaus Brewing Company – Nikolaus
10 Barrel Brewing Company – Pray for Pow
Tickets to the 2023 Portland Holiday Brew Fest are currently on sale with two ticket options. Entry with four drink tickets, each good for four 9oz pours are $30 + fees in advance, or $40 at the door. These drink tickets can also be split in two and redeemed for two 4oz pours. Additional 9oz drink tickets are $5 each. Entry only tickets are $10. Organizers are also encouraging attendees to bring their own glassware, such as steins, mason jars, and coffee mugs, to the festival to reduce their plastic footprint. To purchase tickets, visit http://www.pdxholidaybrewfest.com.
Pioneer Courthouse Square
701 SW 6th Ave
Portland, OR 97204