The 3rd Annual Boone’s Ferry Autumn Ale Fest returns to McMenamins Old Church & Pub in Wilsonville, Oregon on November 14. Now in its 31st year of brewing beers at McMenamins across the Pacific Northwest, this annual fall beer fest will feature 17 seasonal ales. Nine beers will be from McMenamins breweries while the other eight beers will be from McMenamins alumni.
Festivities will kick off at 11:00am and will last until 10:00pm. Admission is free and all ages are welcome to attend. There will be live music beginning at 6:00pm from Beach Fire, a psychedelic indie rock group and followed by Life During Wartime, a Talking Heads tribute band. There will also be brewery tours, spirits tastings and a history discussion on brewing and its ingredients.
Breweries in attendance from McMenamins include Thompson, West Linn, Concordia, Crystal, Old Church, Edgefield, Old St. Francis, Hillsdale and John Barleycorns. To round out the 17 breweries the McMenamins alumni breweries will feature beers from Burnside Brewing Company, Double Mountain Brewery, Two Kilts Brewing Company, Fire on the Mountain Brewing, Ecliptic Brewing, Fort George Brewery and Cascade Barrel House.
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 20 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter at @hopapalooza.