Holiday Ale Fest in Full Swing

Portland Beer's Matt Wiater makes his way to the front of the line at HAF

Brewpublic's Margaret at Holiday Ale FestIf you missed out on the first two days of Portland’s Holiday Ale Fest, you’re in luck because there’s still a lot of fest left to enjoy. The event runs through Sunday and promises more beer for the beer geeks than ever before. With five bars under heated tents that have expanded throughout Pioneer Courthouse Square, 2010’s fest hosts nearly 50 off-the-wall beers. Of these, about 16 are specialty tapping that will be made available throughout the weekend. Public transportation is a recommended means of transportation, since it is difficult to leave the fest the same as when you entered. Catch up with all your beery friends, pace yourself, and have fun. Holiday Ale Fest (HAF) is a truly amazing international beer event executed by a spectacular team of beer enthusiasts. Folks from all over the planet travel far and wide to attend while those of us who live in town are fortunate to be so close. Here’s some pictures from this year’s HAF thus far:

The hardworking and friendly greeters at Holiday Ale Fest

Tale of 2 Mikes: Vertigo's Mike Haines (left) and Mike Kinion

Roscoe dudes: Quyen Li (left) and Jeremy Lewis

Funny seeing this guy at a beer fest...not! Chuck loves his good brew

Amy and Ritch Marvin at HAF

Breakside Brewery bros Scott Lawrence (left) and brewer Ben Edmunds

NoPo beer club representing at Holiday Ale Fest

Find more old friends at the Holiday Ale Fest than on Facebook

Carl and Amy Singmaster of Belmont Station

Tyffany and Grant from Deschutes Brewery in the house

Volunteers are a big part of HAF's success

It's not a party unless Ninkasi's Jamie Floyd shows up

Follow this man (Wallace) to more beer

Holiday Ale Fest program and taster mug

Ladies love the HAF:(l to r)  Janelle Smithling, Amy Welch, and Amy Marvin

Angelo (left) with Court Ruppenthal of Laht Neppur Brewing

Burtullos: Matthew DiTullo and Kate Burns

How did this guy get into Pioneer Courthouse Square?

Portland’s Holiday Ale Fest runs through December 5. For more details, visit their website: