Win Ticket ($35): Portland 2015 Holiday Ale Festival @ Pioneer Courthouse Square | 50+ Rare Winter Beers & Ciders, 15,000+ Attendees, Heated Tents

We are giving away an individual ticket to Portland Holiday Ale Festival @ Pioneer Courthouse Square on December 2-6 . To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, November 30.


From our sponsors:
Holiday AlePortland Holiday Ale Festival
December 2-6, 2015
Wednesday – Saturday 11am to 10pm
Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
ADV $35 General, ADV VIP $100, Designated Driver $15 | 21+
More info:

Pioneer Courthouse Square
701 SW 6th Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

Known for assembling a prestigious lineup of winter beers, the 20th annual Holiday Ale Festival will take place Dec. 2 through Dec. 6 at Pioneer Courthouse Square, located at 701 SW Sixth Avenue in the heart of downtown Portland. Event hours are 11am to 10pm Wednesday through Saturday, and 11am to 5pm Sunday. The Holiday Ale Festival is for ages 21 and over.

What makes this festival standout from other events is the beer selection: the festival works with every brewery involved to make sure they send a beer that has either been made or blended specifically for the event, or is a rare or vintage beer that isn’t commonly tapped in the state. More than 50 beers and ciders will be in main lineup; a list of participating breweries and styles is available at

Despite being held outdoors during one of the coldest months of the year, nearly 14,000 festival attendees stay warm and dry over the five-day festival under clear-topped tents that cover the venue. Gas heaters create a cozy ambiance beneath the boughs of the region’s largest decorated Christmas tree. In addition to beer tasting, the festival also features meet the brewer events, a root beer garden, food vendors, self-guided beer pairings with cheese, event merchandise and a coat/bag check and raffle that raises funds for the Children’s Cancer Association.

To enter and consume beer, the purchase of an entry package is required. Advance general admission packages cost $35 and include the 2015 tasting cup and 14 taster tickets, plus expedited entry all five days. General admission at the door is the same price, but includes only 12 tickets and no expedited entry. Advance VIP packages cost $100 and include the tasting cup, 30 taster tickets, special VIP beer lines with little to no waiting, exclusive VIP only vintage beers, bottled water, and express entry all five days. VIP tickets are limited to 250 and are not available at the door. All advance packages will go on sale by the first week of October via the website.

Once inside the festival, a full beer costs four taster tickets, and a taster costs one ticket. Certain limited release and special tappings may not be available in full pours, or may cost double tickets. Additional beer tickets can be purchased for $1 apiece. Previous years’ mugs will not be filled. Express re-entry requires a wristband and the 2015 tasting cup, and is subject to the festival’s capacity.

Designated drivers in a party of two or more may purchase a designated driver wristband for $15, which includes Crater Lake Root Beer or bottled water for the duration of the stay; the festival will match all Designated Driver tickets sold as well as root beer sales and donate all the proceeds to the Children’s Cancer Association.

Returning to the event is the 12th annual Sunday Beer Brunch, taking place Dec. 6 from 11am to 1pm on the upper level of Pioneer Courthouse Square. Ticket holders are greeted at the door with a warm pastry paired with vintage Brasserie Dupont Avec les Bons Voeux. The auxiliary event features European pastries, cured meats and artisanal cheeses to accompany an assortment of exclusive vintage draft and bottled winter beers not available at the festival itself, plus several special large format bottles to be shared during the event. Tickets cost $80 and will be available at in late September.

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227 Responses to Win Ticket ($35): Portland 2015 Holiday Ale Festival @ Pioneer Courthouse Square | 50+ Rare Winter Beers & Ciders, 15,000+ Attendees, Heated Tents

  1. Veronica November 23, 2015 at 3:39 pm #

    To taste all those delicious beers!

  2. Matt November 23, 2015 at 3:39 pm #

    This is, far and away, my favorite beer festival in Portland. I love the holiday cheer that’s evident in every ugly sweater, Santa hat, or other hilarious, holiday-themed costume—and that’s to say nothing of the gorgeous Christmas tree presiding over the festivities or the delicious, seasonal beers being poured!

  3. Michael November 23, 2015 at 3:54 pm #

    Winter beers are my fav.
    With these tickets I can save.
    We need to spread holiday cheer.
    The best message is with a beer.

  4. Liz November 23, 2015 at 5:10 pm #

    I’ve never been to this festival but strong malty winter beers are my favorite!

  5. Lisa November 23, 2015 at 6:06 pm #

    Saw you all on KATU this last weekend and thought…what a great source of events! Thanks for the chance to win tickets to this beer fest (which is near my apartment! YAY)

  6. jaredw November 23, 2015 at 6:41 pm #

    I aint won no beer fest ever, so this is the one I should win

  7. Retsef November 23, 2015 at 7:24 pm #

    Beer, beer, & more beer!!!

  8. NicoleO November 23, 2015 at 7:32 pm #

    I am new to the city and would love to fill my first year here with memorable experiences.

  9. Nicoleo November 23, 2015 at 7:36 pm #

    I would love to experience this festival!

  10. Stephen November 23, 2015 at 7:40 pm #

    Best festival of them all!

  11. Hal Hickey November 23, 2015 at 7:41 pm #

    The winter beers are the best. We can drink them and enjoy the relatively mild winter in the west, while secretly not feeling sorry for our colleagues to the east who have to suffer the real cold weather.

  12. Angie November 23, 2015 at 7:45 pm #

    Winter is my favorite time of year, and what could be better than a chilly beer? I’d love to see the PDX tree … while holding a pint of the best the season has to offer. Cheers!

  13. Jose November 23, 2015 at 7:48 pm #

    Can I celebrate Festivus while I’m at the Holiday Ale Fest?

  14. Emily November 23, 2015 at 7:49 pm #

    What a great way to welcome winter!

  15. Cindy November 23, 2015 at 8:30 pm #

    The best festival every time. I want my dessert beers.

  16. Cindy November 23, 2015 at 8:32 pm #

    I love this festival for “cookie” great beers. A hotel nearby is helpful too.

  17. Armando November 23, 2015 at 8:36 pm #

    Sounds like a fun time, great way to kick off the holidays!

  18. Sherri November 23, 2015 at 8:41 pm #

    What a great event. Nice atmosphere, great people, great beverages. Way to welcome the season!

  19. Howard November 23, 2015 at 8:42 pm #

    For sure one of my Favorite Festivals. So many delicious beers. Hope I win!

  20. Doug Wilder November 23, 2015 at 8:43 pm #

    One of the best festivals of the whole season!

  21. Karl November 23, 2015 at 9:04 pm #

    “Beer… The cause of and solution to all the worlds problems.”

  22. Alanna November 23, 2015 at 9:15 pm #

    Because Winter Ales are my favorite seasonal beer (next to Fresh Hop season!!)

  23. Donna Erickson November 23, 2015 at 9:30 pm #

    By far the best festival of the year! Looking forward to Wednesday’s vertical flight of Abyss!!

  24. Jennifer November 23, 2015 at 9:43 pm #

    This is the only large brewfest that I continue to attend because of the amazing brews and great ambiance. I’ve been to the breakfast before and loved the passion brought by the people putting it on and I can’t wait to come again this year!

  25. Megumi November 23, 2015 at 9:43 pm #

    It sounds fun! Cheers! Prost! Kampai!

  26. Teresa November 23, 2015 at 9:52 pm #

    I love the rare beers! Looking forward to this festival!

  27. Kevin November 23, 2015 at 9:59 pm #

    To enjoy all the wonderful strong winter brews.

  28. Cathy November 23, 2015 at 10:43 pm #

    The Winter Ale Festival is so great that my husband and I drive six hours from Vancouver BC to experience its greatness. The beers are exceptional, the people are delightful and the central location can’t be beat.

  29. Sabine November 23, 2015 at 10:59 pm #

    This would be the absolute best birthday surprise for my husband who loves beer! His birthday is on December 2nd, and he is a passionate home brewer. I wish I could suprise him with these tickets.

  30. Kristian Burch November 23, 2015 at 11:38 pm #

    I won’t lie. My wife and I need a evening away from the kids.

  31. Rafael November 24, 2015 at 12:27 am #

    Just booked a flight to Portland to celebrate my 30th birthday on Dec 7th!!! It just so happened that this great event is happening while I’m there. This would be awesome to win!!!! I do love me some tasty brew!!!

  32. Jen November 24, 2015 at 2:26 am #

    Cuz beer!

  33. Michelle Casey November 24, 2015 at 4:52 am #

    I want to win these tickets be user this is my favorite annual beer fest in town; and it’ll save me $70!

  34. Thomas November 24, 2015 at 6:11 am #

    Can’t wait for Holiday Ale Fest!

  35. Dana November 24, 2015 at 6:14 am #

    Love the Hioliday Ale Fest!!

  36. Jessie Kincaid November 24, 2015 at 6:22 am #

    Please pick us! This is a fantastic festival and part of how we celebrate my guy’s bday. Cheers!!!

  37. Marty Anderson November 24, 2015 at 6:29 am #

    I’m due.

  38. Terry Moseley November 24, 2015 at 7:21 am #

    My friend, my friend, he’s got some beers.

  39. Chris R November 24, 2015 at 7:26 am #

    Great festival.

  40. Katie November 24, 2015 at 7:30 am #

    This would be a great holiday surprise for my husband! He works so hard for our family, this would be a great way for him to unwind.

  41. Chad Hartley November 24, 2015 at 7:39 am #

    I’d like to attend so I can get out of holiday baking!

  42. Lynne November 24, 2015 at 7:51 am #

    My husband and I are obsessed with trying every seasonal beer possible, and I would love to surprise him with these tickets!

  43. John Hale November 24, 2015 at 7:57 am #

    Oh Christmas tree Oh Christmas tree, how lovely are thy beer beneath you.
    Ever flowing, the taps are pouring, a liquid cheer to warm you.
    May peace find all people gathered under the tree in the square and beyond.
    In remembrance of the joy and warm fuzziness that this season brings with a special Holiday Ale Festival Beer in hand, cheers!

  44. Tracy November 24, 2015 at 8:08 am #

    Favorite beer festival in PDX! Can’t wait

  45. Ashley November 24, 2015 at 8:13 am #

    I just moved to Portland from Seattle and I want to be convinced that Portland beer is better!

  46. Catherine November 24, 2015 at 8:14 am #

    I’ll be going anyway because it is the absolute best way to welcome winter, but winning tickets would be sweet!

  47. Derek November 24, 2015 at 8:16 am #

    It’s that time of year!
    Holiday ale fest is finally here!
    I would really like to go!
    But I’m sadly short on dough!
    If I win, I will surely spin!

  48. Libby Harry November 24, 2015 at 8:27 am #

    I used to live in Portland and had to move for a job. I now live in Tucson, and miss Portland’s amazing festivals. My boyfriend and I are flying up for this wonderful weekend so he can experience the magical fest for himself. We would love to win the tickets!!

  49. Cynthia November 24, 2015 at 8:53 am #

    Dark beer, ales, and rare ones. Oh my! Love this beer fest. Forever my favorite festival because making new friends who share the same love for darker beers makes my heart full. My belly full too! Lol

  50. Justin November 24, 2015 at 9:32 am #

    The holiday season has been a bit of a downer for me ever since my parents were killed by moon Nazis one Christmas when I was a kid. The only thing that helps me remember the good times is the Portland Holiday Ale festival.

  51. Lynn Elsdon November 24, 2015 at 10:13 am #

    My hubby is a big and appreciative beer drinker – I would love to surprise him!

  52. Josie November 24, 2015 at 10:46 am #

    My birthday weekend and my favorite season for beer and cider!

  53. Jay November 24, 2015 at 10:51 am #

    I love beer, but I’m a product of the educational system with more Ramen than dollars

  54. Nichol Welsh November 24, 2015 at 11:04 am #

    This is our first Christmas in Portland and we would love to be tasting delicious ales under the big tree!

  55. sherry November 24, 2015 at 11:17 am #

    ’tis the season!
    <3 holiday ale

  56. Jenny Lucinio November 24, 2015 at 11:30 am #

    i would like to attend to try all the great beer oregon has to offer, my husband and I attend every year its such a great way to kick off the holidays :)

  57. Anthony November 24, 2015 at 11:32 am #

    Beer me for the Holidaze!

  58. Bruce Prior November 24, 2015 at 11:45 am #

    It’s the most wonderful beer time of the year.

  59. john Unverferth November 24, 2015 at 12:04 pm #

    I’d love to win tickets for a variety of reasons. I turn 65 on 12/1 and it would be great to celebrate my Medicare eligibility. Plus, as shocking as it is, I’ve never been to The Holiday Ale Festival. with your generosity, I’d like to right this terrible, terrible wrong.

  60. Zach H November 24, 2015 at 12:09 pm #

    My homebrewing dad will be visiting from the east coast, and I want to show him all that Oregon craft beer has to offer.

  61. Annielaurie November 24, 2015 at 1:32 pm #

    I’m a fifth grade teacher during the day,
    A mama all night long.
    Boy could I use a break,
    And play some beer pong!
    The Portland 2015 Holiday Beer Festival
    Is something I’d love to attend,
    But with grading papers and changing diapers, I often overextend.
    Please pick me to win these tickets,
    I cant wait to drink some beer!
    Cheers to you and all you brew,
    Happy holidays and new year!

  62. Philip Navarre November 24, 2015 at 1:44 pm #

    Ho Ho Ho, Beer is my go to, Ho Ho Ho

  63. Nicole Hunt November 24, 2015 at 3:50 pm #

    Like any good Portlander, I love beer. Like any freelance writer, I am broke. I’d love to attend!

  64. John November 24, 2015 at 4:08 pm #

    I had my first Bunk sandwich here last year and want another this year. Oh, and the beer is great too.

  65. Brian November 24, 2015 at 4:33 pm #

    I would love to go back to this fest. The beer is great, and the crowd’s always a good bunch as well. Make me feel like a winner!!!

  66. Judd November 24, 2015 at 6:28 pm #

    Never been and would love to take my bride.

  67. nichol November 24, 2015 at 6:28 pm #

    Beer fests are my favorite holiday. Christmas is second. This fest is the epic holiday festivity! I must attend and celebrate the joy of sampling and the season of ales! Cheers :-)

  68. Tony November 24, 2015 at 7:06 pm #

    Because the VIP tix were crazy expensive this year.

  69. calli November 24, 2015 at 7:30 pm #

    Never been and would be fun to try!

  70. Bethany November 24, 2015 at 8:32 pm #

    We want to go so badly! New to the area, and alone for the holidays. What better way to keep the holiday spirit up than to participate in all the great festivals and activities this city has to offer!

  71. Carrie November 24, 2015 at 8:36 pm #

    Always a shit ton of fellas.
    Girls like them ales, too.
    Plus I always ride my bike :-)

  72. Ross November 24, 2015 at 9:05 pm #

    Drinking beer and being jolly is my destiny!

  73. Aleksandra November 24, 2015 at 9:29 pm #

    Beer! Sound like fun.

  74. Shannon barber November 24, 2015 at 9:51 pm #

    This would be amazing

  75. Teresa Morse November 24, 2015 at 11:10 pm #

    A must for the Holidays

  76. Ryan November 25, 2015 at 6:34 am #

    I’ve never been, pick me!

  77. Mindy November 25, 2015 at 6:35 am #

    This would be a great Christmas present…

  78. Roger November 25, 2015 at 7:55 am #

    Nothing better than a Wintertime ale fest, in my opinion! Would love to attend. Thank you for the chance at free passes!

  79. Angela November 25, 2015 at 9:56 am #

    Can’t imagine any other way to celebrate the end of my first semester of grad school!!

  80. Alec November 25, 2015 at 12:25 pm #

    The only way to get through the holidays… beer!

  81. Dawn November 25, 2015 at 12:40 pm #

    I take any chance I get to spend time in downtown Portland and would love to taste all the beers!

  82. Janet Brattin November 25, 2015 at 1:00 pm #

    I would love to visit Portland and attend! I’ve never been before. Looks like great fun

  83. Charis K November 25, 2015 at 1:02 pm #

    We would love to win. Have always wanted to go!

  84. Andrea D. November 25, 2015 at 1:06 pm #

    This would make a great welcome home present. After being away for 8 years I’m glad to be coming back home!

  85. Elizabeth November 25, 2015 at 1:11 pm #

    I’d love to win a pair of tickets! I have still never been, and it comes right on the heels of finishing my thesis (I’ll need the drink).

  86. Cory November 25, 2015 at 1:11 pm #

    I’ve had a really hard time finding a new job and probably won’t be able to buy any presents for my loved ones. Some free tickets to this ale festival would really bring up my spirits and it would be a great outing and gift that I could do with my boyfriend.

  87. Qing November 25, 2015 at 3:29 pm #


  88. Lapin November 25, 2015 at 4:41 pm #

    I would love to surprise my husband with tickets to this as he works very hard to support our family. Beer is a shared passion of ours, from homebrewing to spending our honeymoon on a beer tour through Europe many years ago.

  89. Minna November 25, 2015 at 4:52 pm #

    We’ve never been to this particular beer fest – thanks for the chance to win!

  90. Kelsey November 25, 2015 at 5:18 pm #

    This sounds amazing, I can’t wait!

  91. Kristi November 25, 2015 at 5:34 pm #

    Beer, Portland, Winter, time with hubby sans kids and dogs. Priceless!

  92. Mauraborealice November 25, 2015 at 5:38 pm #

    Cheer and Beer is what I seek!

  93. Adam November 25, 2015 at 5:48 pm #

    I need this!

  94. Megan November 25, 2015 at 5:51 pm #

    Pick me, pick me!!!

  95. Jen November 25, 2015 at 5:51 pm #

    Because beer!

  96. Chris m November 25, 2015 at 5:52 pm #

    Beer plus christmas, what could be better!

  97. Josue Mendoza November 25, 2015 at 5:54 pm #

    Never been to this festival it will be my first time and hopefully not my last.

  98. Jenny November 25, 2015 at 6:01 pm #

    I love Christmas and beer!!!

  99. Chris C November 25, 2015 at 6:15 pm #

    Alright count me in!!! if i win!!!

  100. Steve Burnett November 25, 2015 at 6:24 pm #

    The weather outside is frightful, but the beer inside is so delightful :b

  101. Christopher Fowler November 25, 2015 at 6:29 pm #

    I feel that laying these tickets on me benefits Santa, and in turn, all the good little girls and boys of the world. I don’t have the facts or reasoning as to why, but I’m sure the seasonal libations can clear that up

  102. Chris Trulsen November 25, 2015 at 6:33 pm #

    We love the holiday ale fest! Winter beers are my favorite! My wife and I would love to go.

  103. Alethea November 25, 2015 at 6:47 pm #

    A few years ago, we closed down the festival on Sunday night and got permission to take one of the Christmas trees home with us. Problem was, we didn’t have a car, so we tried to take it on the bus. Ending up having to leave it on a street corner downtown. :(

  104. Dom November 25, 2015 at 6:48 pm #

    Haven’t been to this fest yet! Would love to check it out, tis the season!!

  105. Brittany November 25, 2015 at 6:56 pm #

    The Holiday Ale Fest is my favorite Portland beer festival!

  106. Michelle Burris November 25, 2015 at 6:59 pm #

    Because BEER!

  107. Jamie November 25, 2015 at 7:10 pm #

    I’m in Portland for a few weeks. I am Australian. And Australians love beer.

  108. Arial November 25, 2015 at 7:11 pm #

    Help me see Portland from the bottom of an ale glass!

  109. lauren November 25, 2015 at 7:17 pm #

    I’d like to try the delicious beers that will be available. I’d like to take my wonderful other half to try these delicious beers as well!

  110. Karen Gillis November 25, 2015 at 7:52 pm #

    Best beer of the whole year!

  111. Kylie Culver November 25, 2015 at 7:58 pm #

    I’d love to go and enjoy an afternoon out with my husband and show in the wonders of our PNW beers. (He’s from the Dominican Republic and has yet to discover the world of IPAs and all that).

  112. Dave G. November 25, 2015 at 8:02 pm #

    Tis would cure what ales me!

  113. Brynne Berner November 25, 2015 at 8:05 pm #

    Because beer

  114. Christina November 25, 2015 at 8:11 pm #

    All I want is for Santa to bring me beer!

  115. Richard November 25, 2015 at 8:26 pm #

    Ale drink to that!

  116. Rhianna November 25, 2015 at 9:08 pm #

    My hubby is a hard working Trimet bus driver and that’s his birthday weekend. He loves beer!

  117. Zoe November 25, 2015 at 9:19 pm #

    To relive the drunken cheering every five minutes in a space where everyone are friends. Hopefully meet Santa Claus again. He was pretty chill. Pun intended

  118. Rose November 25, 2015 at 10:19 pm #

    Oh what fun it is to drink in Pioneer Courthouse Square….HEY!

  119. panda November 25, 2015 at 10:42 pm #

    ale for what ails you!

  120. Tonya November 25, 2015 at 11:18 pm #

    Love the Holiday Ale Festival!!

  121. andy November 25, 2015 at 11:56 pm #

    Just in time for winter break!

  122. Amber November 26, 2015 at 1:24 am #

    Beer tasting at its finest! This is my very favorite event of the year. Barrel aged beers along with new and exciting flavored are discovered each year. I need a pair of tickets to this year’s event!

  123. Rosie November 26, 2015 at 2:25 am #

    Pick me please! =D Holiday Ale is THE best fest!!! Happy Holidays and cheers!

  124. David November 26, 2015 at 3:49 am #

    Thanks for the chance!

  125. Lynn November 26, 2015 at 7:07 am #

    This sounds awesome! I want to go! How fun!

  126. DeAsia November 26, 2015 at 7:32 am #

    I would like to win because some of the beer looks amazing! It would be a great date night.

  127. Peggy November 26, 2015 at 7:53 am #

    Because it’s the one beer fest I really like. My work’s beer didn’t make it this year but I still want to go. It’s such a good time.

  128. Michielle November 26, 2015 at 8:00 am #

    I would love to go because I have never been. And… I love beer :) :)

  129. Antonio November 26, 2015 at 8:38 am #

    I would love to win, mostly because I’ve never tried any winter ales before and this would be a fun first time!

  130. Jenny November 26, 2015 at 10:47 am #

    There isn’t a single person in portland that wouldn’t want to win this!

  131. johanna November 26, 2015 at 10:47 am #

    Everyone wants this one, why not!

  132. Landis Taylor November 26, 2015 at 10:48 am #

    Love me some special winter brews!! Gotta love my city!!

  133. Anthony November 26, 2015 at 11:57 am #

    Yes! This is one of the better beer festivals in town and I’d love to go!

  134. karl Jacobson November 26, 2015 at 12:29 pm #

    Nothing says happy holidays like beer!

  135. DebB November 26, 2015 at 12:36 pm #

    Tis the season to be drinking tasty holiday ales! Haven’t been to the fest in a while, would love to go, thanks!

  136. Lisa Y November 26, 2015 at 1:06 pm #

    Love beer and I am now just discovering all of the wonderful ciders in Portland!

  137. Dwayne Smallwood November 26, 2015 at 3:27 pm #

    So glad to be coming again this year and on my Birthday no less!

  138. Jess Martin November 26, 2015 at 4:15 pm #

    New to Portland–enjoying all the local beers and festivals this city has to offer! Cheers!!

  139. DebH November 26, 2015 at 5:50 pm #

    Can’t wait to taste some Portland winter brews. It’ll be my first time to this festival.

  140. Achsa November 26, 2015 at 6:36 pm #

    It would be my birthday present! It is my fab 40 and I LOVE beer!!!

  141. Andrew November 26, 2015 at 10:00 pm #

    I’ll be moving the next weekend, so it’s my last chance to taste all the great beers Portland and the PNW has to offer!

  142. Scott November 26, 2015 at 10:33 pm #

    Pick me and I’ll bring a date!

  143. Onika November 26, 2015 at 11:12 pm #

    I would love to win these tickets! Last year was amazing but we had to leave because my friend fell and broke her wrist! I’d love a redo chance to enjoy it! One of he best festivals in PDX!

  144. Beth November 26, 2015 at 11:27 pm #

    Holiday Ale Fest? Yes, please!!!

  145. Laura November 27, 2015 at 2:18 am #

    My husband and I need somet th ing fun to do thats cheap cause we are broke and im currently packing my bags getting ready to leave and divrce him. I love him and I dont want to do this and trying to find somehing thatll save our marrage

  146. Tammy November 27, 2015 at 6:28 am #

    This is our favorite festival of the year. So festive and we have met some of the nicest people.

  147. Kristi November 27, 2015 at 8:41 am #

    It’s the most wonderful time of year! It would be awesome to win tix to such a unique portland event. It would be beervana ;-)

  148. Dayna November 27, 2015 at 8:54 am #

    I love tasty beer!!!

  149. Melissa November 27, 2015 at 9:05 am #

    I would love to win tickets! I went when I lived here before and loved it! I just recently moved back and plan on going!

  150. Jennifer November 27, 2015 at 9:20 am #

    I am hoping to win because every single event I have attended on the recommendation of pdxpipeline has been fantastic!

  151. Charlotte Preston November 27, 2015 at 9:25 am #

    I’d love to go the WAF because who doesn’t want to get drunk under a tent while drinking delicious holiday ales and hanging with friends!

  152. Katie Walker November 27, 2015 at 10:37 am #

    I want to win because this is my ABSOLUTE favorite brew fest!!

  153. lorea November 27, 2015 at 10:42 am #

    Winter date night. Please Pick me!!

  154. Tracy Strub November 27, 2015 at 10:45 am #

    Hi, I’ve volunteered at more beer fests than I can count and while I love interacting with folks, it would sure be nice to just go drink beer instead of standing on my feet for four hours in order to get 10 tix. Thanx!

  155. Heather November 27, 2015 at 11:59 am #

    I’ve never been able to go. Please pick me.

  156. Julie D November 27, 2015 at 1:36 pm #

    Hail to the Ale! Beer Me!

  157. Penny Ardissone November 27, 2015 at 2:18 pm #

    I have never been to this one, sounds AMAZING. Would love to go!!!!

  158. Mario November 27, 2015 at 2:48 pm #

    This is the best beer festival, period. Strong, dark beers is what the holidays needs and the Portland Holiday Ale Festival has this in spades! Plus, sitting under the tree in pioneer square, it cannot get any better. I’d love to attend the 2015 festival with some free tickets!!

  159. Sarah November 27, 2015 at 3:00 pm #

    I have lived in Portland since 2012 and been to almost every beer festival except for this one! I will definitely be attending this year!

  160. Toby November 27, 2015 at 3:43 pm #

    I’ve never been but would love to attend this festival. Thanks for the chance PDX Pipeline!

  161. Brianne Leah November 27, 2015 at 4:28 pm #

    I’m a single momma and I don’t get many opportunities to get out and enjoy all that Portland has to offer. I would love the opportunity to get out and taste some delicious local beer and meet some cool people!! Thank you!

  162. John November 27, 2015 at 4:29 pm #

    Awesome list of beer to sample.

  163. Anne Marie Irwin November 27, 2015 at 4:34 pm #

    I would live to win because it my birthday!!!!

  164. Ilesha November 27, 2015 at 6:02 pm #

    Never been to a holiday ale festival! I love my beers :)

  165. Alex November 27, 2015 at 6:18 pm #

    Seriously love the winter ale fest! Best part of the portland holiday season! I can’t imagine a better early Christmas gift than two tickets!

  166. kristi November 27, 2015 at 8:35 pm #

    PLZ beer me !

  167. Grace November 27, 2015 at 9:47 pm #

    This sounds like the best way to spend a winter day!

  168. Joel November 27, 2015 at 10:02 pm #

    Would love to try new ales and ciders!
    Hope I win!

  169. Oliver November 27, 2015 at 10:03 pm #

    Let’s have some fun!
    Beer, cider, 15K people, WOOOOOOOOOO

  170. Jason November 27, 2015 at 10:32 pm #

    Would love to go because I’ve never been and the beer list looks droolworthy.

  171. Kimberly, ABVGirl November 28, 2015 at 12:02 am #

    Last year, although the beer was powerful and delicious, the night ended up poorly, and I need a re-do and new Holiday Ale Fest memories!

  172. Lauren P. November 28, 2015 at 12:22 am #

    I live for a good cider! thanks for the opportunity :)

  173. Ryan November 28, 2015 at 6:33 am #

    This would be a great way to gear up for the holidays!

  174. Mindy November 28, 2015 at 6:34 am #

    I have never been to the Holiday Ale Festival but it looks awesome

  175. Kevin Waring November 28, 2015 at 7:41 am #

    A PDX experience I’ve yet to get to!

  176. Heather Cermak November 28, 2015 at 8:31 am #

    To have loads of beer with Portlanders and my significant other! Bring on the holidays!

  177. Ptermclean November 28, 2015 at 10:58 am #

    For to go would be winterriffic. See through ceilings are one of my biggest fears and I’d like to conquer it!

  178. Ren November 28, 2015 at 12:56 pm #

    Holiday ales are the best ales!

  179. Sarah November 28, 2015 at 1:27 pm #

    Love how festive the ale fest is, gets me in the holiday spirit!

  180. Neil November 28, 2015 at 1:44 pm #

    Look forward to it every year!

  181. Austin Hart November 28, 2015 at 6:25 pm #

    I want to go because it wouldn’t be the Holiday’s without HAF. Besides where else are you going to find these beers?

  182. Jen S November 28, 2015 at 7:06 pm #

    I have never been to this Holiday Winter beer festival. I would love to go and find a fun reason to skip work.

  183. Elise November 28, 2015 at 8:16 pm #

    I’ve been to many beer festivals, but I still haven’t made it to this one yet. Would love to go this year!!

  184. Kellie November 28, 2015 at 9:03 pm #

    Please pick us!! So fun!

  185. Jeana November 28, 2015 at 9:12 pm #

    I love beer!

  186. Stella November 28, 2015 at 9:51 pm #

    New to Portland and thinking an Ale Fest is a fitting way to initiate myself to this city! Moved here in September from Austin and I’m excited to figure out who truly does keep it more weird!

  187. Stephanie November 28, 2015 at 11:34 pm #

    I would love to win and take my brother… Who is a beer lover as well and also one of the hardest working young men and father that I know. He deserves it!

  188. HP November 29, 2015 at 12:40 am #

    I could definitely use some holiday cheer of this sort. It might even make up for working on Christmas.

  189. Ryan November 29, 2015 at 7:08 am #

    This would be an awesome event!

  190. Mindy November 29, 2015 at 7:09 am #

    My bf really wants to go to this so I’d like to surprise him

  191. Tonya davis November 29, 2015 at 7:24 am #

    My husband and I are Oregonian and beer lovers and somehow have never been! Please pick us to win.

  192. Kate November 29, 2015 at 8:07 am #

    I’ve never been to the festival and would love to be able to go.

  193. Manifred November 29, 2015 at 10:19 am #


  194. Shillina November 29, 2015 at 11:41 am #

    I’d love to bring my pops to the festival – he’s a stout lover and this festival always some good ones!

  195. corey November 29, 2015 at 1:17 pm #

    My wife and I would love to attend this. We missed last year but we don’t want to miss it again.

  196. jeannie November 29, 2015 at 1:21 pm #

    I would love to win this

  197. Lacey N November 29, 2015 at 3:27 pm #

    This festival is always fantastic and spirited, I look forward to it!

  198. Diana November 29, 2015 at 6:05 pm #

    I would love to take my roommate to this!

  199. Chelsea November 29, 2015 at 6:17 pm #

    to taste the awesome beers with my bf!

  200. ryan November 29, 2015 at 7:34 pm #

    I want to win this because I want redemption. Last year i drank all the beers and got lost (twas on a porch, snoozing). This year, all the beers, no getting lost.

  201. Toby November 29, 2015 at 7:50 pm #


  202. Chris F November 29, 2015 at 8:49 pm #

    I need to win so I can go on a date!

  203. Perry November 29, 2015 at 9:02 pm #

    I love this festival but I’m so broke because of the holidays I can’t go please HELP

  204. Lizzie November 30, 2015 at 12:55 am #

    My boyfriend and I will be celebrating our anniversary and my birthday on Dec. 2nd in Portland. We are coming from Seattle and this looks like so much fun! Is there a good hotel with a hot tub close by? Yummy beers and hot tubs sounds like the perfect romantic getaway! Xoxo

  205. Dylan November 30, 2015 at 1:01 am #

    BEER BEER WHAT A HOOT, THE MORE YOU DRINK THE MORE YOU…. party in portland at a sweet beer fest. Pick me. My lady friend will surely enjoy this.

  206. Michael Grover November 30, 2015 at 8:22 am #

    I would like to attend because this is my favorite beer festival of them all! So cozy!

  207. Aurelia November 30, 2015 at 9:32 am #

    Winter beerfest, ho!
    Dark beer, Santa in my face,
    Winter cheers to all.

  208. Ryan November 30, 2015 at 9:50 am #

    mmm beer

  209. Mindy November 30, 2015 at 9:51 am #

    This is my favorite fest!

  210. E Harty November 30, 2015 at 11:54 am #

    Holiday ales are always good. I’ve never attended this festival before.

  211. Liz November 30, 2015 at 11:59 am #

    Liquid Holiday Cheer :)

  212. JMJ20 December 1, 2015 at 7:50 am #

    I’ve had just about every type of beer from the east coast, through the mid-west and into the rocky mountains; now I’m here in PDX and I’m looking forward to seeing just how well the holiday ales, reds, porters, stouts, etc., stack up. ‘To Monty, a toast……..’

  213. corey December 1, 2015 at 9:16 am #

    would love to win this

  214. jen December 1, 2015 at 10:02 am #

    I’d like to attend because I had a great time last year and would love to go again this year! Great beers to choose from :) Thank you!

  215. kelly bastos December 1, 2015 at 11:48 am #

    I would love to go to this I always work I actually have the night off please pick me and my boyfriend! :)

  216. rick December 1, 2015 at 12:22 pm #

    res ipsa loquitur

  217. Kim Chavez December 1, 2015 at 5:10 pm #

    Winter beer tasting sounds like a great way to spend my weekend. I would love to win tickets.

  218. Leah December 1, 2015 at 7:50 pm #

    I’ve lived in Portland for 8 years and I always manage to miss this event; I’d love to make it out this year!

  219. melissa fowler December 2, 2015 at 2:08 pm #

    This would be great

  220. jeff linsday December 2, 2015 at 2:08 pm #

    I would like to go

  221. bret jarvis December 2, 2015 at 2:09 pm #

    I would love to take my lady

  222. Josh December 3, 2015 at 12:00 pm #

    Went to this last year and would like to go again, especially for free! Tickets please!

  223. Mauraborealice December 3, 2015 at 4:46 pm #

    Time to Eat, Drink, and Beer Merry and this is the gig!

  224. Chris December 3, 2015 at 8:50 pm #

    Because it’s the best way to kick off the holiday season!

  225. Marla December 4, 2015 at 8:23 am #

    Santa Hats! Beer and friends! Yes!

  226. Trina December 4, 2015 at 10:52 am #

    Maybe this haiku
    Will please PDX Pipeline
    and I will be drunk!

  227. Lynn December 4, 2015 at 11:23 am #

    Oh my word–did you see the beer list?! This is a must attend event!

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