It’s the finest lineup yet for the 3rd annual Portland Farmhouse and Wild Ale Festival that will add artisan cheese, charcuterie, and pickles to this year’s pleasures when it returns Saturday and Sunday, March 28-29. Taking place once again at Saraveza Bottleshop & Pasty Tavern as well as the Bad Habit Room and a large outdoor tent on N. Killingsworth and featuring Crooked Stave, Almanac Beer, Holy Mountain Brewing, along with more NW breweries and others from across the country. The Portland Farmhouse and Wild Ale Festival may even be the largest one in the U.S. at over 70 saisons, barrel-aged, fruit, herb, spice, sour, and wild yeast beers that will rotate through, with more than 30 beers on tap at a time. Special thanks to Willamette Week and Maletis Beverage for sponsoring the festival this year.
Crooked Stave, Almanac and Holy Mountain Brewing debuts
Oregon is a hotbed of farmhouse-inspired breweries that will be well represented, but the festival is extremely excited to introduce nationally known brewers Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project from Denver and Almanac Beer Co. of San Francisco, which will both have their own booths outside on both days of the festival. Also debuting is Holy Mountain Brewing, a white-hot new brewery from Seattle that will be introducing its beers to Oregon for the first time with a special tapping and meet-the-brewer event at 11am on Saturday.
Exclusive Beer and Bottle Release from Upright Brewing
Upright Brewing, Portland’s first farmhouse brewery, has kindly done an exclusive single cask wild ale with just 55 bottles and a few small kegs for the festival this year. Upright Farmhouse Festival Reserve is a single barrel-aged wheat-based saison transformed by adding several extra layers – oak spice, light minerality and metallic notes, mellow acidity, and a pinch of dark cherries. Still, with all those components to the profile, it still drinks crisp and easy while showing the hallmark of farmhouse style beers – individuality. 4.75% abv
Bottles of Upright Farmhouse Festival Reserve will be available for purchase on Sunday, 3/29, for FESTIVAL ATTENDEES ONLY. Tickets for bottles will be available at the door when we open at 11:00AM. Tickets are a limit of one per person and are $15 CASH ONLY. You may then redeem your bottle starting at 2:00PM and we’ll be tapping a keg of the beer at 1:00PM, so you can try the beer right away!
Artisan Cheese, Charcuterie and Pickles
This year’s festival features an expanded outdoor area with booths for Cascadia Creamery, Olympia Provisions and Saraveza’s kitchen pickle plates. Festival attendees can snack and pair their beer with locally made and crafted foods as well as purchase a cheese, charcuterie, or pickle plate or hot dogs. Cascade Creamery and Olympia Provisions will also offer their fine products available to-go.
The Ale Apothecary will have their own booth both days of the festival with bottle pours and the debut of a brand new hoppier beer line called “Carpe Diem Mañana” as well as their Sahalie and other even rarer bottles.
De Garde Brewing will have a booth at the festival Saturday 3/28 only and be offering pours of “Imperial Raspberry Bue”, “Saison Deuxieme” and “Saison Troisieme”
Block 15 Brewing and Agrarian Ales will share a booth on both Saturday and Sunday pouring up to 3 different rare beers each.
Almanac Brewing will be featured at its own booth both days of the festival featuring the debut of their new “Farmers Reserve Strawberry” along with four other saisons and sours.
Crooked Stave Artisan Beer will debut new distribution in Oregon with a booth operated both days of the festival and rotating between six different beers including “Nightmare on Brett Port Barrel aged” as well as Cassis, Wild Sage and Noir beers.
Propolis Brewing who recently won a Gold Medal at the Great American Beer Festival will operate a booth with 3 of their beers (including the medal winner – Beltane) pouring on Sunday 3/29 with rare bottle treats.
FHF Brewers Brunch
To kick-off each day of the festival, Bad Habit Room is hosting a Brewer’s Brunch on Saturday, March 28th, and Sunday, March 29th.
For $25 you receive a full belly (your choice – order off the menu), a sneak peak of some of the Farmhouse Festival beers from Holy Mountain Brewing on Saturday and Propolis Brewing on Sunday, tip for your server and early entry into the fest. (FHF entries sold separately.)
A brewery or two will be highlighted at each breakfast with a brewer there to discuss their beer and chat with customers.
Breakfast starts at 9:30am. This breakfast is Advanced ticket-only and has limited seating.
Rare Beer Debuts and Highlights:
Parking and Public Transportation Options
First come, first serve off-street parking is available in PCC Cascade Parking Lots C & D, on either side of the Telephone Exchange Building, located at 1011 N. Killingsworth Street, directly across from Saraveza during festival hours.
#72 & #4 bus lines run right to the Festival/Saraveza and the MAX Yellow line N. Killingsworth stop is just a few blocks away.
WHAT: 3rd annual Portland Farmhouse and Wild Ale Festival presented by Saraveza, Willamette Week and Maletis Beverage.
WHEN: Saturday March 28th 11am – 9pm and Sunday March 29th 11am – 7pm
WHERE: Saraveza – 1004 N Killingsworth St. Portland, OR 97217
TICKETS: $25 Entry includes 10 beer tickets and a commemorative tasting glass. Choose from 70+ Rotating Farmhouse and Wild Ales. Tickets available at the door or advanced presale at http://www.beerboutique.com/product/portland-farmhouse-and-wild-ale-festival-entry
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2015 Farmhouse Festival Beer List (subject to change)
Brett’ed Saison aged on Pears
Nightmare on Brett Port Barrel aged
Surette Reserva Cassis
Farmers Reserve Strawberry
Valley of the Heart’s Delight
Farmer’s Reserve Citrus
Far West Vlaming
Oak Aged Seizoen Bretta
Puck petite saison
Queen of Hearts
Syrah barrel aged Aries Brett Pale
Hermanne 2013 Vintage
New World Bruin
Brett Belgo Pale
2014 The Man Who Made Dessert
2015 Wunder Brett
Rio de Sauvin
Beltane (GABF Gold Medal Winner)
Hill Farmstead/Brasserie Blaugie La Vermontoise
Color Field Wild Ale
Farmhouse Fest Single Cask Exclusive
Oak aged Biere de Garde
Nine Black Ryeders Saison
Akane Saison wild oak aged Apple Ale
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The Third Nail
River of Ash
Imperial Raspberry Bu
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