1st Portland Farmhouse & Wild Ale Festival

What: Beer Festival

When: Saturday - March 30, 2013 @ 01:00PM to Saturday - March 30, 2013 @ 10:00PM

Where: Saraveza Bottle Shop & Pasty Tavern, Portland, Oregon
Cost: $20 for commemorative glass and 10 drink tickets
Saturday March 30th 1-10pm
Sunday March 31st 1-9pm
Saraveza and Saraveza's Bad Habit Room

Farmhouse-style beers are among the most rustic and traditional ales of the farming regions of France and Belgium and until recently were virtually unknown in America. In recent years breweries of the Pacific NW have helped bring about the resurgence of these beers with traditional methods like using locally grown ingredients that may be found in our farms and fields.

Portland's first ever Farmhouse and Wild Ale Festival celebrates U.S. brewers who have embraced the styles of Saison, Biere de Garde and Brettanamyoces inflected beers which vary from light to strong, earthy, spicy, fruity and funky tart.

Held at North Portand's Saraveza Tavern and neighboring Bad Habit Room on Saturday and Sunday March 30th and 31st the festival will feature more than 20 farmhouse style beers from across the country, many never before available and from both established and new breweries. The 2 day festival will feature rotating taps at both Saraveza and the Bad Habit Room changing over 2 days and outdoor seating and standing space on N. Michigan. Advanced ticket purchase is encouraged. The taplist will include classics like Ommegang's Hennepin to rare kegs from breweries like Anchorage's Anadromous and Rondy Brew, vintage beers such as 2011 Provisions from Block 15, exclusive one-off kegs like Byrd Stout from Upright Brewing and beers not even distributed in Oregon like Telegraph Brewing's Obscura Vulpine with Blackberries.

During the festival Saraveza will be offering a special "Farmhouse Cheese Plate" put together by Steve Jones of Cheese Bar and Saraveza's wonderful kitchen staff as well as offering a food special or two that will pair well with the beers.

Taplist (updated 3/18):

Agrarian Ales Coalescence Spring Saison
Anchorage The Tides and its Takers Triple
Anchorage Anadromous
Anchorage Rondy Brew
Block 15 2011 Provision
Block 15 2011 Demon's Farm
Block 15 Caves Saison
Boulevard Tank 7
Breakside French Fennel Farmhouse
Bruery Sour in the Rye
Bruery Saison de Lente
Cascade Grand Saison
Commons Myrtle
Crux Saison
Humble Saaz Saison
Jolly Pumpkin Bam Biere
Logsdon Seizeon Bretta
Logsdon Far West Vlaming
New Belgium Brett Beer
New Belgium Biere de Mars
Ommegang Biere d'Hougoumont
Ommegang Hennepin
Ommegang Art of Darkness
Pfriem Saison
Pfriem Black Saison
Pfriem Super Saison
Solera French Tickler (Grisette)
Solera Lapin Lover (Wild Kriek)
Telegraph Obscura Vulpine w/ Blackberries
Upright Byrd Stout
Upright Barrel-Aged Seven

Entrance fee to the festival is $20 which includes a commemorative Farmhouse Festival glass and 10 drink tickets good for a 4oz sample of beer (some beers are more expensive and cost 2 tickets per sample). You are encouraged to purchase tickets before they sell out.


Saturday March 30th 1-10pm & Sunday March 31st 1-9pm at Saraveza, outside sidewalk and Saraveza’s Speakeasy, Bad Habit Room.

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