Portland, OR – The 2nd annual Portland Farmhouse and Wild Ale Festival has finally completed the much awaited final beer list for the 2014 festival taking place this Saturday and Sunday March 29th and 30th.
The beer list at over fifty strong from twenty-eight breweries showcases a wide range of farmhouse ales from brewers both local and from across the country. One of the festivals many highlights is the release of the exclusive bottled beer available for sale to-go from The Ale Apothecary – “The Beer Formerly Known As La Tache” is a sour farmhouse ale fermented with white peaches in a single Dark Rum barrel.
With the two-day festival taking over the taps of both Saraveza, the Bad Habit Room and the side street on N. Michigan beers will rotate out giving good reason to attend both days to try as many beers as possible. Throughout the day expect special speakers from local breweries talking about their beers and the long history of farmhouse brewing.
What: Portland Farmhouse and Wild Ale Festival
Dates & Times: Saturday, March 29th 11am-10pm & Sunday, March 30th 11am-9pm
Where: Saraveza 1004 N Killingsworth St. Portland, OR 97217, Bad Habit Room and on N. Michigan Street.
Cost: Presale entry now available. $25 entry includes 10 beer tickets and a commemorative tasting glass. Choose from 30+ Rotating Farmhouse and Wild Ales. There is a $1 processing fee for purchasing your entry online. This is a ticketless entry – your purchase will be recorded on a will-call list. Additional entries and beer tickets can be purchased at the door (cash only). All ticket holders must be 21 years of age or older and are required to show photo ID at the door. Minors are welcome in designated areas until 9pm when accompanied by an adult. Service animals only please.
Festival Draft List (some beers may be subject to change):
‘Curiosity’— Biere de Mars, traditional spring farmhouse, 6% ABV
‘Field Beer’— A session saison brewed for busy farm hands, 4% ABV
‘Coalescense’ — Spring saison with organic raw oats and rye from a neighbor, 5% ABV
2012 Vintage ‘Apricity’ — A rich, full bodied and higher gravity saison brewed for Winter, 8% ABV
‘Spontaneity’— New Release! A spontaneously fermented wild oak barrel aged lambic inoculated with apples and asian pears from a neighboring orchard.
Anchorage Brewing Company
‘The Tide & It’s Takers’ — Belgian Style Triple w/Brettanomyces, 9% ABV
Block 15 Brewing Co
‘Caves Anniversary Saison’ — A Tart Saison blend with Brettanomyces, 6% ABV
‘Brett Saison’ — Rustic farmhouse brewed with 3 different yeast strains, 6.3% ABV
‘French Fennel Farmhouse’ — A wheaton farmhouse ale brewed with fennel seed, bulb & pollen, 7.1% ABV
‘Suburban Farmhouse’ — A copper hued saison made with Topaz hops, 7.5% ABV
‘Glimmerglass’ — A delightful Spring saison, 5.4% ABV
‘Hennepin’ — Farmhouse saison brewed with grains of paradise, coriander, ginger and sweet orange peel, 7.7% ABV
Crux Fermentation Project
‘Flanders Red Ale’ — Crux’s interpretation of a traditional Belgian red ale, 8.1% ABV
de Garde Brewing
‘Saison Desay’ Wild Blend 1, 2 & 3 — A historic farmhouse ale, each is a blend of multiple batches from multiple barrels, hand selected, seeking to highlight unique characterstics derived from the local ‘terroir.’
‘Bramble On’ — A Comet hopped blackberry saison, 5.6% ABV
Epic Brewing Company/Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
‘Elder Brett’ — Wine barrel aged saison w/brettanomyces, 9.1% ABV
Great Divide Brewing Co.
‘Colette’ — Belgian inspired saison using four different yeast strains, 7.3% ABV
‘Comet Rye’d’ — Saison brewed w/rye and Comet hops, 6% ABV
‘Fuego del Otono’ — An oak-aged amber farmhouse brewed with chestnuts and spices, 6.1% ABV
‘Biere de Mars’ — French style stock ale aged in oak barrels, 7% ABV
Laurelwood Public House and Brewery
‘Black & Bucolic’ — A dark & fruity, yet refreshing saison brewed especially for this festival!, 5.4% ABV
Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
‘Lentepunt’ — ‘Lentepunt’ means ‘Spring Equinox’ in Dutch, this is an amber farmhouse with brettanomyces, 6.6% ABV. Part of the batch was blended with the ‘Half Naked’ from Solera brewing — be sure to try all 3 beers!
‘Forbidden Fruit’ — A black currant saison brewed with Bazi Brasserie for their 2nd Anniversary, 5.9% ABV
New Belgium Brewing Co.
‘Biere de Mars’ — Belgian inspired ‘Beer of March’ Ale with brettanomyces, 6.2% ABV
‘Love’s Leopold’ — Amercian Style Wild Ale Aged in Leopold Blackberry Flavored Whiskey Barrels, 9.5% ABV
North Coast Brewing Company
‘Le Merle’ — A rustic, Belgian inspired saison, 7.9% ABV
‘Funk d’ Farmhouse’ — A tart saison aged in pinot noir barrels, 6.6% ABV
‘Biere de Mars’ — ‘Beer of March’ — Saison fermented with brettanomyces, 6.4% ABV
pFriem Family Brewers
‘Tiny Saison’ — A refreshing and light spring saison, 3.2% ABV
‘Granum’ — Herbal Farmhouse, brewed with spelt, rye, oats, wheat and barley, 7.5% ABV
‘Ostara’ — Spring amber saison brewed with woody herbs and chamomile, 7.5% ABV
‘Spruce Saison’ — Golden saison brewed with spruce tips, 7.5% ABV
‘Half Naked’ — A sour farmhouse ale, 6.5% ABV — This ale was also blended with Logsdon’s ‘Lentepunt’ to make ‘Half Naakte Paasvankantie’, which is Dutch for ‘Half Naked Spring Break’!
Stillwater Artisinal Ales
‘Cellar Door’ — A saison with sterling and citra hops and finished with white sage, 6.6% ABV
‘Stateside Saison’ — A classic farmhouse ale, 6.8% ABV
Stone Brewing Co.
‘Matt’s Burning Rosids’ — Imperial cherry wood smoked saison, 10.5% ABV
‘The Perfect Crime’ — Smoked Black Saison aged in red wine barrels (collab w/Evil Twin & Stillwater), 6.8%
‘The Tiger Cub’ — Saison aged in white wine barrels, 7.7% ABV
The Ale Apothecary
A special version of ‘La Tache’ — A wild ale aged in dark rum barrels with white peaches, 8.4% ABV
‘Saison de Lente’ — A spring saison with brettanomyces, 6.5% ABV
‘Sour in the Rye’ — An oak barrel aged sour rye, 8.7% ABV
The Commons Brewery
‘Biere de Garde’ — A ‘Beer for keeping’ inspired by the farmhouse beers brewed in Northern France and Steve Jones, Proprietor and Cheesemonger at Cheese Bar in Portland, Oregon, 5.3% ABV
‘Populus’ — A golden farmhouse ale with OR grown Cascade hops and CA grown Coriander, 6% ABV
‘Urban Farmhouse’ — A light refreshing and highly sessionable farmhouse ale, 5.3%
Trinity Brewing Company
‘Blow up your TV’ — A table saison/grisette blend, 3.8% ABV
‘Saison Man’ — A chardonnay barrel aged session saison, 4.8% ABV
‘3 Flowers’ — An ‘orange hued’ saison aged on 3 secret varieties of flowers, 7.0% ABV
‘Fatali Four’ — Barrel aged ‘Four’, Belgian style wheat beer, with fatali chiles added, 4.5% ABV