4th Annual Portland Farmhouse & Wild Ale Festival

Portland Farmhouse and Wild Ale Festival 2016

As spring blossoms and the weather becomes milder, the Portland Farmhouse and Wild Ale Festival falls again to Saraveza, the Bad Habit Room, and side street of N. Michigan for its 4th year. Oregon’s–and perhaps the Pacific Northwest’s–largest beer festival dedicated to farmhouse ales continues to highlight American-made wild and rustic ales that take their inspiration from the beers of olde of France and Belgium. This year the Portland Farmhouse and Wild Ale Festival introduces a new VIP early entrance and an exclusive bottle and draft release called ‘The Croze’ from The Commons Brewery. Tickets are on sale now.

This year’s festival will have the largest selection yet, with over 60 different beers from more than 25 breweries. Outdoor booths will feature Ale Apothecary, Perennial Artisan Ales, The Commons, pFriem Family Brewers, and Agrarian Ales.
Participating Breweries: De Garde, Jester King, Block 15 Brewing, Sante Adairius, The Ale Apothecary, Perennial Artisan Ales, Crooked Stave, The Commons, Upright Brewing, pFriem Family Brewers, The Bruery, Solera Brewery, Logsdon Farmhouse Ales, Propolis, Agrarian Ales, Three Magnets Brewing, Stillwater Artisan Ales, Hair of the Dog, Almanac, Breakside, Culmination, Russian River, Blackberry Farms, Urban Family Brewing, Golden Valley Brewing and more…
The Commons The Croze

The Portland Farmhouse and Wild Ale Festival will be the only place to get ‘The Croze,’ a primarily bottled wild saison brewed exclusively for the festival by The Commons. One keg of The Croze will be pouring at the fest for attendees to sample before purchasing bottles. The Croze is an oaked open-fermented saison brewed with pilsner malt, malted wheat, and German hops, bottled and keg conditioned. The Croze was made using a unique technique of fermenting in open top oak barrels. 5.3% ABV and very limited.
Tickets are on sale now and remain an affordable $25, which includes a collectible glass and 10 drink tickets. Additional tickets are $1 and beers range from 1-4 tickets for a 4oz pour.
New in 2016 is a special VIP session for $35 that allows ticket holders a 3 hour early entry at Noon before regular admission at 3pm.

This year the fest is partnering with Habitat for Humanity Portland; a portion of each entry will be donated to the organization in order to help support all of the great work it does in our community.
Point Blank Distributing also has helped to make this years festival possible with equipment and brewery support.
WHAT: 4th annual Portland Farmhouse and Wild Ale Festival
WHEN: VIP Noon – 3pm on Saturday & Sunday March 26th & 27th. General Admission 3pm – 10pm  on Saturday & Sunday March 26th & 27th
LOCATION: Saraveza 1004 N. Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97217, Bad Habit Room and N. Michigan and Killingsworth
COST: VIP Tickets $35 Advance, General Admission $25 Advance or at the Door http://www.beerboutique.com
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  • Farmhouse Fred
    Farmhouse Fred
    Fri Mar 4, 2016 12:41 AM

    Will it be similar to the VIP session at the Peche Fest where the Bad Habit Room taps don’t start pouring until the start of general admission because of brunch service?

    • Samurai Artist
      Samurai Artist
      Fri Mar 4, 2016 4:15 AM

      Yes. But unlike the Peche Fest there will also be an outdoor tent with tons of taps open in addition to Saraveza.

    • Linda
      Wed Mar 9, 2016 5:58 PM

      Does each person need to pay an entry fee? We have someone in our group who does not want to drink.

      • Samurai Artist
        Samurai Artist
        Wed Mar 9, 2016 11:11 PM

        No they dont have to pay if they are not drinking. They could get food or non-alcoholic drinks in Saraveza instead.