OK, here's the somewhat finalized list of regular beers and special tappings happening at this year's Holiday Ale Festival.  While it's not set in stone, this should be a very accurate list of what to expect later this week.  Notes from last night's Media Preview up next.

Rare Beer Tapping Schedule:

Wed. 2 pm

  1. 2005 Samichlaus
  2. 2009 New Belgium Love
  3. 2008 Oskar Blues Ten-Fiddy
  4. Firestone 14th Anniversary

Thurs. 2 pm

  1. Lompoc Brewing 8 Malty Nights
  2. Deschutes Oak Aged Jubel 2000
  3. North Coast Brewing 2008 Old Stock
  4. Cascade Brewing 2009 Sang Noir

Fri, 2 pm

  1. BridgePort Brewing Old Knucklehead 2003
  2. TBA
  3. 2008 Jim
  4. 2009 Jim

Sat. 2 pm

  1. Dogfish Head Festina Peche 2008
  2. Fort George North III (2009)
  3. Cascade Brewing 2007 Barrel Select Baltic Porter
  4. TBA

And the Rest:

10 Barrel Brewing Co Bend OR 10barrel.com
Pray For Snow Strong Ale ABV: 7.6 IBU: 37
Dark copper in color with slight reddish hues and a light tan head, this beer features a big, malty aroma with a Munich character. A spicy noble hop aroma, medium-bodied mouthfeel, and German malt flavor profile with slight roasty notes lend a subtle toffee sweetness balanced with spicy hop bitterness and slight alcohol warming.
Alameda Brewing Co Portland OR alamedabrewhouse.com
Papa Noel's Moonlight Reseve Strong Ale ABV: 8.5 IBU: 40
Kettle and dry hopping with East Kent Goldings imparts this ale with traditional British character. After fermentation it was aged with whiskey soaked French white oak spires, lending some dryness to the huge amount of Crystal malt employed in the grain bill. You may taste hints of toffee, raisins, chocolate or caramel.
Alaskan Brewing Co Juneau AK alaskanbeer.com
Alaskan Barley Wine Barley Wine ABV: 10.4 IBU: 60
This 2008 vintage Alaskan Barley Wine is a full bodied ale, mahogany in color and brewed with an array of complementing malts. Multiple hop additions in the boil and dry hopping during fermentation provide contrast to the big malt character resulting in the smooth balance that distinguishes this specialty brew.
Bear Republic Brewing Co Healdsburg CA bearrepublic.com
Ebeweesner Scrooge Sour Ale ABV: 7.5 IBU: 20
Ebeweesner Scrooge is a blend of many beers, including a smoked red ale, a barrel aged black beer and a portion of Bear Republic's own 'spank.'
Beer Valley Brewing Ontario OR beervalleybrewing.com
Ho Ho Ho Slapper Strong Ale ABV: 10 IBU: 50
This winter warmer is brewed with six different malts and a hint of zesty Pacific Northwest hops.
Block 15 Restaurant & Brewery Corvallis OR
Figgy Pudding, Olde Stock Brandy Barrel Aged Strong Ale ABV: 11 IBU: 44
This haunting Strong Ale is brewed with English pale and specialty malts and molasses, then matured in freshly emptied brandy barrels and conditioned with mission figs. It's gently spiced with Ceylon cinnamon and whole nutmeg and further aged with English stock wild yeast.
Boneyard Beer Company Bend OR boneyardbeer.com
Femme Fatale Sour Ale ABV: 6.5 IBU: 10
This Sour Ale has been fermented with raspberries and cranberries. It's medium bodied and red/brown in color, with a somewhat fruity nose.
Breakside Brewery Portland OR breaksidebeers.com
Breakside Belge d'Hiver Belgian Strong Ale ABV: 8.1 IBU: 55
Brewed using Belgian Pils malt, wit yeast, and an absurd amount of Continental hops, this light colored brew defies easy style categories and stakes out new territory in the brewing world. It's finished with a touch of secret holiday spices for additional complexity.
BridgePort Brewing Co Portland OR www.bridgeportbrew.com
Old Knucklehead Barley Wine Barley Wine ABV: 9 IBU: 69
Old Knucklehead combines pale, caramel and chocolate malts with English Goldings, Cascades and Chinook hops.
Buckbean Brewing Co Reno NV buckbeanbeer.com
Very Noddy Lager Imperial Schwarzbier ABV: 9.5 IBU: 70
This Imperial Schwarzbier has twice the malt and hops of the brewery's Black Noddy Lager, yielding an opaque black color, deeply rich and nutty malt flavor, a clean, hoppy bite, and noticeably high alcohol. It's a symphony of balanced intensity.
Buckman Village Brewery Portland OR rogue.com
Buckman Ginger Beer Specialty Beer ABV: 5 IBU: 36
This honey-colored, bright botanically-bred ale features distinct freshly sliced ginger root notes on the nose and a lingering finish with secondary citrus and clean-spice aromas.
Cascade Brewing Portland OR
Sang Noir Bourbon Fruit Sour Red ABV: 9.5 IBU: 9
This deep, dark double red was aged more than a year in Pinot and Whiskey barrels, then blended with a barrel of Bing cherries. It's a deep, rich and complex NW double red.
Coalition Brewing Portland OR coalitionbrewing.com
Lost Glove Strong Ale ABV: 8.5 IBU: 72
Golden Promise malt provides a sweet and biscuity base, with a rich sweetness added from Caramunich and Caramel 60 malts. Nugget hops provide high bittering up front, with Amarillo and Northern Brewers in the back end to add a hop nose of citrus and piny spice.
Collaborator Portland OR widmer.com
Aegir's Cauldron Barrel Aged Porter ABV: 10.7 IBU: 71
A Baltic Porter aged in Bourbon barrels, this beer has a viscous body with hints of chocolate and molasses followed by a Bourbon barrel finish. In Norse mythology Aegir was a god of the Sea and was known for throwing elaborate parties and brewing his beer with his nine daughters from an enormous cauldron. This was brewed in collaboration with homebrewer Kelly Collins.
Columbia River Brewing Co. Portland OR columbiariverbrewpub.com
Paddler's Porter Chocolate/Vanilla Baltic Porter ABV: 8.4 IBU: 46
This rich Baltic Porter is made with a blend of seven malts and both Nugget and East Kent Goldings hops. The addition of chocolate nibs and Madagascar vanilla beans make this beer smooth and creamy.
Deschutes Brewery Bend OR deschutesbrewery.com
Streaking the Quad Belgian Strong Ale ABV: 9 IBU: 23
This Strong Belgian Ale is fruity and full of flavor. Aged in rye whiskey barrels for nine months, its slightly spicy aroma promises to leave you with a warm fuzzy holiday feeling.
Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom Hood River OR doublemountainbrewery.com
Bockus Stong Black Lager ABV: 7.1 IBU: 45
Created in honor of Bacchus, the Roman God of Intoxication, this beer is big and chocolaty, with a roasty, malty flavor, a light beige head and a crisp finish. The Czech lager yeast keeps it all smooth and clean. All hail Bockus!
Eel River Brewing Co Scotia CA eelriverbrewing.com
2009 climax noel Strong Belgian Hybrid ABV: 10.5 IBU: 30
This is an Imperial American Style Red Ale fermented with a Belgian strong ale yeast.
Fifty Fifty Brewing Co Truckee CA fiftyfiftybrewing.com
Concentrated Evil Belgian Strong Ale ABV: 10 IBU: 28
This Belgian Style Strong Dark Ale is brewed with raisins and exotic sugars. The flavor speaks of raisins, Belgian yeast generated esters and an overall warming character from alcohol.
Firestone Walker Brewing Co Paso Robles CA firestonebeer.com
Union Barrel Fermented Porter Porter ABV: 5.9 IBU: 45
This elegant dark ale features robust flavors of toffee, caramel and bittersweet chocolate. It employs five specialty malts, as well as oat and barley flakes for added complexity and flavor. It was 100% produced on and fermented in the brewery's oak union system.
Fort George Brewery and Public House Astoria OR fortgeorgebrewery.com
North the Fourth Strong Ale ABV: 9.6 IBU: 80
This holiday delight was made with a two pounds of candy canes, 60 pounds of cranberries, and over 40 pounds of spruce tips. Chocolate, caramel and 2-row make up the malty profile, balanced out with US Challenger and Czech Saaz hops.
Gilgamesh Brewing Turner OR gilgameshbrewing.com
Cranberry Saison Belgian/French Ale ABV: 5 IBU: 15
This light bodied beer has a distinct saison flavor, with a natural tartness from cranberries grown on the Oregon coast.
Hazel Dell Brewpub Vancouver WA
Steins Chrismas Ale Dark Chrismas Ale ABV: 7 IBU: 65
An old homebrew recipe made for Christmas, this ale is a malty black brew with a creamy brown head. The hoppy finish comes from a mix of dry-hopped Centennial and Amarillo hops.
Holiday Ale Portland OR holidayale.com
Moore Holiday Ale Imperial Pilsner
Hop Valley Brewing Co Eugene OR hopvalleybrewing.com
Festeroo Strong Ale ABV: 8 IBU: 50
Based on the brewery's interpretation of an English Style Old Ale, this is a big, deep red malty ale with just enough hops to balance it out.
Hopworks Urban Brewery Portland OR HopworksBeer.com
Kentucky Christmas Strong Ale ABV: 8 IBU: 70
Kentucky Christmas began its life as Abominable Winter Ale before being gently whisked away to a cavern deep in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Here, outside the reach of modern communications, it was laid to rest in freshly emptied Buffalo Trace Kentucky Bourbon barrels where notes of vanilla and spice mixed with citrus and caramel.
Lagunitas Brewing Co Petaluma CA lagunitas.com
Brown Mashuggana Strong Ale ABV: 10 IBU: 51
Shugga & Spice plus! This is a cask conditioned version of the brewery's perennial favorite - Brown Shugga - dosed with mysterious spices and a splash of Boubon barrel Imperial Stout to keep things curious.
Laht Neppur Brewing Co Waitsburg WA lahtneppur.com
Toe Tingler Stout Bourbon Barrel Aged Oatmeal Stout ABV: 7.2 IBU: 35
A heavy oatmeal addition and extended boil time make this a rib sticking delight. Just a hint of bourbon flavor blended with subtle vanilla and maple syrup undertones make this beer worth savoring. Let it warm in your hands to stimulate the aromatics to their fullest potential.
Laurelwood Brewing Co Portland OR laurelwoodbrewpub.com
Black Pepper Belgian Pale Ale Belgian Strong Ale ABV: 7 IBU: 25
This Belgian Pale Ale features the spicy character of black peppercorns, adding a new twist to the traditional winter warmer.
Lompoc Brewing Co Portland OR newoldlompoc.com
Franc'ly Brewdolph Belgian Red ABV: 7.6 IBU: 50
This Belgian Style Red Ale was brewed with the Belgian Ardennes yeast strain in October 2009 and aged in Cabernet Franc barrels for 13 months. It was then blended in a tank with the 2010 Brewdolph. It has a malty and creamy body, a mild fruitiness, and a spicy, oak flavor.
Lucky Labrador Brewing Portland OR luckylab.com
Pavlov's Russian Imperial Strout Stout ABV: 10.4 IBU: 68
This is a big and dark winter warmer aged in Pinot barrels.
McMenamins Old St Francis School Bend OR mcmenamins.com
Parson Brown American Brown/Winter Warmer Hybrid ABV: 6.5 IBU: 35
An American Brown with a kick, Parson Brown is more accurately a hybrid of the American Brown/Winter Warmer styles and full of roasted-nut flavor and full malty tones. This is a bolder brown for the season with extra hops and extra body.
Migration Brewery Portland OR migrationbrewing.com
Nor'Easter Belgian Strong Ale ABV: 10 IBU: 30
This medium bodied, light copper colored Belgian Strong Ale is made with fresh New England maple syrup. The full palette of flavor is highlighted by a slight sweetness coupled with subtle smokey, woody undertones. Built on Belgian Pilsner, Munich, Biscuit and aromatic malts and rounded out with Noble hops, this beer is robust and delicious.
Natian Brewery Portland OR natianbrewery.com
Old Grogham Winter IPA Imperial IPA ABV: 8.5 IBU: 86
Multiple additions of Palisade hops were added throughout the boil and dry hop schedule, along with high alpha American hops for bittering, Noble hops for aroma and a few other varieties in between to balance the heavy malt profile. Rum soaked Oregon oak spires added during the final stages of fermentation bring flavor notes of caramel and vanilla to complement the bitterness.
New Belgium Brewing Co Fort Collins CO newbelgium.com
Lips of Faith Beers Adventurous Styles ABV: varies IBU: varies
New Belgium Brewing Co will be featuring,in no particular order, a smattering of its Lips of Faith beers. LOF is a series of beers made for the faithful, ranging from sour beers to saisons to otherwise adventurous styles of beers not made for wide consumption.
Ninkasi Brewing Co Eugene OR ninkasibrewing.com
Unconventional Imperial Stout with Herbs ABV: 10 IBU: 79
This rich, full-bodied Imperial Stout features lavender, taragon and heather to smooth out the edges.
Oakshire Brewing Eugene OR www.oakbrew.com
Very Ill Tempered Gnome Strong Ale ABV: 9.7 IBU: 80
This bold and balanced beer features a complex malt profile of caramel, light fruit and toasty nut, backed up by a warming alcohol presence and a solid citrus hop blast.
Rock Bottom Brewery Portland OR rockbottom.com
Blitzen Belgian Tripel ABV: 8.4 IBU: 35
Blitzen is a strong golden ale with a fruity and spicy aroma. It's bright and effervescent with notes of clove, plum, apricot, pepper and peppermint, balanced with a dry maltiness. The color is a deep gold, and it pours with a thick, rich, long lasting head.
Seven Brides Brewing Silverton OR sevenbridesbrewing.com
Weezin-ator German Doppelbock ABV: 9.7 IBU: 71
This beer is dominated by its strong, deep toasty flavors that have a full-bodied finish and a lingering sweetness from the complex mix of malts and Hercules hops shipped straight from Germany. This little girl's beer packs a big punch.
Shmaltz Brewing Co. Oakland CA shmaltzbrewing.com
Jewbelation Blend Strong Ale ABV: 10 IBU: 44
This is a special one-time blend brewed specifically for the Holiday Ale Fest. Multiple re-brewed vintages of the annual Jewbelation anniversary ale were blended together to create a bold, unique and very special Strong Ale.
Southern Oregon Brewing Co Medford OR sobrewing.com
Mrs. Claws Strong Ale ABV: 9.5 IBU: 65
Mrs. Claws is a naughty little barleywine crafted in a classic English style with a dark wheat and flaked oat element to give her a perfect body. Don't be fooled by her smooth, balanced approach for she is quite complex. She can be quite dangerous and will catch you by surprise if you're not careful; but if you treat her right, she will welcome you home and keep you warm all night.
Stone Brewing Co Escondito CA stonebrew.com
Stone Smoked Porter w/Vanilla Beans Spiced Porter ABV: 5.9 IBU: 53
Stone Smoked Porter has a captivatingly deep mahogany color, complemented by a silky dark tan head. Rich, full bodied and robust, this smooth quaffable beer has subtle hints of chocolate and coffee with a subtle richness of fresh vanilla beans.
Three Creeks Brewing Co Sisters OR threecreeksbrewing.com
Rudolph's Imperial Red Imperial Red ABV: 9 IBU: 80
This big, bold Imperial Red features ample malt, hops and attitude to impress the boldest of beer connoisseurs.It's guaranteed to promote a big smile and huge red nose!
Vertigo Brewing Hillsboro OR vertigobrew.com
La Niña Coffee Porter Robust Coffee Porter ABV: 6.3 IBU: 20
Briess Pale balanced with roast, chocolate, caramel and Munich malts create a complex, rich porter that is infused with a dark roast coffee.The winter warmer was lightly hopped to allow the coffee bitterness to help balance the maltiness of this robust beer.
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company Portland OR widmer.com
Black Dynamite Specialty Baltic Porter ABV: 7.8 IBU: 50
Brewer Scott Kacek bit into a lemon/peppercorn/chocolate bar and BOOM! - the idea for this beer was born. Local chocolate nibs, fresh lemon zest and peppercorns were added at various stages. The base beer, a Baltic Porter, was a natural selection to help hold up to the bold flavors.