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Old 12-03-2009, 09:34 PM   #1
Aug 2009
Portland, OR
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Who all is headed to the Portland Holiday Ale Festival this weekend?

I'm going to be serving tonight from 6-10 and then probably tasting most of the weekend. I love this festival even though it get really crowded!

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Old 12-03-2009, 09:57 PM   #2
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Apr 2009
Portland, OR
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I went back in 2002, and that was enough for me. The beers I wanted were already tapped out (and this was EARLY on Friday afternoon!), and the place stank of too many warm, wet bodies. Haven't been back to a PDX beerfest since. It's sad how everything good in this town has simply become a mobscene.
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Primaries: BEER Beer (4/8/12); Fisher-Price My First Mead (12/20/10)
Kegged: Hairy Patersbier (1/28/12); Dick Beer (2/15/12); Get Yer Goat Maibock (2/22/12)
Bottled: Ye Olde Tyme Holiday Ale (9/26/10); Dick Beer (2/15/12); Candy's Dad's Homebrew (2/27/12)
Apfelweins: Crapfelwein (4/4/12); Apfelweinlager 34/70 (2/26/12)
Kit Wines: Fisher-Price My First Amarone (4/1/12); Rosso Magnifico (4/17/12)
On Deck: Albertus Magnus DIPA

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Old 12-03-2009, 10:26 PM   #3
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Nope, too long a drive home and staying up there isn't an option.
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Old 12-03-2009, 10:53 PM   #4
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Portland, OR
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I'm with khiddy. The fest is just in too small a space and too many people to really enjoy. SWMBO and I had thought of going yesterday to beat any crowds. Turns out they had a record attendance day and many folks were tweeting about long lines shortly after opening. Just can't enjoy something like that.

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