Big Wood Festival at Brouwer’s Cafe, Dec. 3

Updated November 30 with the complete beer list as provided by Brouwer’s Cafe (at bottom of post).

It’s almost time for the annual Big Wood Festival at Brouwer’s Cafe. For those of you who fancy big, dark, and/or barrel-aged beers, this event offers more than 50 different wood-aged beers for your drinking pleasure.

The event kicks off on Thursday, December 3rd and runs through the weekend. When the doors open at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, there will be a line. Even after the doors open, don’t be surprise to encounter a wait. Some of the most highly coveted beers will go fast, most beers will likely last into the weekend.

Expect to enjoy beers from local breweries like Engine House No. 9, Propolis Brewing, Fremont Brewing, Holy Mountain Brewing, Wander, Silver City Brewery and others. Also, rare beers from distant lands, like Avery, Brouwerij Hof ten Dormaal, Logsdon Farmhouse, De Struise Brouwers, Midnight Sun, Firestone Walker, Lost Abbey, and many more.


In many cases these are big, potent brews, so it’s best to pace yourself. Consider visiting Brouwer’s more than once over the course of the festival.


Beer List

  • 10 Barrel Rare Breed Barrel-Aged Red Ale (11%) Bend
  • Against The Grain KY Ryed Chiquen (8.6%) Louisville
  • Almanac Reserve Strawberry Sour (7%) San Francisco
  • Alvine Burgundy Barrel-Aged Cuvée Freddy (8%) Zwevegem
  • Anderson Valley Huge Arker Bbl-Aged Imp. Stout ’12 (13.5%)
  • Avery Samael’s Oak Aged ’12 (14.45%) Boulder
  • Ballast Point Bbl-Aged Sea Monster ’15 (10%) San Diego
  • Big Time Oak Chipped Old Rip Stout Cask (4.7%) Seattle
  • Black Diamond The Twelve ’13 Belgian Strong Dark Ale (12%) Concord
  • Black Raven Splinters ’14 Wee Heavy Scotch Ale (10.8%) Redmond
  • Brasserie Des Franches-Montagnes Abbey De Saint Bon Chien’14 (11%)
  • Breakside Aquavit Barrel-Aged Saison a Fleurs (9.7%) Portland
  • Bridgeport Raven Mad Bbl-Aged Imperial Porter ’12  (7.8%)
  • Cantillon Iris ’15 (5%) Brussels
  • Crux Banished Double Cross Bbl-Aged Belgian Dubbel ‘13 (12%) Bend
  • De Molen Bourbon Barrel Aged Cease and Desist Imp. Stout (10.7%)
  • De Struise XXX Rye Triple ‘14 (10%) Oostvleteren
  • Deschutes Abyss ‘13 (11%)  Bend
  • Double Mountain Devil’s Kriek (9%) Hood River
  • Ecliptic Rastaban Oud Bruin w/Cherries & Raspberries (7.4%)Portland
  • Elevation Signal De Botrange Chardonnay Bbl Imp Farmhouse (9.86%)
  • Elysian Oak Frost ’14 (7.4%)
  • Engine House #9 Nefilibata Sour ’15 (5.8%)
  • Epic Big Bad Baptist Imperial Stout ’14 (11.8%)
  • Finnriver Black Oak Barrel-Aged Black Currant (6.5%)
  • Firestone Walker Bretta Rosa Wild Ale w/Raspberries (5%)
  • Fremont “Kentucky in Scotland” BBomb with Islay Chips (11%)
  • Full Sail Bourbon Imp Stout ’15 (7.2%) Hood River
  • Gigantic Most Most Bourbon RIS ’15 (10%) Portland
  • Goose Island Bourbon County Regal Rye Stout (12.7%) Chicago
  • Grand Teton Bbl-Aged Black Cauldron Imperial Stout (8%) Victor
  • Great Divide Rumble ’13 (7.1%) Denver
  • Highwater NyctoPhilliac Dark Sour (6.5%) San Leandro
  • Hoften-Dormaal Bbl-Aged Project Brew #1 Jenever (12%)
  • Holy Mountain Bbl-Aged King’s Head Double Brown (9.2%)
  • Lagunitas Highwestified Stout (12%) Petaluma
  • Lantern Bbl-Aged Wallonia Saison (4.8%) Seattle
  • Logsdon Oak-Aged Bretta ’15 (8%) Hood River
  • Lost Abbey Cuvée De Tomme ’11 (11%) San Marcos
  • Lost Abbey Santo Ron Diego Bbl-Aged Stout (13%)
  • Mad Viking Night Raid Cognac Imperial Stout ’13 (11%)
  • Midnight Sun Berserker Imp Stout ’14 (12.7%) Anchor
  • Millstone Cobbler Bourbon Bbl-Aged Peach Cider (8%)
  • New Belgium Blackberry Felix (7.5%) Fort Collins
  • North Coast Bourbon Bbl-Aged Grand Cru ’12 (12.9%)
  • Oakshire Free Your Souls ’15 Russian Imperial Stout (12.5%) Eugene
  • pFriem Bourbon Barrel Aged  Imperial Stout (11%) Hood River
  • Prairie Barrel-Aged Bomb! Imperial Coffee Stout(13%) Tulsa
  • Propolis Syrah Aged Salmonberry Sour w/Brett (7.5%) Port Townsend
  • Reuben’s Bourbon Barrel Imp. Porter w/Coffee and Cocoa ()
  • Schooner-Exact Hoppy the Woodsman ’14 (9%)
  • Snipes Mountain Terror in the Wood ’14 (10%) Sunnyside
  • Stone Vertical Epic Red Wine Bbl-Aged 7.7.7 (8.4%)
  • The Bruery 6th Anniversary Sucre ’14 English Old Ale (16.9%) Placentia
  • Trinity Red Swingline w/Palisade Peaches&Apricot (4.1%) Colo. Spgs
  • Wander Bbl-Aged  Imperial Global Mutt Baltic Porter (9%) Bellingham