Monday, December 28, 2009

First Annual Belgianfest

The Washington Beer Commission is presenting a brand spankin new beer festival, "Belgianfest," showcasing a wide variety of Belgian style beers on Saturday, January 23rd, 2010, at Georgetown Studios' Engine Room, located in South Seattle.

There will be more than twenty Washington breweries on hand serving many classic Belgian brews, as well as some very unique adaptations. The event will showcase beer styles including Tripels, Dubbles, Saisons, Wits, Abbeys and Lambics. All of the beers will be brewed using Belgian yeast. In all, more than 50 Belgian style beers will be on tap.

2010 Belgianfest will host two sessions on the 23rd, noon to 4pm and 6pm to 10pm. Admission is $30 in advance and $35 at the door, and includes a tasting glass and ten 4oz tastes. Separate tickets are required and space is limited, with only 400 tickets available for each session. Get your tickets here. This is a 21+ only event.

In addition to the festival, The WBC has partnered with the Corson Building to present a Belgian beer dinner scheduled for the week leading up to the festival. The Corson Building is a renowned restaurant located in the Georgetown neighborhood known for its innovative cuisine using fresh local ingredients. Stay tuned for further event details.

Belgian beer expert, Stu Stewart of “Belgian Beer Me!” will also be attending Belgiannfest. Track him down and ask any and all questions Belgium-and-or-beer-related. “Belgian Beer Me!” offers Belgian beer appreciation classes in Seattle and organizes Belgian beer tours every year.

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