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6th Annual Belgianfest - list of participating breweries and more

January 8, 2015 - 12:55 PM
- by Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog -

In Seattle, it's one of the most popular beer events of the year. The Washington Beer Commission presents the 6th Annual Belgianfest on Seattle's' waterfront on Saturday, January 31. This year 40 Washington breweries will pour in excess of 90 Belgian-style and Belgian-inspired beers. We'll post more information when and if we get it regarding the particular beers that each brewery plans to pour.

Tickets are on sale now for Belgianfest. There are two sessions: one in the afternoon and one in the evening. The afternoon session will sell out first, so don't delay.  The event takes place at Pier 66 - the Bell Harbor International Conference Center. See below for more information.

 

Saturday, January 31, 2015 at Bell Harbor International Conference Center

Seattle, wa - On Saturday, January 31, the Washington Beer Commission will celebrate its 6th Annual Belgianfest beer tasting event. The festival will be held on Seattle’s waterfront at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center (Pier 66) and will feature 40 Washington breweries showcasing more than 90 unique varieties of Belgian style beer. This event is the day before Super Bowl Sunday and serves as a great way to get warmed up for the big game the next day. Go Seahawks!

Belgian beer has an interesting history, with clear origins in the Belgian abbeys of the Middle Ages. First brewed by monks, it was a way to remain industrious and earn income for the abbey. Little did they know they were crafting beer unlike anywhere else in the world, with distinct, recognizable tastes such as citrus, vanilla and cloves to name just a few.

Popular Belgian beer styles include Lambics, Witbiers, Dubbels, Tripels and Saisons. The key ingredient that differentiates Belgian beer is its yeast. Though many of the other ingredients remain the same, Belgian yeast creates flavors and aromas that no other strain can. The 40 Washington brewers participating in Belgianfest will be using Belgian yeast, along with their creativity to craft delicious Belgian style beers.

Belgianfest will host two separate sessions: Noon-4pm and 5:30-9:30pm. Admission is $35 in advance or $40 at the door and includes a tasting glass and ten, 4oz samples. Separate tickets are required for each session. Tickets are available online now at washingtonbeer.com

The 40 Washington Breweries participating in 2015 Belgianfest:

American Brewing, Edmonds

Anacortes Brewery, Anacortes

Big Al Brewing, Seattle

Der Blokken Brewery, Bremerton

Dick's Brewing, Centralia

Elliott Bay Brewing, Burien

Elysian Brewing, Seattle

Fish BrewingSeattle

Fremont Brewing, Seattle

Gallagher's Where U Brew, Edmonds

Georgetown Brewing, Seattle

Hale's Ales, Seattle

Hilliard's Beer, Seattle

Holy Mountain Brewing, Seattle

Lantern Brewing, Seattle

McMenamin's, Seattle

Menace Brewing, Bellingham

Odin Brewing, Tukwila

Paradise Creek Brewery, Pullman

Peddler Brewing, Seattle

Pike Brewing, Seattle

Propolis Brewing, Port Townsend

Pyramid Breweries, Seattle

Rainy Daze Brewing, Silverdale

Ram Brewery, Seattle/Tacoma

Ramblin' Road, Spokane

Redhook Brewery, Woodinville

Schooner EXACT, Seattle

Scuttlebutt Brewing, Everett

Silver City Brewery, Bremerton

Snipes Mountain Brewing, Sunnyside

Snoqualmie Falls Brewing, Snoqualmie

Sound Brewery, Poulsbo

Strong Arm Brewing, Renton

Three Magnets Brewing, Olympia

Tin Dog Brewing, Seattle

Triplehorn Brewing, Woodinville

Wander Brewing, Bellingham

Wingman Brewers, Tacoma

Yakima Craft Brewing, Yakima

 
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