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Belgianfest 2011: Washington Beer – Belgian Style

The second annual Washington Beer Commission’s Belgianfest takes place January 22, 2011 at Warren G. Magnuson Park. Belgianfest is a celebration of Belgian style beers crafted by 25 Washington Breweries:  Tripels, Dubbles, Saisons, Wits, Abbeys and Lambics. All Washington beers at this festival will be brewed with Belgian yeast. Over 50 beers will be on tap this year, including some of our favorites from last year’s Belgianfest like Ram Brewery’s BBBLage-a-trois and Black Raven Brewing Pour les Oiseaux. We are also excited to see that Hales Ale’s excellent Quadruppel is expected to be on tap this year.

Held at the Workshop at Warren G. Magnuson Park,   Belgianfest offers two opportunities to sample these unique beers.

  • Session 1: 12:00-4:00 pm
  • Session 2: 5:30-9:30 pm

Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door per session. Purchase your advance tickets online or at Big Time Brewery or Full Throttle Bottles.
NOTE: Washington Beer Commission beerfests often sell out in advance. Get your tickets now to avoid disappointment!

Ticket price includes 10 ( 4 oz) taste tokens and a commemorative tasting glass. Parking is free but carpooling is recommended. Belgian style beers can be BIG beers with high alcohol content. $5 Designated Driver tickets are available at the door and include free water and soda.

Membership has its benefits: WABL members have exclusive access to a three year barrel aged sour beer  from Snipes Mountain Brewery. If you are a sour beer lover you won’t want to miss this one.

Belgianfest Beer List*:

*Beer list is subject to change, many of these beers are one-offs and brewers make tweak the brews available. Also, some of the beers may not be available both sessions.
Anacortes Brewery

  • Dark Water Dubbel:  ABV: 8.2%
  • Anacortes Sour Brown ABV: 9.1%

Big Al Brewing

  • Belgian Tripel ABV: 9%
  • Local Hero #9 Belgian Dubbel ABV: 7.7%

Big Time Brewery

  • Trombipulator 2010 ABV: 10%
  • Saison Grisette

Black Raven Brewing

  • “Pour Les Oiseaux” ABV: 6.2%
  • “Seasonal Farmhouse IPA” ABV: 7.7%
  • “La Petite Mort” (cask version) ABV: 8.8%

Boundary Bay Brewery

  • Big Belgian Ale ABV: 6.6%
  • Boundary Bay Tripel

Der Blokken Brewery

  • Belgian Gold ABV: 8.5%

Elliot Bay Brewing

  • Belgian Black IPA ABV: 6% IBU: 60
  • Brett von Boorian ABV: 4.75% IBU: 30
  • Imperial von Boorian ABV: 7.25% IBU: 70
  • Red von Boorian ABV: 5% IBU: 20

Elysian Brewing

  • Bête Blanche ABV: 6.9%
  • Bête Noel Belgian-style Ale. ABV: 8.5%
  • Toro Oro Yerba Mate Tripel ABV: 7.2%
  • Yuzu’s. Sour Belgian-Style Golden Ale ABV:4.5%
  • Groaning Board Trappist-style Table Beer ABV: 5.3%
  • Backhanded Compliment (Belgian-Style IPA)  ABV: 6.2%

Fremont Brewing

  • Mystere de Tonneau
  • Blood Funnel-Saison

Georgetown Brewing

  • Donkey Deux!  ABV: 7.9%
  • Georgetown Braggot ABV: 8.5%

Hale’s Ales

  • IX Gold-Belgium Strong Golden Ale. ABV: 9%
  • Quadruppel

Issaquah Brewhouse

  • Cask of Menage-a-Frog: ABV 9%
  • Cask of Menage-a-Frog: Berry Edition ABV 9%

Lazy Boy Brewing

  • Belgian Golden Ale
  • TBA

Naked City Brewery

  • Gilda American Wild Ale ABV: 8.5%
  • Saison De La Ville Nue ABV: 6.5%

Odin Brewing

  • Odin Pearl White Ale ABV: 5.1%

Paradise Creek Brewery

  • Paradise Hoe Style: Belgian Wit. ABV: 5.9%

Pike Brewing

  • Pike Monk’s Uncle Tripel Ale ABV: 9%
  • Pike Tandem Double Ale ABV: 7.5%

Ram Brewery

  • Biere de Mars
  • Rye
  • BBL-a-Trois

RedHook Brewery

  • Dubbel Hook ABV: 8%

Scuttlebutt Brewing

  • Belgian Winter-Belgian Dark Strong Ale
  • Tripel 7 ABV: 9%

Silver City Brewery

  • La Fat-Belgian Inspired Scotch Ale ABV: 9%
  • Katy Saison ABV: 6%

Snipes Mt. Brewery

  • Twangzister #3 ABV: 8.5%

Snoqualmie Falls Brewing

  • Triskaidekaphobia-Belgian Tripel
  • Spring Fever-Belgian Gran Cru
  • Wit-Wit Bier

Three Skulls-Baron Brewing

  • Three Skulls Belgian Trippel ABV: 9%

Two Beers Brewing

  • Crooked Belgian Wit
  • Cask Dry Peeled Crooked Belgian Wit

You can read a more complete description of the available beers, including malt and hop information.

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