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Last Minute Holiday Gifts for Beer And Wine Lovers

The holidays are fast approaching! Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa start less than a week away and do you have all of your presents for your beer loving, foodie, wine adoring friends? We have some great last minute gift ideas. Unlike many holiday gift guides, all of our holiday beer, food and wine gift suggestions have been personally tested and approved by one or more Wine Beer Washington writers! In a... read more

Celebrate Washington Beer at 2015 Belgianfest

Celebrate Washington beer at the 6th annual Belgianfest. Held on Seahawks Superbowl eve, the Belgianfest is January 31st, 2015.  The Belgianfest has an afternoon session 12-4pm and an evening session 5:30-9:30pm. Sponsored by the Washington Beer Commission, Belgianfest will feature more than 80 Washington beers, all brewed with Belgian yeast. Beers made from Belgian yeast encompass a wide variety of... read more

Belgianfest 2014 Celebrating Washington Beer

What’s the best way to get pumped up for the Seahawk’s Super Bowl game? Start the celebration at Belgianfest, with Washington State beers. Every beer at the Washington Beer Commission’s 5th Annual Belgianfest is proudly made in Washington and highlight the exciting and delicious diversity accomplished with Belgian yeasts. It is the diversity of styles and flavors of beers that intrigue me... read more

Cask Beer Festival 2013

The 2013 Cask Festival continues to be one of the best annual beer events to attend. Amazing varieties of exotic brews that exhibited the great skill of our Pacific Northwest Brew Masters. The Bell Harbor venue was excellent. One major, awesome attribute that I would give this event is that many of the beers were served at an excellent temperature, one that exemplified the notes or their respective... read more

Belgianfest 2013

Belgianfest offers the best of Belgium and Washington in one event! On February 2, 2013, Washington brewers offer Washington beers made with distinctive Belgian yeast during the annual Belgianfest Featured beer styles include: Tripels Dubbles Saisons Wits Abbeys Lambics Over 80+ Belgian-style beers crafted by Washington breweries will be available for tasting during the two sessions of Belgian fest. The... read more

Belgianfest 2012

The Washington Beer Commission’s third annual Belgian Fest was held this past weekend at Bell Harbor Center on Pier 66. Bean, Jonathan and I attended on a beautiful Saturday afternoon making it heartbreaking to be indoors. An amazing array of delicious brews assuaged our discontent especially as the average ABV was around 9%. The venue was very nice and a much needed improvement from prior... read more

Belgianfest 2011- Sold Out Success

W ashington Beer Commission’s 2nd annual Belgianfest was a showcase for Washington brewers’ skill and creativity in crafting Belgian style brews. Although last year’s inaugural Belgianfest was relatively small, this year’s boasted a bigger location, more brewers and more beer! Even with a bigger location at Magnuson Park, both tasting sessions of Belgianfest 2011 sold out. It was... read more

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... read more

Belgianfest 2010 Review

The first annual Washington Beer Commission Belgianfest took place this weekend at the Georgetown Studios Engine Room.  Belgianfest featured over 50 Belgian inspired beers crafted by Washington breweries. The event was divided into two tasting sessions. The first ran from 12-4 and the second session ran from 6-10pm. Since it was a working weekend for Ed, we attended the evening session. I was really... read more

Belgianfest Weekend 2010 Begins!

The global recession is impacting the availability of Belgian beer in Belgium, but there will be a LOT of Belgian style beer in Seattle this weekend thanks to the Washington Beer Commission! Thursday: Belgianfest Preview Night at Beveridge Place Pub starting at 6pm Featuring: Elliott Bay Gulden von Boorian and Elysian The Red Queen (Green Flash collaboration) on cask Belgianfest Preview Night at Naked... read more

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