Wondering which breweries will be pouring at this year’s Belgianfest? Below is the Washington Beer Commission’s latest update on Belgianfest, which takes place just two weeks from this Saturday (February 2nd). Tickets are available online now, and at select outlets. Click here for more information. More information about the event, tickets, parking, the list of breweries, and all the rest can be found below. We understand the event is about 50 percent sold out. Act now!
Seattle, WA – On February 2nd, 2013, The Washington Beer Commission will celebrate its 4th 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 34 Washington breweries showcasing more than 80 unique varieties of Belgian style beer.
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 a few.
Popular Belgian beer styles include Lambics, Witbiers, Dubbels, Tripels and Saisons. The key thing 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 34 Washington brewers participating in Belgianfest will be using Belgian yeast, along with their creativity to craft delicious Belgian style beers.
Belgianfest will host two sessions: Noon-4pm and 5:30-9:30pm. Admission is $35 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 at www.washingtonbeer.com and at select ticket outlets. There will be food for sale from Dante’s Inferno Dogs and Sweet Iron Waffles. This is a 21+ only event.
Washington Breweries participating in 2013 Belgianfest:
- American Brewing, Edmonds
- Anacortes Brewery, Anacortes
- Big Al Brewing, Seattle
- Big Time Brewery, Seattle
- Black Raven Brewing, Redmond
- Boundary Bay Brewery, Bellingham
- Diamond Knot Brewing, Mukilteo
- Dicks Brewing, Centralia
- Duvall Springs Brewing, Duvall
- Elliott Bay Brewing, Seattle/Burien
- Elysian Brewing, Seattle
- Engine House #9, Tacoma
- Flyers Brewery, Oak Harbor
- Fremont Brewing, Seattle
- Georgetown Brewing, Seattle
- Hale’s Ales, Seattle
- Hilliard’s Beer, Seattle
- Issaquah Brewhouse, Issaquah
- Justice Brewing, Everrett
- Lazy Boy Brewing, Everett
- McMenamins, Seattle
- Naked City Brewery, Seattle
- Paradise Creek Brewery, Pullman
- Pike Brewery, Seattle
- Ram Brewery, Seattle
- Ramblin’ Road Brewery, Spokane
- Redhook Brewery, Woodinville
- Reuben’s Brews, Seattle
- Silver City Brewery, Silverdale
- Snipes Mountain Brewing, Sunnyside
- Snoqualmie Falls Brewing, Snoqualmie
- Sound Brewery, Poulsbo
- Wingman Brewers, Tacoma
- Yakima Craft Brewing, Yakima
DATE & HOURS:
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Session 1: Noon-4pm
Session 2: 5:30-9:30pm
Bell Harbor International Conference Center
2211 Alaskan Way, Pier 66
Seattle, WA 98121
$35 advance tickets or $40 at the door
Admission includes a commemorative tasting glass and ten 4oz tastes
Designated driver admission is $5 and available at the door only (includes free water/soda)
Must be 21+ years old and have a valid ID
The event will put a spotlight on the fascinating beer culture of Belgium by showcasing more than 80 Belgian style beers by Washington breweries. Featured beer styles include Tripels, Dubbles, Saisons, Wits, Abbeys and Lambics. All the beers will be brewed with Belgian yeast. A complete list of beers and their descriptions will be available Tuesday, January 22, 2013.
Belgianfest is a fundraiser for the Washington Beer Commission, the first and only commission of its kind in the nation. Established in July 2007 the Commission represents all 150+ breweries in Washington State. The Commission’s mission is to promote Washington Beer, benefit the state’s breweries, and increase awareness and demand.