By now you’ve likely heard that the first-ever Washington Belgianfest takes place this Saturday, with two sessions scheduled for your drinking pleasure. Click here to read more about Belgianfest. To get you in the mood, the Beveridge Place Pub and the Naked City Taphouse will host Belgianfest preview parties this Thursday night. Each will feature casks of Belgian-style creations from local brewers. Well, one brewer is not really local. Kind of.
In West Seattle, the Beveridge Place Pub will be tapping at least two casks. One cask will be Elliott Bay Brewing’s Spring Golden, which I believe is seasoned with coriander seed. The other cask will be a yet-to-be-named collaborative beer made by Elysian Brewing and Green Flash Brewing (CA). We may not know the name, but we know that this collaborative effort is a saison. We also know that they used peppercorns and apples. Click here to read about Green Flash Brewing and this collaborative beer.
Up in Greenwood, the Naked City Taphouse will feature two casks: Ram Abbey-style Wheat Ale and Pike Barrel-aged Tripel Kriek. Naked City only confirmed yesterday that they’d be pouring the Tripel Kriek. They’ll only have a 1/4 barrel (pony keg) because it is such a rare treat. You might want to get there early.
There may still be additions or changes to the lineups. We’ll keep you posted as everything is finalized.