USA vs. Belgium – head-to-head matchups this weekend

As the world anxiously awaits the start of the 2010 World Cup, Tacoma is poised to host its own international tournament this Memorial Day weekend: the USA versus Belgium in a head-to-head beer battle. This is an opportunity for you to compare original Belgian brews against their domestic counterparts. The venue is the Parkway Tavern. The date is this Saturday, May 29th, from 5:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.

Here’s what they’re saying at the Parkway:
This Memorial Day weekend, skip the camping traffic and come hang with your favorite bartenders as we pair up USA’s best and brightest against the gold standard of Belgian Beers. The list includes:

List updated Friday, May 28.

Midnight Sun Mayhem Belgian Double IPA. Anchorage, AK. ABV 8.2%
Brasserie Achouffe Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel. Achouffe, Belgium. ABV 9%

Firestone Walker Solace Wit. Paso Robles, CA. ABV 6%
Brouwerij Bavik Wittekerke Wit. Harelbeke, Belgium. ABV 6%

Ommegang Abbey. Cooperstown, NY. ABV 8.5%
Brouwerij Van Steenberge Bornem Double. Ertvelde, Belgium. ABV 8%

Big Al Tripel. Seattle, WA. ABV ?
Brasserie St. Feuillien Tripel. Le Roeulx, Belgium. ABV 8.5%

Elysian Krokus Sour Saffron. Seattle, WA. ABV 5.6%
Brouwerij Verhaeghe Duchesse De Bourgogne. Vichte, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. ABV 6.2%

New Belgium Belgian Blond. Fort Collins, CO. ABV 8.5%
Brasserie Caracole Saxo Blond. Falmignoul, Belgium. ABV 8%

21st Amendment Golden Doom. San Francisco, CA. ABV 8.2%
Brouwerij Van Steenberge Biere Du Boucanier Golden. Ertvelde, Belgium. ABV 11%

Avery The Beast Grand Cru. Boulder, CO. ABV 14.9%
Brasserie De L’Abbaye Du Val Dieu Grand Crue. Aubel, Belgium. ABV 10.5%

Dogfish/Victory/Stone Saison Du BUFF. Escondido, CA. ABV 6.8%
Brasserie Dupont Saison. Tourpes-Leuze, Belgium. ABV 6.5%

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