image from Belgianfest 2011 courtesy our Flickr page If you haven’t been paying attention, then you probably didn’t know that Belgian Fest was almost upon you. In fact you only have a few more weekends to go online and purchase a ticket.

Yes, there are still tickets available for purchase. Whether it’s for session one (from 12pm to 4pm) or session two (from 5:30pm to 9:30pm) it would be wise to just get a ticket.

To the uninitiated Belgian Fest is a rare opportunity to see your favorite Washington breweries step up and show the out-of-towners a thing or two about Belgian-style / Belgian-influenced beer. Mind you we aren’t isolating this discussion to Wild Ales or Farmhouse Ales. Instead we blissfully assume there will be a cornucopia of Belgian-style beers to choose from.

With names like saison, dubbel, quadrupel, tripel, strong dark, or abbey; there are plenty to choose from. Or if you are a fan of descriptors then how about raisin, fig, brown sugar, dark cherries, honey, wheat, oats, or currant. Heck there might even be a kriek, framboise, or barrel-aged something to snack on.

More about this year’s Washington Beer Commission sponsored Belgian Fest

The 4th Annual Belgianfest will take place on Saturday, February 2nd, 2013 at  Bell Harbor International Conference Center on Seattle’s waterfront.

Belgianfest highlights the fascinating beer culture of Belgium by showcasing 60+ Belgian-style beers crafted by Washington breweries. Featured beer styles include Tripels, Dubbles, Saisons, Wits, Abbeys and Lambics. All of the beers will be brewed with Belgian yeast.

Ok, smartguy, what breweries are showing up?

Ask and you shall receive. Here is the final list of breweries participating in this year’s festival.

  • American Brewing
  • Anacortes Brewery
  • Big Al Brewing
  • Big Time Brewery
  • Black Raven Brewing
  • Boundary Bay Brewery
  • Diamond Knot Craft Brewing
  • Dicks Brewing
  • Duvall Springs Brewing
  • Elliott Bay Brewing
  • Elysian Brewing
  • Engine House #9
  • Flyers Restaurant and Brewery
  • Fremont Brewing
  • Georgetown Brewing
  • Hale’s Ales
  • Hilliard’s Beer
  • Issaquah Brewhouse
  • Justice Brewing
  • Lazy Boy Brewing
  • McMenamins
  • Naked City Brewery
  • Paradise Creek Brewery
    Pike Brewery
  • Ram Brewery
  • Ramblin’ Road Craft Brewery
  • Redhook Brewery
  • Reuben’s Brews
  • Silver City Brewery
  • Snipes Mountain Brewing
  • Snoqualmie Falls Brewing
  • Sound Brewery
  • Wingman Brewers
  • Yakima Craft Brewing

Anymore questions you had better show up in two weeks to Bell Harbor International Conference Center.

Saturday February 9th, 2013 12:00pm to 4:00p
WA Beer Commision presents Belgian Fest at Bell Harbor International Conference Center 
2211 Alaskan Way, Pier 66 Seattle, WA 98121

Saturday February 9th, 2013 5:30pm to 9:30p
WA Beer Commision presents Belgian Fest at Bell Harbor International Conference Center
2211 Alaskan Way, Pier 66 Seattle, WA 98121

Cheers

About the photo’s author

Paul “Fruit Trees” Orchard, is an amateur craft beer enthusiast and amateur photographer. Throughout the many years in craft beer he is always carrying a camera (smartphone, digital, traditional) and is invites you to see that beer can also be exciting even if you can’t drink the photo

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