10th Annual Cheers to Belgian Beers Releases Beer Lineup

A glass pour at the 2015 Cheers to Belgian Beers.
A glass pour at the 2015 Cheers to Belgian Beers.

PORTLAND, Ore. – The 10th annual Cheers to Belgian Beers festival has announced the beer lineup for this year’s event, taking place May 13 and May 14 at The North Warehouse, 723 N Tillamook St. Hours are 1 to 9pm on Friday and Noon to 8pm on Saturday.

The festival features up to 70 Belgian-style beers all brewed by Oregon craft brewers, the majority of which use the same single yeast strain: Imperial Organic Yeast 58 Lioness, a yeast that produces white fruit esters that are balanced with clove phenolic aromas.

The list of participating breweries, their beer name and their style follows; this list is continually updated as more breweries sign up. For a complete up to date list, including ABV and yeast strain, please visit this link

  • 13 Virtues Brewing: Guatemala Steve | Belgian Dark Specialty
  • Agrarian Ales: Leaena | Belgian Golden
  • Alameda Brewing: Donk and Donk | Dubbel
  • Ambacht Brewing: G++ | Belgian Golden Strong Ale
  • BackPedal Brewing: 99 Problems | Belgian Strong Brown Ale
  • Baerlic Brewing: Stark Black | Belgian Stout
  • Base Camp Brewing: Monk’s Brunch | Belgian Dark Session
  • Bent Shovel Brewing: Namesake Dark Strong Ale | Belgian Dark Strong Ale
  • Breakside Brewery: Bunk’s Wit | Witbier
  • Buoy Beer: Sort of Brunette | Belgian Blonde
  • Burnside Brewing: Immaculate Decoction | Belgian Strong Ale
  • Caldera Brewing: Vas Deference | Belgian Ale
  • Cascade Brewing: Lioness Ritchie | Blonde
  • Coalition Brewing: Trifecta | Tart Belgian Pale with Lychee Fruit
  • Craft Kitchen and Brewery: Red Dawn Saison | Barrel Aged Belgium (Soured)
  • Crux Fermentation Project: CBS (Cranberry Belgian Stout) | Belgian Stout
  • Culmination Brewing: Pinot Evil | Belgian Tripel
  • Deschutes Brewery: Lumiere du Centre | Belgian Tripel
  • Double Mountain Brewery: TBD | Belgian Quad
  • Ecliptic Brewing: Hyades Belgian Golden Ale | Belgian Golden Ale
  • Ex Novo Brewing: TBD | Strong Gold with Papaya
  • Falling Sky Brewing: Big Ripple Tripel | Tripel
  • Fat Heads Brewery: Dark Gnome | Belgian Session CDA
  • Fort George Brewery: Spring Fever | Belgian Strong Ale
  • FOTM Brewing: Une Biere Pour Adelaide | Belgian Strong Pale
  • Gigantic Brewing: Black Pieter | Belgian Black Ale
  • Golden Valley Brewery: Rode Distel | Flanders Style Red
  • Green Dragon Brew Crew: Special Agent Moriarty | Belgian Dark Strong
  • Hair of the Dog Brewing: Rose | Belgian Tripel
  • Howporks Urban Brewery: Xocolatl Xake Up | Spiced Quad
  • Laurelwood Brewery: TBD | Imperial Belgian Chocolate Stout
  • Leikam Brewing: Moonshadow Belgian Chocolate Ale | Dark Belgian
  • Lompoc Brewing: Mystical Apricorn | Belgian Pale
  • Lucky Labrador Brewing: High Ryes | Belgian Rye
  • McMenamins Concordia Brewery: Triple Lindy | Belgian Tripel
  • McMenamins Crystal Brewery: Damned in Black Belgian Rye | Belgian Rye
  • Migration Brewing: Azaca Kahn IPA | Belgian IPA
  • Montavilla Brew Werks: Jerry Runs the voodoo Down | Belgian Extra Pale Ale
  • Mt Tabor Brewing: Oranje Leeuwin | Belgian Blonde
  • Oakshire Brewing: Save the Bees | Tart Dry-Hopped Farmhouse Ale
  • Occidentall Brewing: Zwarte Betje | Belgian Dark Strong
  • Old Town Brewing: Gargamel’s Revenge | Belgian Stout
  • Pelican Brewery: Pelican Saison | Saison
  • pFriem Family Brewers: Flanders Red | Flanders Red
  • PINTS Brewing: Belgian Breakfast | Belgian Breakfast Beer
  • Plank Town Brewing: Trubbel | Dubbel
  • Portland Brewing: Honey Badger | Belgian Braggot
  • Rock Bottom Brewery: TBD
  • Rogue Ales: TBD | Belgian Dark Strong Ale
  • Sasquatch Brewery: Grand Cru | Belgian Style Strong Blonde
  • Solera Brewery: The Five Foot Assassin | Sour Brown
  • Stickmen Brewing: La Sticke | Belgian Tripel
  • Storm Breaker Brewing: Tripel Impact | Belgian Tripel
  • Sunriver Brewing: Willie the Red | Belgian Strong Red Ale
  • The Commons Brewery: Zeven | Dubbel
  • Three Mugs Brewing: Belgian from the ‘Burbs | Coffee Belgian Dark Strong
  • Thunder Island Brewing: The Hoppy Monk | Belgian Dark Strong
  • Unicorn Brewing: The Unicorns Drinking Pale | Belgian Dry Hopped Pale
  • Upright Brewing: Sunset Saison | Saison
  • Uptown Brewing: Wam Bam Thank You Tam | Black Saison
  • Vagabond Brewing: Belgian Blonde | Belgian Blonde
  • Widmer Brothers Brewing: Sansho No Sezon | Saison with Sansho Peppercorns
  • Wild Ride Brewing: Dark Dynasty Belgian Dark Strong Ale | Belgian Dark Strong Ale
  • Wolf Tree Brewery: Donker Boom | Belgian Strong Dark Ale
  • Worthy Brewing: Three Legged Table Bier | Belgian Dark
  • Yachats Brewing: Jasper Wave | Belgian Blonde
  • Zoiglhaus Brewing: Chocolate Blood Orange Candi Biere | Chocolate Orange Ale

2016 Cheers To Belgian Beers

Admission to the event is free. In order to drink, it costs $20 for a souvenir glass tasting goblet and 10 drink tickets. Beers are available by taster only; most beers cost one ticket for a taste, though some may cost double. Additional tasting tickets are available for $1 apiece. Advance tickets are on sale now at http://oregoncraftbeer.org/ctbb. The event is for ages 21 and over.

Cheers to Belgian Beers takes place in The North Warehouse as well as outside in the tented parking lot. Food is available from Monk’s Deli and the Urban German Grill. Street parking is available, but limited. Attendees are encouraged to take public transportation — the TriMet Bus Line 35 stops one block away and the Yellow Max Line stops two blocks away — or ride their bike, with complimentary bike parking available.

Cheers to Belgian Beers is sponsored by MCF Craft Brewing Systems, Boelter Beverage, The Country Malt Group, Great Western Malting, Imperial Organic Yeast and Portland Mercury. The event is organized by the Oregon Brewers Guild, a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the state’s craft brewing industry and the common interests of its members. Founded in 1992, the Oregon Brewers Guild is one of the nation’s oldest craft brewers associations. The Guild, which receives no state funding, comprises 154 brewing companies, 122 associate or supplier members and more than 3,500 enthusiast members or S.N.O.B.s (Supporters of Native Oregon Beer). To learn more, visit www.oregoncraftbeer.org.

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