The annual tradition of celebrating Kwaktoberfest returns to Bazi Bierbrasserieon Sunday, October 30th from 2:00 to 7:00pm. This day honors the 225 years of brewing tradition from the Bosteels Brewery based in Buggenhout, Belgium that recently sold to Anheuser-Busch InBev with three of its most well recognized beers; Kwak, Tripel Karmeliet and DeuS.
During Kwaktoberfest, patrons can order a $15.00 taster tray that will feature 5 oz. pours of Kwak, Tripel Karmeliet and DeuS that includes a souvenir Kwak glass. This is a rare opportunity to try DeuS as it is normally available only in 750 ml Dom Perignon style bottles.
Here are details on each of the three beers.
DeuS undergoes a lengthy, costly maturation in the Champagne caves of France. The elegant and labor-intensive “methode Champenoise” produces the best sparkling beverages in the world. DeuS has characteristics of both sparkling wine (fine, velvety carbonation) and specialty beer (rich maltiness) but also exhibits a fragrant, herbal and spicy character quite unique and special. Flavors of anise, mint, malt, lavender, and a barely perceptible hoppiness make DeuS a very sophisticated treat. Only available in 750 ml bottles.
Kwak is rich amber in color with a slightly sweet, generously malty character. Hops are subdued, but present a well-considered balance with the juicy ripeness of grain and a fruity, meringue softness.
Tripel Karmeliet is brewed with oats, barley and wheat, and has soft, full, rich grain character with hints of banana, vanilla, and a slight, pleasing bubble-gum aroma. A restrained hop bitterness offers perfect balance and a gentle counterpart to its substantial maltiness. World’s Best Ale 2008.
One lucky winner will also be chosen to take home a Quattro (4-Kwak tasting tray). Announcement will take place shortly at the conclusion of the event around 7:00pm.
Bazi Bierbrasserie 1522 SE 32nd Ave Portland, OR 97214
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 20 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter at @hopapalooza.