The Belgians are coming! The Belgians are coming!
The 5th Annual “Portland’s Cheers to Belgian Beers” Festival Returns April 30th
Portland’s Cheers to Belgian Beers is back for its fifth year and promises to be bigger and better than ever, with 42 Oregon breweries crafting signature Belgian-style beers specifically for this annual event. A majority of the beers at the festival have been produced using the same strain of yeast, highlighting the wide range of flavors and styles produced in this beer category.
This year the festivities are moving to Metalcraft Fabrication in North Portland where ample space allows for more breweries and Belgian beer fans to participate in the event. A selection of Portland’s favorite food carts will be on-site with food available for purchase. Tickets are $15 and include entry to the festival, a commemorative tasting glass and five drink tickets.
After sampling all the Belgian style ales, attendees will vote for their favorite in the “People’s Choice Awards.” To the victor goes the spoils, and in this case the winning brewery earns the right to select next year’s yeast strain. Block 15 Restaurant & Brewery won the 2010 competition and has chosen Trappist High Gravity as this year’s yeast strain, which is ideal for classic Belgian dubbels or triples with a balance of complex fruity flavors.
Saturday, April 30th from noon to 9p.m.
Metalcraft Fabrication 723 N Tillamook St., Portland
Admission is free! There is a $15 charge for five drink tickets and a tasting glass, which is required to taste. Additional tastes are $1. Tickets can be purchased at the festival entrance.
For More Information:
More information and a list of participating breweries, please visit the OBG’s website at http://oregonbeer.org/pctbb