By Michael O’Connor
Nobody loves Belgian beer as much as the Bailey’s crew, which is why for the third year in a row, we’re letting all those esters and adjuncts, fruit and funk run free on our taps. This year’s festival starts Saturday, November 10th at 4 PM for General Admission, or 2 PM for the VIP Experience.
What’s the difference, you ask?
General Admission begins at 4 PM and there’s no cost at the door. You pay for what you drink. Simple, right? Tastes (4 oz) cost either $2 or $3, depending on the beer, while fills (10-12 oz) will cost $4 or $6.
Meanwhile, VIP patrons will get a head-start on these twenty unique brews by gaining entry two hours earlier in a quieter, more relaxed atmosphere. Because admission is limited there will be plenty of seats available and no long lines or crowding. Tickets are only $25 and include the cost of your first six 4 oz tastes (HINT! if you’re smart about your free tasters, early entry almost pays for itself!) If you’re interested, act fast by clicking HERE!
For the list, we’ve assembled a motley assortment of styles, from the traditional and classic to the what-were-they-smoking? All twenty Belgian-style beers are brewed locally by some of our favorite Oregon brewers and we’re happy to report that they’ve really outdone themselves this year. Take a look at our nearly complete list below and keep your ears and eyes open in the following days for further details and reveals!
- Gigantic The Royale
- Breakside Pumpkin Bier de Garde
- The Commons Plum Bretta
- Silver Moon Oak Aged Purgatory’s Shadow
- Block15 Framboise White
- Laurelwood Sour Barrel Aged Cardinal Sin
- Flat Tail Bourbon Barrel Dark Strong Sour w/ figs
- Old Town Wit
- Pfriem Tripel
- Boneyard Bonehead
- 10 Barrel Belgian Holiday Ale (Nitro!)
- Rogue Batch 15K Belgian Stout
- Hopworks Abbey
- Upright/Bushwhacker Blend
- Logsdon Oak Aged Seizoen Bretta
- Lompoc Le Chat Noir (2009)
- Pints Evil Twin Dark Saison
- Deschutes Bier de Garde
- Burnside International Incident (Sour & Gin Barrel Aged)
- Cascade TBA