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Belgianfest 2016 - List of Breweries and More Info

January 10, 2016 - 10:01 AM
- by Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog -

This year marks the 7th year for one of Seattle's most popular beer events: Belgianfest. Tickets are now on sale. This year's event takes place on Saturday, January 30th at Seattle Center's Fisher Pavilion. Note that the event venue has changed for 2016. Otherwise, it will be the same fantastic beer fest you love.

More than 40 of Washington's breweries will pour in excess of 100 Belgian-style and Belgian-inspired beers. List of breweries is below.

There are two separate sessions: Noon-4pm and 5:30-9:30pm. Admission is $35 in advance or $40 at the door and includes a tasting glass and ten four-ounce samples. Separate tickets are required for each session. Tickets are available online now at washingtonbeer.com

Once again, the event is organized and hosted by the Washington Beer Commission. They are masters at the art of beer festivals, so you know everything will go smoothly.

"Belgian beer has an interesting history, with clear origins in the Belgian abbeys of the Middle Ages," says the Washington Beer Commission. "First brewed by monks, it was a way to remain industrious and earn income for the abbey. Little did they know they were crafting beer unlike anywhere else in the world, with distinct, recognizable tastes such as citrus, vanilla and cloves to name just a few of the unique flavors."

"Popular Belgian beer styles include Lambics, Witbiers, Dubbels, Tripels and Saisons. The key ingredient that differentiates Belgian beer is its yeast. Though many of the other ingredients remain the same, Belgian yeast creates flavors and aromas that no other strain can. The 40 Washington brewers participating in Belgianfest will be using Belgian yeast, along with their creativity to craft delicious Belgian style beers."

The 44 Washington Breweries of Belgianfest 2016:

American Brewing, Edmonds
Anacortes Brewery, Anacortes
Aslan Brewing, Bellingham
Beardslee Public House, Bothell
Big Al Brewing, Seattle
Black Raven Brewing, Redmond
Boundary Bay Brewery, Bellingham
Diamond Knot Craft Brewing, Mukilteo
Dru Bru, Snoqualmie Pass
Elliott Bay Brewing, Burien
Elysian Brewing, Seattle
Engine House No. 9, Tacoma
Fish Brewing, Olympia
Flying Lion Brewing , Seattle
Fremont Brewing, Seattle
Georgetown Brewing, Seattle
Hilliard's Beer, Seattle
Holy Mountain Brewing, Seattle
Issaquah Brewhouse, Issaquah
Lantern Brewing, Seattle
McMenamins-Roy Street, Seattle
Mollusk Restaurant & Brewery, Seattle
Northwest Brewing, Pacific
Odin Brewing, Tukwila
Old Ivy Brewery, Vancouver
Paradise Creek Brewery, Pullman
Postdoc Brewing, Redmond
Propolis Brewing, Port Townsend
Redhook Ale Brewery, Woodinville
Rooftop Brewing, Seattle
Schooner Exact Brewing, Seattle
Silver City Brewery, Bremerton
Skookum Brewery, Arlington
Snipes Mountain Brewing, Sunnyside
Snoqualmie Falls Brewing, Snoqualmie
Sound Brewery, Poulsbo
Stoup Brewing, Seattle
Strong Arm Brewing, Renton
Sumerian Brewing, Woodinville
Three Magnets Brewing, Olympia
Tin Dog Brewing, Seattle
Triplehorn Brewing, Woodinville
Wander Brewing, Bellingham
Wingman Brewers, Tacoma
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