Celebrate Belgium Brews Jan. 31

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Seattle, WA

Photo at right: Belgium beer styles are cause for celebration. Join the fun on Jan. 31. Photo by Rawi Nanakul

The Washington Beer Commission will celebrate its sixth annual Belgianfest beer tasting event on Jan. 31. The festival will be held on Seattleā€™s waterfront at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center (Pier 66) and will feature 40 Washington breweries showcasing more than 90 unique varieties of Belgian style beer.

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.

To learn more about the Belgianfest or Washington Beer Commission, go to: http://www.washingtonbeer.com

Event Details

What: Belgianfest Beer Tasting Event

When: Jan. 31, 2015

First session: Noon-4 p.m.
Second session: 5:30-9:30 p.m.
Where: Bell Harbor International Conference Center (Pier 66), 2211 Alaskan Way, Seattle, 98121

Cost: $35 in advance; $40 at the door

Admission includes a commemorative tasting glass and 10 four-ounce sample tastes. Designated driver admission is $5 and available at the door only (includes free water/soda). Separate tickets are required for each session. This is a 21 and over event. Must have valid ID to be admitted.

Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/933227

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