Cheers to Belgian Beers is back for its 11th year in 2017. The Belgian-style Beer Festival will feature a single yeast strain, with which brewers will brew a unique Belgian Style beer. This year the yeast strain is B45 Gnome. In order to demonstrate the diversity the yeast strain, as well as show off the creativity of Oregon Craft Brewers, the color and strength of each brewer’s beer is determined by a dart throw. When Portland’s Cheers to Belgian Beers started in 2007, it was to help introduce Oregonians to the breadth of style and flavors of beers brewed in Belgium. The 2016 Cheers to Belgian Beers featured 71 beers from 68 brewing companies.
For the seventh year in a row, the festivities will be at the North Warehouse, 723 N. Tillamook Street in Portland. The outside area will be tented and food from Urban German Grill and Oregon Deli Co. will be available on both days. Brewed Oregon will be selling merchandise inside the North Warehouse.
People are encouraged to take public transportation (the TriMet Bus Line 35 stops 1 block away and the Yellow Max Line stops 2 and 3 blocks away) or ride your bike (we will have bike parking outside for 100+ bikes). Parking is available on the street between Broadway and N. Graham St.
Please don’t park in front of any neighboring businesses that have no parking signs!
What: Cheers to Belgian Beers, Belgian-style Beer Fest
When: Friday, June 2nd (1pm-9pm) & Saturday, June 3rd (noon-8pm)
Where: North Warehouse, 723 N. Tillamook St., Portland | Google Map VIEW HERE
How: Admission is free. There is a $20 charge for a glass and 8 drink tickets, which are required to taste. Additional tastes are $1. This is a 21 and over only event-no minors are allowed.
General Admission – $20 (glass + 8 tasting tickets): Good for a beer goblet and 8 drink tickets. Only 1 glass per person, only 8 tickets will be sold to any one person at any one time.
Interested in volunteering? Click this link to sign up!