Cheers to Belgian Beers is back for its 10th year in 2016. 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 58 Lioness. 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 2015 Cheers to Belgian Beers featured 60 beers from 57 brewing companies.
For the sixth 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 Philadelphia’s Steaks & Hoagies and Urban German will be available on both days. If you need to pick up some official Timbers Army merchandise, the No Pity Van will be onsite as well. 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, May 13th (1pm-9 pm) & Saturday, May 14th (Noon-8pm)
Where: North Warehouse, 723 N. Tillamook St., Portland
How: Admission is free. There is a $20 charge for a glass and 10 drink tickets, which are required to taste. Additional tastes are $1. This is a 21 and over only event-no minors are allowed.
2016 Online Beer List: TBD
Download the Beer Program: TBD
Interested in volunteering?: TBD
Facebook Event: Click Here for the Facebook Event
Social Media Hashtag: #ctbb | @oregoncraftbeer
2016 DART THROW RESULTS
The Annual Dart throw for CTBB 2016 was held Monday, February 1st, 2016 at 6pm at the Horse Brass Pub in Portland. Check out the results for this year!
Homebrew Competition info: Click on this link for more information
Cheers to Belgian Beers Yeast Strain:
Excellent Belgian that shines in red to brown ales, but also works well for light colored beers. Lioness produces white fruit esters that are balanced with clove phenolic aromas. At the low end of the temperature range this strain is tamer than at higher temps where the esters and phenolic levels will dominate.
-Dubbel, Belgian Blond, Belgian Dark Strong, Tripel