Cheers to Belgian Beers is back for its ninth year in 2015. The Belgian-style Beer Festival will feature a single yeast strain, Wyeast Laboratories Yeast Strain: 1762 | Belgian Abbey II™
for the beers entered, with the beers available determined by a dart throw to diversify the color and strength of the beers. 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 currently features 60 beers from 57 brewing companies.
For the fifth year in a row, the festivities will be at the MCF Craft Brewing Systems Warehouse
, 723 N. Tillamook Street in Portland. MCF Craft Brewing Systems (formerly known as Metalcraft Fabrication) is a maker of brewing systems and fermentation tanks for the rapidly growing craft beer industry in Oregon, as well as for craft brewers around the United States. 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
for the match on Saturday, 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 8th from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.and Saturday, May 9th from noon to 8 p.m.
: MCF Craft Brewing Systems, 723 N. Tillamook St., Portland – Map
How: Admission is free. There is a $15 charge for a stemmed glass and five drink tickets, which are required to taste. Additional tastes are $1. This is a 21 and over only event-no minors are allowed.
Social Media Hashtag: #ctbb
DART THROW RESULTS
The Annual Dart throw for CTBB 2015 was held Tuesday, January 13th, 2015 at 6pm at the Horse Brass Pub in Portland. View or Download the Results
Cheers to Belgian Beers Yeast Strain:
1762 | Belgian Abbey II™
An excellent yeast strain for use in Belgian dark strong ales. This strain has a relatively “clean profile” which allows a rich malt and distinctive ethanol character to shine. Delicate dried fruit esters can be produced when used at higher fermentation temperatures or in a high gravity wort.
Origin: Abbaye du Nortre Dame
Temperature Range: 65-75° F (18-24° C)
Alcohol Tolerance: approximately 12% ABV
View the Dart throw results by clicking on this link.