The 5th Annual Cheers to Belgian Beers takes place Saturday, April 30, 2011 at Metalcraft Fabrication (723 N Tillamook). The fest goes from noon to 9pm (so arrive early, enjoy delicious beer, and then head to the Timbers match at 7:30pm!).
Every beer available during the fest has been brewed with the Wyeast 3787 Trappist High Gravity yeast strain. Each brewery, via dart toss, was assigned color and strength characteristics to aim for, so some of the brewers are out of their comfort zones. For beer styles, this is my favorite local beer festival (i.e. beers aren’t all IPAs!). The beers are truly experimental, and no doubt there will be some fantastic discoveries (and also possibly a few stinkers).
$15 gets you the tasting goblet (required to taste) and five drink tickets (additional tastes are a buck each).