COVID-19 Update: Bale Breaker Brewing Company’s taproom is temporarily closed to the public, but we are running weekly 12-5pm Saturday Drive-Thrus. Visit our blog for this week’s menu.
Seattle’s celebration of Washington-brewed, Belgian-inspired beers is here! Time for Belgian Fest! This annual beer events, one of Seattle’s most popular, happens this Saturday at Seattle Center. You can see our previous post for more details, or check out the official website for more info and tickets.
We are hearing that tickets are all but extinct for the afternoon session, but there are still some available for the evening session. BTW – this year a DJ will be spinning tunes during the evening session.
Here is my cheat sheet for this year’s Belgian Fest. Call it a Top Ten list if you like, but truthfully it’s just a list of beers that either catch my eye or that have already captured my fancy.
You can peruse the entire list of all of the Belgian Fest beers here.
Bale Breaker Brewing – Nouvelle Abbeye Tripel IPA (ABV 8.5% / IBU 39) -Nouvelle Abbaye (French for New Abbey) is an interpretation of a classic Belgian Trappist ale. However, we dry hopped this beer with a generous amount of Citra—hence the term Tripel IPA.
It’s been said that the French language has 130 words for “wine,” but not even one word for “hops.” Okay, I made that up. When Bale Breaker says “generous amount of Citra…” they are speaking my language.
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Posted February 01, 2019