Legendary Belgian Brewery and Importer Duvel Moortgat will celebrate Belgian Independence Day from Wednesday, July 17 through Sunday, July 21 (the official holiday) with a week of events to mark the uprising that separated Belgium from the Netherlands. Across the city, ten bars, restaurants and markets will serve Duvel Moortgat’s portfolio of award-winning Belgian and Belgian-style beers by the bottle and on draught, or during tap takeovers or as flights of beer created just for this beer-holiday.
Featured beers will include:
- Duvel Single
- Duvel Triple Hop
- Maredsous Blonde
- Maredsous Triple
- De Koninck
- De Koninck Winter
- Ommegang Belgian Independence Day Double White
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Stift Engleszell is a Cistercian monastery in Austria that was founded in 1293. And now it is the newest Trappist Monastery to commercially produce Trappist Ales. Stift Engleszell was granted membership in the International Trappist Association last month and ten of their kegs have made it to Pennsylvania, Monk’s Cafe to be exact. And at 5:30 p.m. they’ll be tapping the Pennsylvania debut of Stift Engleszell Gregorius Trappistenbier.
The beer is a dark ale made with organic honey and weighs in at 9.7% alcohol by volume.
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Barbuzzo will be holding a Belgian Beer Dinner on Wednesday, May 9th. The dinner will consist of four courses each paired with a different Belgian beer including one of our all-time favorites, Tripel Karmeliet. The dinner with pairings costs $55 a person.
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Philly Beer Week’s hotel in Brugges
This week several local beer luminaries are in Belgium to brew the 2012 Collaboration Beer with Brasserie Dupont. Back in November Philly Beer Week held a drawing to send a lucky person on a beer trip to Belgium. Vince Masciandaro won and picked brewer Chris LaPierre of Iron Hill Maple Shade to accompany him to Belgium to be the head brewer for Philly Beer Week’s collaborative beer with Brasserie Dupont. This is the first time the Belgian brewer has ever done a collaborative beer.
It seems the pair has picked up more than a few traveling companions. Scoates from Grey Lodge, William Reed of Standard Tap/Johnny Brenda’s and Tom Peters of Monk’s Cafe have all made the trip. Even Craig LaBan is along for the fun and he’s blogging the trip on Philly.com.
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Chris Bauweraerts, owner of the Belgian brewery Brasserie d’Achouffe is in town today and tomorrow with his La Chouffe in tow.
Tonight he and his beers will be at Belgian Cafe from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tomorrow he will be at Jose Pistola’s at noon and Eulogy at 7 p.m.
Philly Beer Week is looking to send a brewer and beer drinker to Belgium to help brew a Philly Beer Week collaborative beer with Dirk Naudts of De Proef Brouwerij.
In order to win, attend the party at McGillin’s Olde Ale House on Wednesday, November 17th. By entering a raffle ($5 per ticket for $20 to benefit Philadelphia Beer Week) to select the brewer to go to Belgium at 8:30 one raffle ticket will be selected and the brewer named on the entry will go to Belgium along with the person who nominated them.
Full release after the jump.
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We just ran into Fergus Carey, co-owner of Monk’s Cafe and received an update on his bus struck Belgian bar.Repairs are ongoing and a meeting is scheduled with Licenses and Inspections at noon tomorrow. If all the repairs are complete and L&I gives the go-ahead, the bar could reopen at that time.
Monk’s Cafe [Official Site]
Wear a silly hat and celebrate Belgian National Day with a cold glass of Belgian beer.
Following in the great American tradition of stealing foreign days of independence and bastardizing them for the benefit of beer and liquor consumption comes July 21st, Belgian National Day. The day is not a big deal in Belgium, last year the story was the hats of the Royal family. But American brewery Ommegang recognizes an opportunity when it sees one and they are organizing events around the country and the city in celebration of the day.
Expect to find Ommegang Hennepin, Belgian Pale Ale and Duvel Green pouring around town. Also look for Ommegang Zuur, a collaborative brew with Brouwerij Liefmans of Belgium that is a blend of two aged Liefmans ales with a bit more malt than normal.
City Tap House is offering $3 Hennepins and $12 flights of all four beers.
Ommegang is also organizing events at the following beer bars:
- The Abbaye
- Belgian Cafe
- Devil’s Den
- Eulogy Belgian Tavern
- Grace Tavern
- Jose Pistola’s
- Monk’s Cafe
Ommegang [Official Site]