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Thursday, March 4, 2010

Possibly THE Beer Weekend of the Year

This coming Friday, Saturday, and Sunday look to be the biggest beer days of the year here and quite possibly the world (at least in terms of variety).

Friday starts out with the pre-ZBF festival put on by the guys at Alvinne with a tremendous lineup of small batch beers from Belgium, Holland, and the UK. Then Friday evening brings the Nacht van Grote Dorst in Ezeringen, a festival of lambics and spontaneously fermented beers. All the lambic and gueuze producers and blenders will be there along with Allagash Brewery. Before sunrise on Saturday the Opening Brewing Day at Cantillon gets underway. Then at noon the Zythos Beer Festival kicks off. Zythos is essentially Belgium's national beer festival and has most major brewers there. This year it also has a number of smaller brewers as well, Montaigu, Den Tseut, and De Leite among them. At the same time as all this is going on Moeder Lambic Fontainas in Brussels is having what is essentially a Cantillon festival by serving up various versions of their lambic and gueuze beers.

It will be epic.

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