Early September marks the beginning of what I’ve termed ‘beer festival season.’ As most of Belgium slowly returns from their August ‘vacance,’ weekends start to see a flurry of activity with festivals, concerts, and events claiming most Saturdays and Sundays. This lasts well into winter capping off with the Christmas markets that will be covered in this blog in a few months!
This past weekend, 6-8 September, was Belgian Beer Weekend on the Grand Place. It is mostly traditional Belgian breweries whose core beers are your typical Belgian Blondes, Dubbels, and Triples, but there’s always a few offerings from smaller breweries that peak my interest. For three days, the central market of Brussels sees a constant flow of beer geeks, beer lovers, and unknowing tourists passing through, and it always makes for an entertaining festival.
This year, I was shooting for Brasserie St-Feuillien and covering the event from their point of view. Alongside their core range, they were pouring a Spéciale Belge, and often times opening some larger-than-you’re-used-to-seeing 6 Liter bottles of their Triple. Weather was great, crowds were great, and because I did enjoy quite a few beers, I can report that the beers were great as well.
Enjoy the photos!