Portland, OR – The first National Belgian Beer Week kicks off this weekend featuring many of the finest Belgian imports around the United States and concludes on Friday, July 21st with Belgian Independence Day. The week is a joint effort between the nation’s premier Belgian beer importers including Artisanal Imports, D&V International, Global Beer, Merchant du Vin, and the breweries they represent.
Bazi Bierbrasserie (1522 SE 32nd Ave), Portland’s first Belgian beer bar, joins the importers and Belgian brewers across the country with four local events.
Monday, July 18 from 5-9 PM
Mussels, Beers, and EGGS!
Join Merchant Du Vin, specialty beer importers since 1978 with two specials during the night.
Mussels Monday – 1 lb of mussels made with a creamy DuBocq Saison sauce, frites and served with a glass of Du Bocq for only $15. Gluten-free option available with Green’s IPA.
Deviled Eggs and Rochefort – 3 deviled eggs paired with 5 oz pours of Rochefort 6, 8, and 10 for $12.
Due to food availability, reservations are encouraged by calling 503-234-8888 or via Bazi’s online reservation system at bazipdx.com
Tuesday, July 18 from 5-9 PM
St Arnoldus Day
Every July 18, the Belgians honor Saint Arnoldus with a feast in Brussels. He’s most famous for urging his congregation to “Drink Beer, Not Water” during a plague epidemic. Because beer is sterilized in production and the local water was the source of the sickness, people were saved. A true miracle!
A special tasting with Artisanal Imports featuring La Trappe Tripel, Bosteels Kwak, De Proef & New Glarus collaboration Absolution, and La Trappe Quad will be available for $12 (4 – 5 oz pours).
Attendees who purchase the tasting tray will receive raffle tickets for swag giveaways taking place during the evening included St Arnoldus t-shirts, tank tops, bottle openers, and more (while supplies last).
Thursday, July 20 from 5-9 PM
Oregon Belgian-inspired Beer Night
July is also Oregon Beer Month, so Bazi combines both passions for imports and local breweries with a special tasting tray featuring 5 (five) Oregon Belgian-inspired brews. Five beers, 5 oz pours for $12.
Belgian Underground Sabotage IPA – 6% ABV, An excellent middle ground between a Belgian pale ale and a NW IPA. The aroma has citrus notes of mango, pineapple, mixed with flavors of ripe grapefruit and blood orange, all balanced with Belgian yeast notes and spices.
The Commons collaboration with upcoming Allegory Brewing in McMinnville. A saison with Szechuan peppercorns, orange peel, sorachi ace hops, and lemon zest.
Logsdon Peche N Brett – 10% ABV, oak aged peach beer brewed with local Oregon fruit using award winning Seizoen Bretta. GOLD at Oregon Beer Awards 2017, GOLD at WORLD BEER CUP, 2012. SILVER at GABF.
pFriem Oud Bruin – 8.7% ABV, hazy brown with amber highlights, tan head, aromas of chocolate and cherries with wood notes. Soft tartness from barrel aging.
Upright and Bazi Collaboration Quad – 10% ABV, part of the sole composition series, this is Bazi’s official 5th year anniversary beer, brewed in February 2016 and then transferred to Big Bottom Distillery whiskey barrels for 3 months. Last keg in the city!
Friday, July 21 from 5-9 PM
Belgian Independence Day
Commemorate when the Belgians said “enough” to the Dutch. Enough with the wooden shoes. Enough tulips. And they celebrated their independence by doing what they do better than anyone – they had a beer festival.
A special tasting tray will be available including the Duchesse de Bourgogne, Val-Dieu Cuvee 800, Kazematen Wiper Times, and St Bernardus Pater 6. The tray will consist of 4 oz pours of each for $12.
To close out the week’s festivities, D&V International will be popping a 6 Liter bottle of St Bernardus Abt 12 around 7 PM and sharing it with all those in attendance.
For more information on these and other events visit www.bazipdx.com or call 503.234.8888.
If Monks lived in Portland, this would be their watering hole. Bazi brings centuries of Belgian inspired beer and food under one roof plus a premium liquor selection. Explore with a nationally recognized Bier-Cocktail or simply sip on a glass of wine. As a Euro-centric establishment, we embrace bringing community together through sports. We are an official Thorns, Timbers and American Outlaws partner and showcase these and other events on our 114″ HDTV with surround sound. Named “No 1 Soccer Pub” by The Oregonian 2016, “Top 100 Beer Bars in America” by DRAFT Magazine 2014, 1015, 2016 and “Top 10 Best Beer Bars in Portland” by The Oregonian, 2014. Located in the heart of the Hawthorne District, tucked away just off of SE 32nd Avenue.