So much is happening on the Minnesota beer scene, sometimes things slip through the cracks. The Belgian Beer Fest at the Muddy Pig is one of them, surprisingly since its one of my favorite fests of the year. Even though it started yesterday (Tuesday), it runs through the weekend, so you haven’t missed much. Plus, the seminars don’t gear up until tomorrow, so we’ll all good, right?
The Pig will have on tap 85 different belgian and belgian-style beers served in flights of three 5oz pours. Check out the program, including the beer list, here.
While the tap list is certainly impressive, the seminars are what make this event stand out. Seminars are $20 each or all three for just $50. Sign up at the bar.
- Thursday, October 21 @ 6:30pm: “Attack of the Gopher: Beer Hidden in Holes”. Learn about, and sample, Belgian brown ales.
- Saturday, October 23 @ Noon: “Blending Sour Beers”. We will be mixing “New” beer that has not been soured with “Old” beer that is aged for a minimum of 18 months in oak barrels. Much as lambic or Flemish sour ales are made.
- Sunday, October 24 @ Noon “The Little: The Smallest Big Beers You Have Never Had”. Belgian beers from the smallest, wierdest, most obscure, non robot driven breweries. Little production, rare, hard to find or 100% new to Minnesota.