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Return of the Belgian Beer Fest
Return of the Belgian Beer Fest. BeerAdvocate Brings its All-Belgian Fest to Portland, Maine. Sponsored by Allagash Brewing Company.

Witbier. Gueuze. Lambic. Dubbel. Tripel. Oud Bruin. Without Belgium, the modern brewing landscape would look very different today. So, to celebrate Belgian beer and its global influence, Jason and Todd Alström, founders of BeerAdvocate, are proud to announce the Return of the Belgian Beer Fest, a new take on their popular festival that ran for many years in Boston. (Read the press release.)

September 17, 2016 | Portland, Maine

The one-day, two-session event will be held on Saturday, September 17 at 58 Fore Street in Portland, Maine, and will feature hundreds of authentic Belgian beers and Belgian-inspired offerings.


Tickets go on sale Saturday, April 9 at noon EDT via Eventbrite for $55 per person and include all beer tastings and access to one of two sessions on September 17: (1–4:30 p.m. and 6–9:30 p.m.). All attendees must be 21+ with a valid ID. No refunds. No transfers. No exceptions. (Use the ticket form below or this link.)

By purchasing fest tickets, or attending the fest, all attendees agree to any and all rules, restrictions, and forfeit any claims of liability as outlined here and on any and all fest related materials. Please read the FAQ and all other fest info before purchasing tickets. Warning! We can't guarantee entry if you buy from a reseller.

Respect Beer®

Return of the Belgian Beer Fest aims to bring greater awareness to Belgium's significant contributions to beer and brewing by celebrating both authentic Belgian styles and Belgian-inspired offerings. Brewer attendance is required to ensure the highest level of representation and education. And, as always, BA pays for the beer.

And, as always, BA pays for the beer and waives booth fees to further support the brewers. To date we've spent well-over $2 million on beer poured at our fests.

Return of the Belgian Beer Fest | September 17, 2016 | 58 Fore Street in Portland, Maine