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Old 01-12-2010, 07:49 PM   #1
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Default Coasters Pub (Melbourne) - Belgian Beer Fest 2/26-28

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Clear your calendar, book a hotel room, find a pet-sitter, and arrange for a liver transplant, because Coasters Pub will be the Belgian Beer Magnet in Florida from Friday February 26 - Sunday February 28, 2010.

This three-day beer event will feature 35 taps of Belgian Beer and lots of specially-priced bottles. We're patting down the distributors and importers and putting them through full body scanners, searching for rare and eccentric kegs of Belgian Beer. Don't worry; their faces and privates are pixilated. Even still, the list is growing every day and looking fantastic!

Since most of the beers are rare and high octane, the plan right now is to serve the most of the draught beer in 8oz wine glasses rather than full servings to allow you to try more different beers and styles. The more sessionable and lower alcohol brews will be served in pints, so that if you don't wish to sleep on the floor overnight, you don't have to.

We were originally planning on selling all the beers for one flat price to make things easy, but as kegs arrived, we were flabbergasted as to the huge cost variant from one beer to another. For example, Wittekerke Wit (a relatively low-alcohol and sessionable Belgian Wheat Beer) is priced in the same ballpark as many of the imports we sell everyday. However, some rarer brews such as Alvinne Podge are in a price range the likes of which we've never encountered.

So, it's looking like every brew will be priced individually. All we know is this will be the most extensive lineup of Belgian Beer taps that Florida has ever seen. We'll also likely be throwing some Belgian-inspired American and Canadian brews into the mix so you can compare and contrast. More information will be posted here to keep you updated, so check back often.

For Belgian-inspired food specials, we're in contact with some gourmet food importers to try to get a selection of Belgian chocolates and cheeses in for the event, and since mussels are one of Belgium's favorite foods, we're working on a mussels platter to offer. Of course, our entire regular food menu will be offered as well, so there will be plenty of grub available.

Now, some clarification; especially to those of you who have never been to Coasters. When the words 'Beer Fest' are uttered, it seems that some folks imagine parking lots full of beer trucks, hot dog stands, bouncy houses, local arts & crafts, cigar shops, beer bongs and numerous speakers blaring out some sort of repetitive drum-machine back-beat pretending to be music. No. That's not what we're doing.

We're simply taking our pub & restaurant, equipped with 35 taps, a capable kitchen, and room for an acoustic guitarist and offering you beer geeks the most extensive 35 taps of the Belgian Beers that Florida has ever seen. For three days.

Come Thirsty. Leave Safely
I can't wait...
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Old 01-12-2010, 08:10 PM   #2
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Nice! I'll have to put this down on my calender. We used to go there for lunch when I worked at the old bank building on US1 and Eau Gallie. Haven't been since one of the SAAZ members took the place over.

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that sounds awesome!

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Maybe I shouldn't have posted this. Taps may run dry before I can get down there. j/k

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