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Belgian Beer Weekend Approaches with BFM’s Jérôme Rebetez Checking In

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Beer Sessions Radio™ and The Good Beer Seal welcome Belgian Beer weekend at several Good Beer Seal Bars, including the return of Battle of the Belgians on Saturday, December 1st, from noon-3 p.m., at Jimmy’s No. 43 (43 East 7th Street, East Village). This year’s “you be the judge” event will feature imports from B. United. Then throughout the week Jimmy’s No. 43 will be featuring classics from Vanberg & Dewulf, Shelton Brothers and 12% Imports. Plus! Breaking News!! Jérôme Rebetez of BFM in Switzerland will be pouring five of his beers. Meet and greet at Belgium v. BFM!

Also on Saturday, December 1st at noon, Spuyten Duyvil (359 Metropolitan Avenue, Williamsburg) will open early forCelebration of Cantillon’s 2012 Zwanze. This year’s Zwanze, a recreation of the very first Zwanze, is a rhubarb lambic and will be tapped promptly at 9 p.m. Brussels Time (that’s 3 p.m. Brooklyn time). And rumor has it that Jérôme may be heading over here after his stop in the East Village, so be a groupie and tag along.

Also in Williamsburg this coming weekend will be Mug’s Alehouse’s 7th annual Belgium 2 Brooklyn event, featuring two days (December 1st-2nd) of amazing Belgian beers (e.g. DeStruise, St. Feullian) and Belgian-style Americans (e.g. Goose Island, Stone). They’ll be pouring an extensive list for two days.

Finally, the Belgian Beer weekend wraps up back where it started. On Monday, December 3rd, Jimmy’s No. 43 will be hosting another of their famous Vegetarian Nonsense Prix Fixe Dinners, this one featuring Belgians from Shelton Brothers. Jimmy’s No. 43 will continue to run special Belgian offerings throughout the first two weeks of December as well.


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