When you think of Belgium, what comes to mind? Beer, of course! In Belgium, people take beer as seriously as wine in France. And lucky for you, this April, you’ll be able to partake in this national pastime.
In Belgium, beer isn’t just a drink: it’s an art. Recognised as part of UNESCO Cultural Heritage list, Belgium boasts a fine and storied tradition of monk ales, amber ales, white ales, lambics and many more.
Historically, each village in Belgium produced their own unique beer, based on the local water, hops, malt and even air that existed in that particular climate. Each brew sported subtle and particular differences that became an integral part of this country’s rich history.
And with such an ingrained beer-making history, why stop now? Today Belgium offers drinkers around 3,500 different beers, which come out of 850 breweries in this small country.
Get ready, because this April the Belgium and Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (BeluxCham) is hosting their annual Belgian Beer Festival in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City.
This year the glorious event will be held at Belgo, the new hip Belgian pub and eatery in District 1’s Da Kao ward. Among this bar’s many perks, visitors enjoy the two-storey setup with indoor and outdoor seating; the rustic and authentic Belgian ambience; and the mouthwatering food showcasing the best comfort food this country has to offer. And at the Belgian Beer Festival, you’ll experience all of this and much more.
This two-day event will feature all 60 Belgian beers available in Vietnam, as well as an exclusive brew made by Belgo especially for the event. And no matter what your beer preference is, it’s pretty much certain that here you’ll find a beer that wets your whistle.
And what Belgian Beer Festival would be complete without hearty food to pair with your ale? This event will feature Belgian twisted food specialities catered by the talented hands at Belgo, and while the exact menu has yet to be determined, for an extra VND 70,000 you’ll be able to experience classic favourites like sausages, french fries and mashed potatoes.
This special event only has the capacity to support 450 people each day, and an opportunity this good is sure to fill up fast; be sure to show up early! With your VND 400,000 entry fee you’ll receive two beers of your choice for free. Each additional beer will be a VND 100,000 – a great deal for the high quality of the beer. This is an event that only comes once a year, so don’t miss out! Indulge in a taste of Belgium and make merry.
Date: 21 and 22 April 2017
Hours: 21 April: 6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. or later; 22 April: 4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. or later
Organizer: The Belgian and Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (BeluxCham) | 15th Floor, The Landmark, 05B Ton Duc Thang, D1 | +84 28 3822 4029 | firstname.lastname@example.org | beluxcham.com
Price: VND 400,000 per person (ticket includes two free beers of your choice); VND 100,000 per extra beer | VND 70,000 for food (menu to be determined)
About the sponsor: BeluxCham is a non-profit organisation that facilitates business connections between Vietnam, Belgium and Luxembourg. Besides supporting mutually beneficial business opportunities between these countries, BeluxCham acts as a social conduit to connect people from the three countries and more. To learn more about BeluxCham, visit www.beluxcham.com or email email@example.com.