Belgian Beer Week

This South Bank bar is celebrating Belgian National Day with a week of Belgian brews, pouring more than 40 different varieties.
Sarah Ward
Published on June 04, 2024


One week, you can pretend you're in France without leaving Brisbane, just by eating French food, drinking French brews and celebrating Bastille Day. The next week, you can do all of the above with Belgium thanks to Belgian National Day. Your destination for the latter: Saccharomyces Beer Café, which is spending Monday, July 15–Sunday, July 21 looking abroad.

The South Brisbane venue is also calling its celebrations Belgian Beer Week, and pouring Belgian brews every single day. That's what you'll find pumping through its taps, with more than 40 different varieties on offer. And, there's a lineup of bottled Belgian beers as well, including limited-edition drops.

Think you can pick different Belgian beers? Blind tastings will be on the agenda from Tuesday, July 16–Thursday, July 18. Fancy watching a documentary about Belgian beers while sipping them? That's also on the menu to kick things off.

Old beer and old cheese, which makes quite the pairing, gets its time to shine on Tuesday, July 16. On Wednesday, July 17, Belgian-inspired Australian beers are in the spotlight. And on Thursday, July 18, it's time for Belgian Christmas in July.

Over the weekend of Friday, July 19–Saturday, July 20, you'll be celebrating Belgian beer in general — and, over the entire week, the bar's kitchen will be doing Belgian specials.

Then, come Sunday, July 21, it's time to get into the National Belgium Day spirit on the date itself, and sip and eat whatever's left — or kliekje, which is Flemish for leftovers.

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