Duvel Moortgat Celebrates Belgian Independence Day

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Legendary Belgian Brewery and Importer Duvel Moortgat will celebrate Belgian Independence Day from Wednesday, July 17 through Sunday, July 21 (the official holiday) with a week of events to mark the uprising that separated Belgium from the Netherlands.  Across the region, 10 various bars, restaurants and markets will serve Duvel Moortgat’s portfolio of award-winning Belgian and Belgian-style beers by the bottle and on draught, or during tap takeovers or as flights of beer created just for this beer-holiday.   

“On July 21, 1831, the people of Belgium most likely toasted their independence from the Dutch by raising a glass of fine beer in triumph.  It is a great time for Belgian beer novices to get to know these popular styles – and a great excuse for long-time fans to indulge in a pint or two, as well,” says Megan Maguire, Duvel Moortgat Market Manager.

Featured beers will include:  Duvel, the iconic beer of Belgium has the rich flavors of a fine, blonde ale with the drinkability of a crisp lager;  Duvel Single, a single-fermented, draft only offering with herbal, grassy and citrus notes with fine, soft carbonation followed by a crisp, dry finish;  Duvel Triple Hop, the 2013 version showcases the Sorachi Ace hop alongside Saaz Saaz and Styrian Golding hops and lends pleasant citrus-filled lemon-lime aromatics and flavors;  Maredsous Blonde, a blonde ale with soft malting and a slightly dry, gently hopped finish;  Maredsous Triple, a golden-bodied Belgian triple with festive sparkle, creamy body and elegant smoothness;  De Koninck, a sessionable pale ale with a full-bodied taste and velvety texture;  De Koninck Winter, a deep amber-colored ale provides the perfect balance between bitter, sweet and dark caramel malt flavors (this beer was cellared for this special occasion, limited availability);  and Ommegang Belgian Independence Day Double White, brewed especially for the occasion, is an amped up version of a Belgian White spiced with bitter orange peel, coriander and chamomile.

The five-day beer line-up includes:

Wednesday, July 17

Eulogy (136 Chestnut Street, 215-413-1918) 7 p.m. until 9 p.m.

Duvel, Duvel Triple Hop, Maredsous and De Koninck.

 

Teresa’s Next Door Bar (124-126 North Wayne Avenue, 610-293-9909) 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Duvel, Maredsous Triple, De Koninck Winter and Ommegang Belgian Independence Day.

Thursday, July 18

Old Eagle (175-177 Markle Street, 215-483-5535) 7 p.m. until 9 p.m.

Duvel, Maredsous Triple, De Koninck Winter and Ommegang Belgian Independence Day (Ommegang is also the featured beer-of-the-month.)

TJ’s Restaurant & Drinkery (35 Paoli Plaza, 610-725-0100) 7 p.m. until 10 p.m.

Duvel, Maredsous Triple, De Koninck Winter and Ommegang Belgian Independence Day.

The Belgian Cafe (21st and Green Streets, 215-235-3500) 8 p.m. until 10 p.m.

Duvel, Maredsous Triple, De Koninck Winter and Ommegang Belgian Independence Day.

Friday, July 19

Bell Beverage (2809 South Front Street, 215-468-0222) 4 p.m. until 6 p.m.

Sampling with Joe Sixpack, featuring cheese pairings from Di Bruno Brothers!  Duvel, Duvel Triple Hop, Maredsous Brune and De Koninck.

Logan Inn (10 West Ferry Street, 215-862-2300) 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.

Duvel, Maredsous Brune, Ommegang Witte and Ommegang Hennepin.

Iron Abbey (680 North Easton Road, 215-956-9600) 7 p.m. until 9 p.m.

Duvel, Maredsous Triple, De Koninck Winter and Ommegang Belgian Independence Day.

Saturday, July 20

Wegman’s will be featuring samplings of Duvel and Duvel Triple Hop at various locations.

King of Prussia: 12 noon to 3 p.m.

Warrington:  2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Malvern: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Downingtown:  3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Collegeville:  4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Sunday, July 21 – Belgian Independence Day Brunch

Devil’s Den (11th and Ellsworth Streets, 215-339-0855) 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Duvel, Maredsous Triple, De Koninck and Ommegang Belgian Independence Day

For more information on Duvel Moortgat, please visit www.duvelmoortgatusa.com.  Beer fans can follow Megan Maguire, Duvel Moortgat Market Manager Market on Twitter@OmmegangPhilly.

Duvel Moorgat is distributed in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties by Muller, Inc.  Muller is located at 2800 Grant Avenue, 215-676-7575.  For more information, please visit www.mullerbev.com.  Follow Muller on Facebook and Twitter

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