The Belgians are coming, the Belgians are coming!
There is no denying Belgium's incredible influence in American craft, from its technical skill in production to the diversity and accessibility of Belgian's world-class ales. That's what Belgian National Day means to us in the States. For us to partner up with Allagash Brewing Company on this day — whose inspired Belgian ales are unmatched in the U.S. – is the cherry on top!
At our house, July 21 will be a tap takeover with more than a dozen Belgian-style Allagash brews paired with some of the finest snacking this European nation has to offer:
-Ham, Gruyere & Endive Croquettes with fried parsley and Belgian mustard ($12)
-Farmer's Board spread with fromage from the Belgian Trappist beer-and-cheese Chimay Abbey, boudin blanc sausage, apple compote, cornichons, bister mustard and rustic bread ($15)
-Moules Frites in a flavorful broth of Belgian ale, leeks, garlic and butter with fries and andalouse sauce ($16)
-Belgian Waffles with fresh fruit, Nutella and whipped cream ($10)
And to wash it all down, some of Allagash's finest:
Cuvee D’ Industrial
Cheers to you, Belgium.