Last Friday night I went to an event I have long awaited, the Belgian Beer Festival’s Night of Funk. It was in the Cyclorama in the South End. Great location. I went with my partner in food and drink crime, Kate. The festival is a weekend-long affair but we decided to partake in Friday night’s festivities, mostly because the ticket included food. The theme of Friday night was funk and as described by the brochure:
“They’re all ‘funky’ and by that we mean beers matured w/wild yeast and bacteria, blended, aged in oak, infused w/fruits or other things, and beyond. Most of these beers are extremely limited or exclusive to the Night of Funk”
I do not think we were disappointed. Here is what we drank:
- Alagash Little Big Beer
- Boston Beer Co Kosmic Mother Funk
- Ommegang ZUUR
- Brouwerij Oud Beersel Oude Geuze
- Cambridge Brewing Co The Colonel
- Captain Lawrence Brewing Co Barrel Select
- Cisco Brewers Dark Woods
- Great Divide Brewing Co Bretty Yeti
- Haverhill Brewery Sour Rejuvenation
- Latis Imports Boone Framboise
- Lawson’s Finest Liquids Maple on Brett
- The Lost Abbey Saint’s Devotion 2010
- Wetten Importers St. Louse Framboise
- Zero Gravity The One.
My favorite was definitely the Bretty Yeti from Great Divide. I also have a soft spot for them as I visited their brewery this past Jan.
Phew. Don’t worry, they weren’t full pints. 2oz or less.
And what we ate:
Mussels, hot pretzels with Belgian beer cheese, sausages in puff pastry, chicken croquettes, and hot waffles.
Oh and I can’t forget about the fire alarm in the middle of the affair. It looked like it could really be a disaster for the event but after only about 10 minutes of waiting outside we were allowed back in and back at the beer and food.
A total WIN for the night.
Few pictures here.