Get Real's Belgian Beer Festival
Get Real’s Belgian Beer Festival taking place at The Altman Building (135 West 18th Street) will be the granddaddy of Belgian beer festivals, featuring 100+ of the most diverse, unique and hard-to-find Belgian and Belgian-inspired brews around from craft breweries at home and abroad. We’re talking Sours, we’re talking Trappists, we’re talking Dubbels, Tripels and Quads, we’re talking Gueuze, we’re talking Lambics and Flanders-style, basically we’re talking about one of the largest collection of Belgian-style beers ever assembled under one roof. Attendees can expect rare finds from breweries like Cantillon, De Ranke, Hitachino, Rodenbach, Jolly Pumpkin, Lagunitas, Cigar City, Allagash and tons more!
To help wash down all the amazing beer, there will be plenty of tasty Belgian bites on hand from local NYC restaurants and artisanal food shops, including mussels, oysters, artisanal cheeses and meats, chocolates, Belgian waffles, pommes frites, bratwurst and more.
The two-day event kicks off on Friday, July 8th with the “Sour Sessions” (3-6 P.M. and 8-11 P.M.) featuring a special section with dozens of sour brews including plenty of gueuze and lambics. The all-you-can-taste fest continues Saturday, July 9th with the “Extreme Belgian Sessions” featuring an epic selection of rarefied, funky beers that push the boundaries of brewing. There will also be three VIP sessions (Friday 7-11 P.M.; Saturday 2-6 P.M. & 7-11 P.M.) with exclusive and limited quantity beers, special foods and tasting panels. New at this festival will be the Belgian Beer Hall with communal tables reminiscent of a European beer garden where attendees can unwind with some good beers, good food, good music and good company.
Each $85 general admission ticket comes with a souvenir glass, unlimited tasting pours, a fest beer guide, unlimited food sampling, live music, tasting panels and all the beer education you can handle. The $115 VIP tickets will include everything above in addition to one-hour early access to the festival, admission to a special VIP tasting room featuring several rare and hard-to-find beers and access to brewery tasting panels and discussions. The beer and food lineup will be continuously updated here on the website!
Get Real NY does not oversell its festivals! As such, tickets are extremely limited and both sessions will SELL OUT. General Admission tickets are $85 and must be purchased in advance. VIP tickets are $115 and also must be purchased in advance.
Friday 7-11 P.M.; Saturday 2-6 P.M. & 7-11 P.M.
The Altman Building -- 135 West 18th Street