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Artisanal Imports Announces Beginning of National Belgian Beer Week

 Artisanal Imports has announced the start of the National Belgian Beer Week, a nationwide event it co-sponsors along with many of the country's top importers. For all the details, see below:

North America (July 14, 2017) –  America’s first ever all-Belgian brewery beer week begins today! Events are taking place across the country throughout the week, all supported by representatives from many of Belgium’s top breweries.

The National Belgian Beer Week (July 14-21) #BelgianBeerWeek kicks off with the 7th annual North American Belgian Beer Fest(July 14-15) #NABBF in Westland, MI. Last year’s festival saw nearly 1,000 attendees who sampled more than 220 beers from 80+ Belgian breweries.

The week’s finale will be held on Thursday, July 20 and is reserved for the trade. It will be reception style and hosted at the Flanders Investment and Trade office in New York City which features stunning views of Manhattan. The event will present a unique opportunity for beer professionals to connect with the owners and representatives from Belgium’s most esteemed breweries.

Here are some of the more than 30 events taking place nationwide:

Belgian Beer Week Celebration  |  Busters On 28TH  |  Minneapolis, MN  |  7/18  |  Event Page

St. Arnoldus / Belgian Beer Week Celebration  |  The Hop Shop  |  Charlotte, NC  |  7/18  |   Event Page

St. Arnoldus / Belgian Beer Week Celebration  |  The Abbey Bar  |  Portland, OR |  7/18  |  Event Page 

St. Arnoldus / Belgian Beer Week Celebration  |  Monk’s Pub  |  Chicago, IL  |  7/19  |  Event Page

Belgian Beer Week Celebration  |  Beer Culture  |  New York, NY  |  7/20  |  Event Page

St. Arnoldus / Belgian Beer Week Celebration  |  Hop City Beer  |  Birmingham, AL |  7/21  |  Event Page

For a full list of events, please visit: http://nabbf.com/events.

The NBBW is a joint effort between co-hosts Flanders Trade & Investment and the nation’s top Belgian beer importers including Artisanal Imports, D&V International, Global Beer Network, Merchant du Vin, and the breweries they represent.

Representatives from Artisanal Imports’ Belgian roster will be on hand throughout the week to share, sample and discuss their craft with fellow beer lovers. This includes delegates from Vliegende Paard Brouwers (Prearis), Brouwerij Bosteels and Brasserie St-Feuillien.

Jesse Mogk, General Sales Manager at D&V International, sums up the week: “The Belgian beer experience is something that we, as importers, have always dreamed of being able to share with the American public. We are beyond excited that we were all able to partner together to bring the best of Belgium to America for the National Belgian Beer Week! If you have been to Brussels Beer Weekend, then you know that nothing like this has ever been done in the U.S. Join us for a beer (or ten!) Santé!”

For more information on the NBBW and participating producers, retailers, restaurants, bars and distributors please contact Lanny Hoff at lanny.hoff@artisanalimports.com.

For professionals that are interested in attending the week’s trade finale with Flanders Investment and Trade, please contact Konrad Wisniewski at konrad.wisniewski@fitagency.com.

For additional information including interview opportunities with the participating Belgian breweries, please contact the representatives below.

National Belgian Beer Week (July 14-21) #BelgianBeerWeek: Lanny Hoff, Artisanal Imports, lanny.hoff@artisanalimports.com

North American Belgian Beer Fest (July 14-15) #NABBF: Roy More, ramore@ameritech.net

Trade Finale (July 20): Konrad Wisniewski, Flanders Investment and Trade, konrad.wisniewski@fitagency.com

Global Beer Network, Steve Villani, steve@globalbeer.com

D&V International, Jesse Mogk, jesse@specialtybeer.com

Merchant du Vin, Craig Hartinger, craigh@mdvbeer.com