Ashley’s to Host Country’s Largest Belgian-Only Beer Festival Eleven Days of Belgian Beer Tastings, Events, and Guests Take Place Feb. 6-16

Sixth-generation brewers and owners of Belgium's Brasserie de Silly will kick off the largest pure Belgian beer festival in the U.S., hosted at Ashley's Beer and Grill in Westland Thursday, February 6. The 11-day event features more than 200 beers in bottles and on tap, all brewed by around 80 different Belgian family and boutique breweries. Unlike other such festivals, Ashley’s offers only the “real McCoy,” excluding “Belgian-style” ales brewed in America.

 Ashley’s of Westland hosts 2013 Brewery Throwdown

For the third year in a row, Ashley’s of Westland is hosting a friendly competition featuring eight different breweries. The field this year contains a great mixture of both long-time favorites and some up and comers. Five of the eight are Michigan breweries, and the other three do a fine job of representing the rest of the country. The first round will feature four beers from each brewery, with the winner being determined by the total glasses sold. The second round features 6 beers per brewery, and the final round will feature eight. In the past, many of the breweries participating have brought a nice combination of their standards as well as highly sought after ones, sometimes even beers never served outside of their own brewpubs. One of the most exciting parts of the two previous throwdowns has been the opportunity it has provided for Ashley’s customers to interact with personnel from the breweries who are on hand.