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Van damn good beer

For the first time ever, Portland's Cheers to Belgian Beers fest offers a preview night where admission nets you 12 tasting tickets, a stemmed glass, mussels & frites from Simpatica, and hobnobbing with brewers pouring 42 beers like Double Mountain's 9% ABV triple Wooden Nipel, and Big Horse's 7.8% ABV oak aged sour Bear's Choice, also a sequel to Sophie's Choice where the bear just chooses to eat everyone.