Brouwer’s Cafe opens its big Belgian doors at 11am this Saturday, March 20 for the Hard Liver Festival, an annual tasting of barley wines. The festival lasts until there is no more barley wine to drink. What is a barley wine? It’s a really strong ale.

Three-ounce pours will go for $2, 6oz pours for $4, and 12oz pours for $6. I haven’t yet had the opportunity to attend, but I’m told the place fills up fast, so get there early.

A reminder about barley wines: they are boozey. Like, 8 to 12 percent ABV boozey. So just to be safe expect to get twice as drunk as you do drinking other beers, and plan accordingly. Full list of barley wines to be served is here.

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