Celebrate with Delirium

Celebrate with Delirium

12:00 PM - 10:00 PM | West Asheville, NC

Thursday, July 28, 2022

Belgian Independence Day + A School Supply Drive

We are celebrating Belgian Independence Day with Delirium Tremens on draft plus a school supply drive because school is almost right around the corner!

About Delirium Tremens:

Delirium Tremens was first brewed on 26 December 1988. The brewing team developed the beer at the specific request of Italian beer enthusiasts with a preference for this type of beer. The unique character of Delirium lies in the 3 different types of yeast and the original earthenware bottle.

Read more about its fascinating history here.

About Belgian Independence Day:

In the aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars, Belgium became part of the United Netherlands. After a period of growing unrest, the Belgian Revolution forced Dutch forces out of the country between August and October 1830. By November, the different revolutionary factions had coalesced around the idea of national independence and began drafting a constitution for an independent Belgian state. It was decided that it would become a constitutional and popular monarchy, reflecting the romantic nationalism popular at the time. Searching for a monarch, the revolutionaries decided on Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha who was a German aristocrat popular in the United Kingdom. Leopold arrived in Brussels in early July 1831 and, on 21 July, swore allegiance to the constitution, becoming the country’s first monarch. July 21, 1831, is thus considered to mark the start of the modern Kingdom of Belgium.

Belgian National Day was originally celebrated on 27 September, the date of the expulsion of Dutch forces from Brussels during the Revolution’s “September Days”. In 1890, this was changed by law to 21 July to strengthen the association between the observance and the monarchy and constitutional order. Since 1991, 27 September has become the official observance of the French Community of Belgium. During World War I and World War II, Belgium was occupied and public displays of patriotism were banned. As a result, celebrations of 21 July became a common form of symbolic resistance.

Bring school supplies like notebooks, binders, pencils, highlighters, etc. for the school supply drive!

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