8th Annual IPA Cask-O-Rama at the Beveridge Place Pub

Tomorrow night, Thursday, November 7th, the Beveridge Place Pub (blog sponsor) kicks off it’s annual celebration of cask-conditioned IPAs. The 8th Annual IPA Cask-O-Rama will feature 20 different cask-conditioned IPAs lined up dutifully on the bar. As of this moment, 16 of them have already been delivered. A list of beers is provided below.

Also, tomorrow at 8:00 p.m., the Beveridge Place Pub will announce the winner of the annual Hoptoberfest Tournament. It’s a people’s choice competition between any and all Washington-brewed IPAs. It is not a statement about the best IPA, it is a statement about the IPA Beveridge Place Pub’s patrons want to drink. The winning beer will be the house IPA for 2014. It is not only an honor to win, but it guarantees a lot of keg sales in 2014. The final four contestants are American Brewing’s Breakaway IPA, Georgetown Brewing’s Lucille IPA (current champ), and Schooner Exact Brewing’s 3-Grid IPA.

To name just a few of the beers at this year’s IPA Cask-O-Rama, how about: Airways Falconer’s Flight, American Breakaway, Anacortes, Bainbridge Island Eagle Harbor, Big Al Big Hoppa, Big Time Icculus, Black Raven Trickster, Elysian Can’t Stop Won’t Stop, Georgetown Lucille 2, Hales Supergoose, Lazy Boy, Machine House, Maritime Islander, Naked City Crossfire, No-Li Born & Raised, North Sound Hopsolute, Odin Fresh Hop, Schooner Exact Fresh Hop, Scuttlebutt, Silver City St Florian, Triplehorn Landwink, & Two Beers Evo.


In keeping with our ongoing anniversary theme (this blog recently turned five), I’m going to post a story that appeared on the blog on this day in 2008. NOTE  – the below story was posted five years ago, so any reference to “today” or “tonight” don’t mean anything. In 2013, IPA Cask-O-Rama gets started on Thursday, November 7.


Cask-O-Rama Starts Tonight at the Beveridge Place Pub

November, 6 2008

Cask-O-Rama is the culmination of the month-long Hopterfest celebration at The Beveridge Place Pub in West Seattle. Cask-O-Rama is kind of like a mini beer fest. If you appreciate cask-conditioned beer and you like IPA, do not miss this event. Starting tonight at 6:00, there will be more than 20 cask-conditioned IPAs available. Most of them are Washington beers, but not exclusively. Sampler trays are the way to go. Seriously, you don’t have the time or the capacity to sample 20+ pints of IPA. And you will want to try them all.

Get there tonight for the best selection. The beer starts flowing (thanks entirely to gravity) at 6:00. Expect a crowd. Bring a little patience. It will be worth it. Beer will flow until it is gone. Some kegs will not make it through the night. Some will last all weekend.

Rob Farris (the Bev’s beertender extraordinaire) came up with the idea. Originally, it was intended to be a simple little celebration to announce the Beveridge Place IPA of the year; however, Cask-O-Rama has grown to take on a life of its own. At some point tonight, they will announce that Schooner Exact 3 Grid IPA, Harmon Pt. Defiance IPA, or Boundary Bay IPA will be next year’s “house IPA.” Those were the three finalists in this year’s Hoptoberfest competition. (More of a public vote—or pub vote—than a competition.)

Come join the fun. Tell ‘em the blog sent you.