Yesterday’s event was another raging success. It’s what we’ve come to expect from the Washington Cask Beer Festival. Many local beer geeks consider this to be the premier beer event of the year. If you love cask-conditioned beer, there is simply nothing else like Cask Fest. We have the People’s Choice winners as well as a photo gallery below. Although it was a bit painful to climb into the bunker (Seattle Center’s Exhibition Hall) on such a glorious Seattle day, we enjoyed the first session. Too many great beers to try them all. I’ll just say that some of my favorites were the Red Hook Do Svidaniya, Silver City Whoop Pass IPA, Snipes Mountain Herbert’s Legendary Cask Fest Ale (read about it), and the Rainy Daze Brewing Dry-Hopped Rye. But, there were so many beers I didn’t even have a chance to try, I kind of feel bad for calling out favorites.
People’s Choice Award for the 1st Session: 1st Place: Silver City Brewing – Bourbon Barrel-Aged Fat Scotch 2nd Place: Red Hook Ale Brewery – Do Svidaniya Russian Imperial Stout 3rd Place: Diamond Knot Brewing – Apple Cinnamon ESB
People’s Choice Award for the 2nd Session: 1st Place: Diamond Knot Brewing – Apple Cinnamon ESB 2nd Place: Black Raven Brewing – Paging Dr. Wisdom (Imperial IPA) 3rd Place: Fremont Brewing – Pine Box Anniversary Oatmeal Stout
Here are the photos: