Cask Fest 2014 – Here’s the Beer List & Other Info

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Update: Monday, March 17

We warned you this would happen. Now it’s official. The first session is sold out. Tickets still available for the second session. Do not delay.

The official Herbert’s Legendary Cask Fest Ale release party is this Thursday at the Latona Pub (blog sponsor) at 6:00 p.m. More information about the beer is available below.

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Below you will find the complete beer list for the 2014 Washington Cask Beer Festival. Now in its 15th year, the event is presented by the Washington Brewers Guild and takes place on Saturday, March 22nd at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall. There are two sessions (afternoon and evening) and it is likely that both will sell out. We advise that you get your tickets early, especially if you want to attend the first session. Click here to purchase tickets.

This year more than 100 cask-conditioned beers will entice your palate at Cask Fest. This event is a favorite amongst local brewers. Cask Fest challenges their creative instincts. Also, cask-conditioned beer is what so many of them prefer to drink. Everyone puts their best foot forward for this one. Anything goes: traditional English-style “real ales,” honey coconut porter, apple-cinnamon ESB, and more. And for you hop lovers, lots and lots of IPA. All served the way God intended: pumped by hand or pushed by gravity.

For complete event details, including ticket information, visit the event website.

seattle_cask-o-ramaHere are just a few highlights:

  • Hops, hops and more hops: With more than 30 IPA’s, Double IPA’s and Imperial IPA’s there will be no shortage of hoppy beer at the Cask Festival. Try classic IPA’s including Big Time Bhagwan’s Best IPA and Anacortes IPA, and Imperial and dry-hopped versions such as Boundary Bay Imperial IPA and Schooner Exact Evergreen IPA.
  • IPA’s with twists: For those who love hops but are looking for something different- Elliott Bay Brewing’s Lake City anniversary beer is a Black IPA while 7 Seas Brewing’s Depth Finder India Red Ale is a cross between IPA and Amber. Also try American Brewing’s Revolutionary RyePA and Issaquah Brewhouse’s Contraband IPL, a lager version of their house IPA.
  • Washington_Cask_Beer_Festival_2013 (5)Traditionalists: Many brewers are paying homage to the traditional beer styles from England, home of “real ales”. Machine House Brewery, Hi-Fi Brewing and Georgetown Brewing (2nd session only) will all bring their version of English Mild while Maritime Pacific Brewing, Big Al Brewing and Redhook Brewery opted for ESB’s.
  • (Barrel) aged gracefully: Aging is a beautiful thing when it comes to beer, especially when it takes place in a barrel. Naked City Brewery’s Sour beer and Hale’s Ales’ Imperial Stout were aged in bourbon barrels while Fremont Brewing (Dark Star Stout) and Bainbridge Island Brewing (Russian Imperial Stout) aged their beers in whiskey barrels.
  • Washington_Cask_Beer_Festival_2013 (13)People’s Choice Winners: Last year’s People Choice winners Silver City Brewery’s Bourbon Barrel Fat Scotch and Diamond Knot Brewing’s Apple-Cinnamon ESB (1st session and 2nd session, respectively) are both returning to the event this year (Bourbon Barrel Fat Scotch available during the 1st session only). Will they be able to defend their titles?

Herbert’s Legendary Cask Festival Ale – It is not the Cask Festival without the Herbert’s Legendary Cask Festival Ale, a collaborative beer that’s brewed at a different host brewery each year in honor of a Northwest beer icon, Bert Grant. This year’s Herbert’s was brewed at American Brewing Company in Edmonds on February 28. Those who are anxious to try the beer will get to try it first at the release party at Latona Pub (6423 Latona Ave NE, Seattle, www.3pubs.com) on Thursday, March 20.

Brewery & Beer List:

7 Seas Brewing – Gig Harbor
Port Royal Export Stout (Foreign Export Style)
Depth Finder India Red Ale (India Red Ale)

American Brewing- Edmonds
Revolution RyePA (Rye IPA)
Decadance Chocolate Imperial Stout (Imperial Stout)
Hebert’s Legendary Cask Festival Ale (Herbert’s)

Amnesia Brewing – Washougal
Damnesia IPA (IPA)

Anacortes Brewery – Anacortes
Anacortes IPA (IPA)
Broadsward (Strong Scottish)

Bainbridge Island Brewing – Bainbridge Island
Spring Session IPA (IPA)
Russian Imperial Stout (Imperial Stout)

Big Al Brewing – Seattle
Big Olde Ale (Dry-hopped Olde Ale)
Bridge Bitter (ESB)

Big Time Brewery – Seattle
Bhagwan’s Best IPA (IPA)
Session Rye Pale (Pale Ale)

Black Raven Brewing – Redmond
Wisdom Seeker-Extra Wise and Firkenized (Double IPA)
Brettarleywine (Barleywine)
Session Oaked Chicago Hot Toddy, In Beer Format ()

Boundary Bay Brewery – Bellingham
Lost Giants Imperial Cascadian Dark Ale (CDA)
Imperial IPA (Imperial IPA)
Irish Red (Irish Red)

Diamond Knot Brewing – Mukilteo
Apple-Cinnamon ESB (ESB)
Dry-hopped IPA with Simcoe hops (IPA)

Elliott Bay Brewing -Seattle & Burien
Vietnamese Coffee Stout (Oatmeal Stout)
Lake City Anniversary Black IPA (Black IPA)
West Seattle Belgian Pale Ale (Belgian Pale Ale)

Elysian Brewing – Seattle
Superfuzz (Pale Ale)
Immortal IPA (IPA)
Dayglow Manic IPA (IPA)

Fremont Brewing – Seattle
The First Nail (Imperial Stout)
Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Star Stout (Imperial Oatmeal Stout)
77 Select Session IPA (IPA)

Georgetown Brewing – Seattle
Dry-hopped Lucille (IPA)
Oharov (Russian Imeperial Stout)
1st session only
English Mild (English Mild)
2nd session only

Hale’s Ales Brewery – Seattle
Barrel Aged Imperial Stout (Imperial Stout)
Coconut Brown (Brown Ale)
Double Dry-hopped Supergoose IPA (IPA)

Harmon Brewing – Tacoma
11th Street + 1 IIPA (Imperial IPA)
Cross Pollination Imperial Honey Coconut Porter (Porter)
Super Samurai Barley Wine (Barley Wine)

Hi-Fi Brewing – Redmond
Mix Tape #4 Daria (American Pale Ale)
Extra Mild (English Mild)
Porter (Porter)

Ice Harbor Brewing – Kennewick
Ice Harbor Whiskey Barrel Porter (Porter)
Ice Harbor Columbus IPA (IPA)

Iron Horse Brewery – Ellensburg
Irish Death
IPA (IPA)
TBA (TBA)

Issaquah Brewhouse – Issaquah
Contraband IPL (IPL)
TBA (TBA)

Mac & Jack’s Brewing – Redmond
Smoked Black Pepper IPA (IPA)
German Wheat with Lavendar (Wheat Ale)
Black Forest Porter (Chocolate Cherry Porter)

Machine House Brewery – Seattle
Dandelion Pale Ale (Pale Ale)
Machine House Bitter (English Bitter)
Machine House Mild (English Mild)

Maritime Pacific Brewing – Seattle
Salmon Bay ESB (ESB)
Dry-Hopped Islander Pale Ale (Pale Ale)

McMenamin’s Breweries – Seattle
Sweet Oblivion Porter (Porter)
Stagger Lee Imperial IPA (Imperial IPA)

Naked City Brewery – Seattle
Double Dry-hopped Crossfire IPA (IPA) (IPA)
Cherry Vanilla Smoked Porter (Porter)
Whiskey Barrel Aged Sour (Sour)

New Belgium Brewing – Seattle
Trippel (Belgian Tripel)
Rampant Imperial IPA (Imperial IPA)
1554 (Black Lager)

North Sound Brewing – Mount Vernon
Hopsolute (IPA)
Creamsicle Brown (Brown Ale)

NW Peaks Brewery – Seattle
Challenger IPA (IPA)
Magic Brown (Brown Ale)
Esmeralda Ale

Odin Brewing – Seattle
Orange Stout (Stout)
Vanilla Equinox (Dark Belgian Strong Ale)

Pike Brewing – Seattle
Pike 5X (Stout)
Pike Space Needle Golden IPA (IPA)

Populuxe Brewing – Seattle
Burke-Gilman Bitter (Best Bitter)
Populuxe IPA (IPA)

Port Townsend Brewing – Port Townsend
Double Dry-hopped Pale Ale (Pale Ale)
Strait Stout (Stout)

Rainy Daze Brewing – Silverdale
Klaas Vaak (Belgian Dark Strong)
Old 44 (Imperial CDA)
Hypocrite Double IPA (Double IPA)

Ram Restaurant & Brewery – Seattle
BiClops (Belgian Dubbel)
Brick-House Stout (Stout)
Intergalactic IPA (IPA)

Redhook Brewery – Woodinville
Double Dry Hopped Big Ballard Imperial IPA (Imperial IPA)
ECS Blonde (Blonde)
Cask Engine Express ESB (ESB)

Schooner Exact Brewing – Seattle
Evergreen IPA (IPA)
Foxy Mocha Brown (Brown)

Scuttlebutt Brewing – Everett
Barrel Aged Stout (Oatmeal Stout)
Barrel Aged Hoptopia (Imperial IPA)

Seattle Met
The Brother Imperial IPA brewed by Fremont Brewing (Imperial IPA)

Silver City Brewery – Bremerton & Silverdale
West Sound IPA (IPA)
Fat Woody Oak Aged Scotch Ale (Scotch Ale)
Bourbon Barrel Fat Scotch Ale (Scotch Ale)
1st session only
Whoop Pass Double I.P.A. (Double IPA)
2nd session only

Snipes Mountain Brewing – Sunnyside
Bert’s Legend (Scottish Ale)
The GIPA (IPA)

Sound Brewery – Poulsbo
Monk’s Indiscretion (Belgian Specialty Ale)
Mayan Cavebear (Belgian Imperial Stout)

Two Beers Brewing – Seattle
Crooked Belgian Wit (Belgian Wit)
Forester Double IPA (Double IPA)

WABL Beer * Midnight Rider brewed by Fremont Brewing (Imperial Porter)

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