This week is what we call Cask Week–the week leading up to the Washington Cask Beer Festival. To start things off, on Tuesday the Rogue Issaquah Brewhouse celebrated the official release of Herbert’s Legendary Cask Fest Ale (read about the beer here). Oh momma! It did not disappoint. We were fortunate enough to try both versions–one dry-hopped with Amarillo hops and the other dry-hopped with Ahtanum hops. Both of them are eye-poppingly hoppy, as they should be.
Tonight – Thursday, March 25h
Celebrate the Huskies’ victory (or mourn their defeat) with a tasty cask-conditioned beer. We have some ideas for you. We’ll be out there. As usual, find us and win free beer. Details below. As always, you can find information about upcoming events by checking out our Washington Beer Events Calendar.
- Cask Fest Preview – The Washington Cask Beer Festival takes place this Saturday at Seattle Center. The event is sold out. Tonight you can enjoy a sneak peak when the Latona Pub hosts the first of two official Cask Fest Previews. They will be pouring cask-conditioned offerings from Big Time Brewing and Big Al’s Brewing. Also, they will be tapping a cask of Herbert’s Legendary Cask Fest Ale. Things get hopping at 6:00 p.m.
The second Cask Fest Preview will take place tomorrow (Friday) at Brouwer’s Cafe, where they’ll be tempting your palate with cask beer from Anacortes Brewing, Black Raven Brewing, and Elysian Brewing. Of course they will also be serving up “the Herbert’s,” as well. Things get rolling at 6:00 p.m.
- Brewers Night at Beveridge Place – West Seattle’s Beveridge Place Pub welcomes the crew from Elliott Bay Brewing for a brewers night celebration. They will be tapping a cask of Elliott Bay Pro-Am Imperial IPA along with 4 other Elliott Bay offerings. The evening will include swag give-aways and all the usual brewers night hoopla. The fun starts at 7:00 p.m.
We will be at the Beveridge Place Pub. Find us and tell us the secret password and we’ll buy you a beer. Today’s secret password is Cask-o-Rama.
- Cask Night at Naked City Taphouse – Up in Greenwood, Naked City Taphouse will be tapping a cask of their own Spark in the Dark Smoked Porter. I just got off the phone with Naked City’s Donald Averill to confirm tonight’s selection. He also told me that their intention is to consistently offer cask beer every Thursday – they open at 4:00 p.m. They want everyone to know that you can always expect to find cask beer at Naked City on Thursdays. Cheers to that!