Here is our report, with plenty of pictures, from yesterday’s Washington Cask Beer Festival.
Once again Washington’s brewers nailed it. Cask Fest was fantastic again this year. Creativity ruled the day. Once again there were way too many beers to sample. You had to be discerning about which beers you wanted to try. Usually I walk away from Cask Fest thinking that at least a couple beers missed the mark. This year every beer I tasted was good or great.
Best tweet of the day:
@nwbeerguide Overheard at #WABG #CaskFest, “This beer is flat.”
Among our favorite beers: Naked City Brewery’s A Dude in Every Port (Big Lebrewski Russian Imperial Stout aged in Port barrels); Rock Bottom Brewery’s Apricot Hop Bomb (Hop Bomb IPA with apricots and grapefruit zest); 7 Seas Brewing’s Barrel-Aged Hop Prophet (Wet Hop Ale barrel aged with raspberry and brettanomyces); Port Townsend Brewing’s Dead See Imperial IPA; and Ram Brewery’s Peachy Keen Pale Ale.
People’s Choice Awards
We attended the first session and were there to hear who won the People’s Choice Awards. For the second session, we have gathered what information we could find on Twitter and Facebook.
1st Place – Black Raven’s Bizarelywine
2nd Place (tie) – Redhook’s Dos Svidaniya (Russian Imperial Stout) and Naked City’s A Dude in Every Port
1st Place – Diamond Knot’s Apple Cinnamon ESB
2nd Place (tie) – Black Raven’s Bizarleywine and Redhook’s Dos Svidaniya
Photos by Kendall Jones, First Draft Production.