I admit it. I wimped out and let traffic win. For the first time in maybe forever, I failed to make it to the Washington Cask Beer Festival, which happened last Saturday at Seattle Center. I didn’t even try. When you live in West Seattle, a viaduct closure is a powerful deterrent. Cheers to all of you who did make it out to support the Washington Brewers Guild.
Below I share the People’s Choice winners for each of the two sessions. It’s nostalgic to see Diamond Knot Apple-Cinnamon ESB make the grade again. Has it ever not won at least one accolade at Cask Fest?
First session People’s Choice winners (pictured above):
1st place: First Nail with Maraschino Cherries by Fremont Brewing Company
2nd place (tie): Cabernet Stout by American Brewing Company
2nd place (tie) Cheeky Monkey Imperial Brown by North Sound Brewing Co.
Second Session winners:
1st place: Apple Cinnamon ESB by Diamond Knot Craft Brewing
2nd place: Cheeky Monkey Imperial Brown by North Sound Brewing Co.
3rd place: Alaskan Session IPA by Black Raven Brewery