In beer tasting, brew fests on February 14, 2012 at 4:45 pm
Think California only has savoury red wines and oaky gewürztraminer to offer to satiate the thirst of our brUBC tipplers and lushes?
SF Beer Week!
Think again because California’s got damn good beer…and lots of it.
I’m down here at the San Francisco Beer Festival featuring a week long schedule of the craft brews scene of the Bay Area and California.
…And I have been humbled.
The SF Beer week runs annually from February 11th -20th and showcases the best that California has to offer with over 50 breweries running tasting, pairings, instructional sessions by brew masters, live music and much more all in local Bay Area bars. Read the rest of this entry »
In brew fests, cask fest, ubc, vancouver on June 27, 2011 at 7:35 pm
I can’t find my notes from the Brewery Creek Beer Fest, so I will give you this instead.
I headed down to the Central City Brewing Co’s Cask Fest on Saturday June 25 2011. Not going to lie, going down to Surrey to drink beer does seem a little much, but I trust the folk at Central City to throw us some good beers, so I wasn’t too whiny about it.
My ticket for the cask fest!
I met up with some of the old RBF crew, and we got some good hearty brunch in preparation. When we finally got to Surrey, I was quite disappointed with the selection of beers. There were some local beers, and some from the States, which was exciting. CAMRA was there as usual, with events like these to promote the awesomeness of real ales.
I was actually impressed by the selection of IPAs. Though I’m generally not a fan of IPAs, I have to say I was won over by the end of the cask fest. I really enjoyed the Promethius Double IPA from Elysian. It was fruity and smelled super hoppy, which I absolutely loved. Central City’s Oaked Imperial Smoked Porter and Storm’s Root of All Evil Root Beer would make excellent beer floats with their strong smokey flavours and sweetness respectively. I was disappointed with the mild tastings of the Spinnakers’s Peach Heffewizen and Vancouver Island Brewery’s Hibiscus Heffeweizen, because I guess I was hoping for a kick of the respective flavours. The R&B Milk Stout sounded way more interesting than it’s taste, which was really sort of a mellow coffee porter. I was hoping for a more milk/cream taste to the beer, which would be interesting.
Anyways, it was definitely an eye opener, and I was treated to the wonderful goodness of cask treated ales, which is a win in itself, so I’m not complaining.
Everyone is happy with their belly full of beer!
Until next time!