The main feature in this holiday edition of the EBGA Newsletter is to announce details and ticket info about the 2nd annual winter cask conditioned ale event - EBGA Freeze Your Cask Off!
The where & when:
27 February 2016, 1 pm - 8pm
Ritchie Community League Hall (7727 98 Street)
Tickets are available at:
Edmonton Beer Geeks Anonymous is an Edmonton based society with the aim of increasing the awareness of and knowledge about local craft beer and the brewers that make it. We host special events throughout the calendar year that feature various breweries or aspects of beer culture.
Each of our special events will have a unique aspect to it that (we hope) will both stimulate the patron and the brewers. That aspect in our coming Freeze Your Cask Off!
event is the challenge that we posed to all the brewers that are participating in the event. Each brewery is challenged with the task of creating a winter-themed cask conditioned ale to serve at the event.
Typically cask conditioned ales that we see for cask nights around Edmonton and Calgary are made with production beer that is often readily at hand. This is a great thing, it allows a brewer to use the beer that is already fermented/fermenting as a base and adjust its' profile from there to the edges of imagination and test out new ingredients, etc.
Freeze Your Cask Off!
will be a bit different in that the brewers' creations will be more unique in that they will be crafted specifically to be winter-themed. These beers can be a range of different styles, but are expected, given the constraints, to be generally darker beers (for example: stouts, porters, winter warmers, etc.) - we just don't know yet!
The breweries that are participating in the coming Freeze Your Cask Off!
- Alley Kat Brewing
- Bench Creek Brewing
- Blindman Brewing
- Dandy Brewing Company
- Norsemen Brewing Co
- Ribstone Creek Brewery
- Troubled Monk Brewery
- Yellowhead Brewery
So, hopefully that gets your imagination going just as we have stimulated that in the brewers.
Once again, here's the link to purchase tickets for Freeze Your Cask Off!
Each ticket is $25. The tickets include: event entry, first 10oz pour, and take home glassware. Additional beer tokens can be purchased for $3.50 per 10oz pour.
If there are any questions about Freeze Your Cask Off!
, please do not hesitate to contact us by either replying to this newsletter, or using the contact form on our website: www.edmontonbeergeeksanonymous.ca