Is it spring yet? If not, can we pretend? The brewers seem to think so, what with their making Maibocks and Biere de Mars; let's play along.
With the change of the season, so to comes a fresh round of Edmonton Beer Geeks Anonymous events. After the winter we've had here in Edmonton, we're certainly looking to make the most of the coming warmth.
In this newsletter, we hope to welcome many new readers that have joined our ranks, and outline the next several months of events. We are quite excited about what we have planned and hope you will be too after reading this. It'd be our pleasure to share a pint with many of you this spring and summer.
Without further ado, here's the plan....oh, one more thing, everything you read here is available to you on your mobile phone by subscribing to the #yegbeer calendar, which can be found on the EBGA website, here
Edmonton Beer Geeks Anonymous On Rails
A favourite series of events from the past is returning this year. The Edmonton Radial Railway Society operates and maintains a small fleet of antique streetcars from around the world. EBGA charters these streetcars to host beer tastings and seminars. The streetcars board at the north side of the Strathcona Farmers Market Building, then travel to the middle of the High Level bridge, 150ft above the North Saskatchewan river. There, parked in the middle of the bridge, aboard a 1947 street car from Australia is where the EBGA is hosting five beer tastings this year.
28 May 2014, 7pm
Edmonton Beer Geeks Anonymous is hosting a cask ale evening with Alley Kat Brewing Company. Details and tickets - here
18 June 2014, 7pm
EBGA hosts Hog's Head Brewing and a special cask ale from the brewery that says 'death to bad taste!' Details and tickets - here
23 July 2014, 7pm
Yukon Brewing is the guest of the EBGA aboard the streetcar in July with a seasonal, unique beer. Details and tickets - here
6 August 2014, 7pm
Details TBA (stay tuned to our social media feeds and the #yegbeer calendar for up-to-date info).
17 September 2014, 7pm
Details TBA (stay tuned...)
To try and further entice you lot to join us on multiple journeys aboard the streetcar, patrons that join us for three of the five scheduled charters will be eligible to win a prize pack of EBGA swag and other goodies! EBGA transit passes will be given out on the first three charters, and the winner of the prize pack announced following the last.
Urban Craft Beer & Food Festival
2 May 2014, 6pm - 10pm
Sherbrooke Liquor is bringing back this spectacular little beer festival for 2014, and EBGA will be taking part as exhibitors! Stop by our booth to say hello and join us for a sample of local craft beer! Details via the Sherbrooke Liquor website - here
Edmonton Craft Beer Festival
6 & 7 June 2014
This year also brings the second year for the Edmonton Craft Beer Festival! Last year's inaugural show was a great time - the largest collection of beers and beer geeks Edmonton has ever seen! This years' version is shaping up to be bigger and better!
EBGA is again exhibiting at the Edmonton Craft Beer Festival. We're set to host one of the beer seminar sessions! Our topic: cask conditioned ale, but of course!
This scale of event would not be possible without a great deal of coordination and, like any good beer festival, volunteers! 2014 finds the Edmonton Craft Beer Festival organizers looking for volunteer help. Many of the volunteers last year were EBGA-ers; we hope this year is the same. Interested parties can see to the two links below for more information:
Edmonton Craft Beer Festival 2014 - Volunteer Letter
Edmonton Craft Beer Festival 2014 - Descriptions of Responsibilities
Edmonton Beer Geeks Anonymous encourages everyone able to volunteer for this great event! We hope to see you there, either helping out the organizers or enjoying some of Alberta's craft beer!
Keen readers of this newsletter will also be able to take advantage of the unique promo code to purchase tickets for the Edmonton Craft Beer Festival - use BGA15
in the checkout process when purchasing your tickets online to receive a 15% discount! (Thanks to Mark and Bill for their generosity!)
Edmonton Beer Geeks Anonymous would also like to announce.....
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That is all.