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This off-cycle email newsletter will be the final update sent to your in-boxes before the big day - 29 June 2013 at Wunderbar.  Edmonton Beer Geeks Anonymous (EBGA) once again this year brings you an unique event for all of Alberta - we host the provinces only cask ale festival - #EBGACaskDay2013.  We will return to our once-per-month newsletters in July.

Following last weekend's inaugural Edmonton Craft Beer Festival, where we were first-time exhibitors, tickets for #EBGACaskDay2013 are extremely limited. Only a few tickets for Session One are available (see below for links).

This email is intended to remind those with tickets of the event date and to detail the additional developments since our last newsletter.  Ticket holders, please remember to bring your receipts with you for validation at the door! 

Here's what you need to know...
- Ten of Western Canada's premier craft breweries are taking part in #EBGACaskDay2013
- Session Two of #EBGACaskDay2013 (6pm - close) is SOLD OUT
- Session One of #EBGACaskDay2013 (11am - 4pm) has very few tickets remaining
- We have coordinated to have a bbq on the patio of Wunderbar during Session One and the Sailin' On food truck on hand for Session Two!
- The current list of breweries attending #EBGACaskDay2013 is: Alley Kat Brewing Co., Yukon Brewing, Hog's Head Brewing Co., Wild Rose Brewing, Jasper Brewpub/Banff Ave Brewpub, Phillips Brewing, Cannery Brewing Co., ..... and a surprise brewery!
- We'd like to mention Yellowhead Brewing, though they aren't bringing a cask to #EBGACaskDay2013, they've been an immense help. 
- Two casks will be held back to be tapped during Session Two of #EBGACaskDay2013
- Please remember to bring your receipt with you for validation at the door (either the receipt provided by us or via the online ticket vendor)

Tickets for #EBGACaskDay2013 that are still available can be purchased on-line via the following links: 

Session 1 (11am - 4pm) can be purchased here
Session 2 (6pm - close) can be purchased here.  *** SOLD OUT! ***

Tickets for each session are $30.  Tickets may be purchased for both sessions (subject to availability).  Each ticket holder will be provided with an entry package, similar to last year, which will include, but not limited to a door prize ticket, one serving token, some EBGA branded items, and oh, yeah, your very own EBGA Cask Day 2013 20oz pint glass! 

Beer tokens will be sold in the same fashion as last year.  One token for a half-pint, two tokens for a full 20oz pint.  Prices for these one-off cask conditioned creations are tentatively set at $3/half pint and $6/pint (subject to change).

Door prizes will be distributed an hour or so into each session to allow for some settling time for the crowd after we introduce some of the cask ales and provide each brewer (should they wish) some time to speak.  Door prizes primarily are being provided by the breweries, and the on-going sponsors of the EBGA.

At this time we would like to thank each and every brewery, the volunteers, our sponsors, and last but especially not least, the staff and owners of Wunderbar for continuing to be of immense support to the EBGA and for being the cornerstone of great beer, music, and art in the heart of Edmonton! 


Other Beer Related Events in #yeg....

20 June 2013, 6pm - Alley Kat Cask Night @ Sugarbowl
Celebrate your Summer freedom with a delicious cask of Amber Ale loaded with extra hops! Sophistication brought out by the Amber Ale and the party vibe brought out by the extra hops!
22 June 2013, 6:30pm - Zoo Fest
Sponsored in part by Alley Kat, the Valley Zoo is hosting a night of intrigue and adventure - further information here.
25 June 2013 - 21 July 2013 - Freewill Shakespeare Festival
What better way to enjoy a classic tragedy or comedy than with a glass of local ale!?  Alley Kat brews will be available for the duration of the festival.
27 June 2013 - Yelper Party!
YelpYEG is hosting Edmonton's first annual Yelper Party! The biggest, baddest Yelpiest blowout of the year and your once-a-year opportunity to check out what exactly what Yelp in YEG is. With over 10 local restaurants, food trucks and breweries sampling their best bites, beer, bevvies and even a booze luge this is going to be one H-E-Double Hockey Sticks of an amazing night - Oh, and ya it's all FREE!! Just RSVP here!
28 June 2013, 6pm - Alley Kat Cask Night @ Underground
A collaboration brew from 8 Wired and Alley Kat in cask format - Saskatoon Berry Smoked Porter.  Details are limited at this time - ask your server at Underground for more information.
29 June 2013 - #EBGACaskDay2013
The big day!  Session One starts at 11am, Session Two at 6pm.  Tickets must be presented at the door for validation. 
11 July - 14 July 2013 - Mikkeller Tap Event @ Underground
Launch night is 11 July at 6pm.  No details posted at the time of this drafting.


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