EBGA April 2016 Newsletter
Edmonton Beer Geeks Anonymous
Events Quick Reference
Book your summer holidays accordingly!
3 - 4 June 2016
Edmonton Craft Beer Festival
** use discount code EBGA15 for 15% off tickets **
8 June 2016, 7pm
EBGA On Rails - Ribstone Creek Brewery
12 June 2016, 1pm - 7pm
Cask-Aid @ Yellowhead Brewing
22 June 2016, 7pm
EBGA On Rails - Bench Creek Brewing
13 July 2016, 7pm
EBGA On Rails - Situation Brewing
24 August 2016, 7pm
EBGA On Rails - Yellowhead Brewery
10 September 2016
EBGA Real Ale Festival
21 September 2016, 7pm
EBGA On Rails - Norsemen Brewing
In addition to this list, remember that both Beer Revolution (Friday's @ 5pm) and CRAFT (Tuesday's @ 4pm) have weekly casks! So get out there and enjoy!
Edmonton Craft Beer Festival 2016
It's beer festival season again! And coming up this weekend is, without a doubt, the largest show of the season! The folks at Alberta Beer Festivals are once again trekking North to bring their talented show to Edmonton
When: 3 & 4 June 2016
Where: Northlands Edmonton EXPO Center
And just to entice you newsletter readers just a bit more, use the discount code EBGA15 to receive a 15% discount on tickets purchased through the Alberta Beer Festivals website.
While you're at the Edmonton Craft Beer Festival, be sure to stop by the EBGA booth for a chance to win a pair of tickets to EBGA's 2016 Real Ale Festival!
CASK-AID @ Yellowhead Brewery
Alberta brewers are coming together, and doing what they do, all in support of the Red Cross efforts in response to the recent disaster in Fort McMurray. Each brewery is producing a cask conditioned beer to be served at the event.
And a big thank-you to Bruce at Yellowhead for spear-heading this event!
For current news/updates on this event, see Yellowhead's Facebook page.
EBGA On Rails 2016
The summer of 2016 will mark the fifth season of Edmonton Beer Geeks Anonymous partnering with the Edmonton Radial Railway Society to bring you EBGA On Rails.
This series of events features one of the most unique venues our city has to offer along with a healthy dose of locally brewed beer. For each of the following charters, the particular brewery will be making a cask conditioned ale that will be served on board the antique streetcar while parked atop the High Level Bridge. The backdrop for each of these charters is the scenic Edmonton river valley. Members from each brewery will be on board the streetcar to describe their cask beer and be available to answer any brewery related questions the patrons may have.
Note that the Edmonton Radial Railway Society is a non-for-profit outfit that operates, maintains, and restores antique streetcars. Their collection of streetcars are from around the world, but also feature cars that used to ferry commuters around Edmonton. Some of these cars are more than 100 years old! EBGA is very proud and thankful for the work and care the volunteers at ERRS put in so that we can share these unique moments with you.
Each charter will depart from the ERRS's Strathcona Streetcar Barn at 8408 Gateway Boulevard at 7pm SHARP! Please note that Boarding Passes are non-refundable and that there are no washroom facilities aboard the streetcars - pee before we depart!
Boarding Passes for each charter are $20 (+service fees). They include admission on to the streetcar, and 2 x 12 oz pours of the particular cask conditioned ale being served on the streetcar that evening (sorry, we don't yet know what the beers will be!). Boarding Passes are available for purchase by EBGA members (if you get this newsletter, that means you!) only; sales for each charter will open one month before the event date.
8 June 2016 - Ribstone Creek Brewery - SOLD OUT!
22 June 2016 - Bench Creek Brewing - SOLD OUT!
13 July 2016 - Situation Brewing
24 August 2016 - Yellowhead Brewery
21 September 2016 - Norsemen Brewing
EBGA Real Ale Festival 2016
As alluded to above in the events listing, the 5th annual EBGA Real Ale Festival
is currently in planning.
We're compiling our list of participating breweries and ordering an afternoon of beautiful weather well in advance. This year's event will once again be held out-of-doors at the lovely Ritchie Community League Hall's hockey rink.
Where: Ritchie Community League Hall (7727 98 street)
When: 10 September 2016, 1pm - 8pm
Tickets: Stay tuned!
Questions or comments about EBGA On Rails? Send us a note via the Contact Us page on our website, or simply reply to this newsletter!
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