Drew's Brews News March 2015

Drew's Brews News March 2015

Cask Beer is Here!
If you live in Seattle or will be in town the weekend of the 28th you cannot miss the 15th annual Cask Fest presented by the Washington Brewers Guild. This is another one of my favorite festivals where brewers flock to the Seattle Center with amazing one-of a-kind and limited release beers. All the beers feature have spent some time cask conditioning in either firkins, wine, or spirits barrels. Don’t be surprised to see some beers topping out around 14%! Instead of tokens, the Guild provides “punch cards”, giving attendees the chance to try up to 25 beers! Hope to see some of you there!

Fact of the Month
Cask conditioned ale or “real ale” as it is known in Britain, is beer that has rested in a barrel or firkin (non-pressurized keg) before serving. This process allows the beer to “mellow out” and can subtly or drastically change the flavor.

New Beers
Counterbalance Brewing Co.– Pogo Duck ISA
Fremont Brewing –  Gose (Cucumber Lime version available)
Georgetown Brewing – DH ESB, 5 Point 5 IPA
Hilliard's - Oak aged Saison, Tequila aged Saison
Hale’s Ales Brewery –  Nut Brown
Outlander Brewing – Raspberry Berlinerweisse 
Pyramid Brewing Co. –  S.M.A.S.H. IPA

Upcoming Events in Seattle
March 28th - Cask Beer Festival presented by the Washington Brewers Guild at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall