Beer Weekend Coming Up
Prince George, B.C. – There’s a new option available for those unable to secure tickets to Kiwanis AleFest later this month.
Organizers have put together what they’re billing as ‘the first Cask Beer Weekend’ on Jan. 27 and 28 – the same weekend as AleFest.
This after AleFest sold-out in just 10 minutes in October (see previous story here).
“We were looking for a way to expand the event and offer other things for people to get involved in,” says breweries and beer chair Bjorn Butow.
“So, we approached some of the downtown restaurants and the northern breweries and put together a cask weekend for people to come downtown and do an almost mini pub/restaurant crawl of craft beer.”
What is cask beer?
“What basically happens is the beer is made, then it’s fermented through a secondary cycle in the cask. Then the breweries add different elements to the beer to give it some unique flavouring so you can make these one-off beers that they’re playing with,” he says.
“Think of it as a test kitchen where they’re trying different dishes but they’re trying different beers and sometimes these cask beers turn out to be main beers for them if it goes off really well.”
Downtown establishments participating in the event are: Betulla Burning Pizzeria, The Black Clover, The Copper Pig Bbq House, The Twisted Cork Restaurant, Kask Restaurant and Nancy O’s.
To take part, you simply pick-up your tour map/entry form at one of the above restaurants or at Downtown Prince George (1406, Second Ave).
You can tour these establishments (tickets aren’t necessary), collect stamps and enter to win a prize.
There are several breweries taking part including: Barkerville Brewing, Sherwood Mountain Brewhouse, Wheelhouse Brewing and Three Ranges Brewing (CrossRoads Brewing is still under construction).
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