Friday, March 17, 2017

Classic City Brew Fest CASK List - April 9

With 400+ world class kegged and bottled beers and 30 unique cask ales, the beer list for April 9's 22nd annual Classic City Brew Fest is looking absolutely astounding. Please attend or volunteer!

Here's the list of exciting, one-off cask ales that will be available for sampling on April 9 in the Classic City Brew Fest's Cask Ale Pavilion. These casks alone are worth the price of admission!

  • Abbey of the Holy Goats Chèvre Noir. This special cask contains single origin coffee from Rwanda, cocoa nibs and Madagascar vanilla beans.
  • Akademia / Southern Brewing Company collaboration Noctua Chaos Willett bourbon barrel-aged with cocoa nibs and organic cherry and pomegranate juices. Inspired by bourbon-soaked chocolate covered cherries.
  • Arches Brewing Five Week Sail - An 8.4% ABV, lagered Baltic porter that combines the bold flavors of an English porter with the richness of a Russian imperial stout. Look for a roasty, caramel profile backed by chocolate undertones.
  • BlueTarp Go Funk Yourself - Our Brettanomyces conditioned IPA has been dry-hopped with Calypso and Simcoe for a dry, funky, floral palate and finish.
  • FIRST PLACE PEOPLE'S CHOICE: Burnt Hickory Charred Walls of the Damned - Check out this toffee, honey, maple, cake version of our infamous 13% ABV Belgian quad.
  • SECOND PLACE PEOPLE'S CHOICE: Cherry Street / Lincoln Fill Station collaboration  Continental Creamsicle - A double dry-hopped, juicy IPA with oranges, orange zest and vanilla beans added to the cask. 8% ABV.
  • Creature Comforts Paradiso Swizzle is our 4.5% ABV Athena Paradiso with added apricot, pineapple and citrus zest.
  • Devils Backbone Black Lager - A German schwarzbier style lager. Medieval brewers browned barley over open flames, but today we get subtle roasted, coffee flavors by using the finest toasted malts.
  • Dry County Gin & Juicy - This twist on a GnT starts with our Noonday Extra Pale Ale, then we added St. George Gin, organic Limeaide and extra Citra hops.
  • Eventide The 'A' IPA with Blood Orange - Tropical fruit notes are enhanced by additions of blood orange for deeper citrus complexity a hint of mint.
  • Fannin Brewing Chief Whitepath in Paradise is our white IPA with lemongrass, lime leaves and toasted coconut.
  • Left Nut Cara Bee N’ Breeze - Stinger Rye Ale with local wildflower honey, Cara Cara oranges and fresh ginseng that provide notes of rose hips, citrus and a subtle spiciness.
  • Lonerider Sundance. A blend of ruby red and pink grapefruit puree is added to our crisp saison to create Lonerider's newest seasonal. This cask was dry-hopped with Idaho-7, an experimental hop with notes of tropical fruit and resin.
  • Max Lager's Fleur Cerise - 6.6% ABV farmhouse ale that was solara barrel-fermented with a mixed culture, then aged on Balaton cherries to create a beautiful American-style kriek.
  • Monday Night Drafty Kilt. This exceptional cask combines our popular, malty Scottish ale with additions of chocolate, almonds, coconut and cherries. 7.2% ABV.
  • Moon River Cosmic Terror is our dry-hopped pale ale brewed with Galaxy and Southern Cross hops, then cask-conditioned with guava paste and Cashmere hops for a tropical fruit explosion.
  • Piedmont Brewery & Kitchen Midnight Rider Robust Porter was aged on toasted coconut and rum-soaked oak chips. With loads of chocolate, roasted malt, coconut, American oak and rum complexity, it's "decadence in a cask."
  • Quest Brewing Makara Double IPA is aggressively hopped with Citra and balanced with five varieties of complex malts. 8.7% ABV, 110 IBUs.
  • Red Brick Chili Cinanilla starts with one of our most popular beers, Vanilla Gorilla, that we aged in oak barrels with cinnamon, dried ancho chilies and extra vanilla.
  • Red Hare The Passion of My Peach is a tart Berliner weisse with mouth-watering additions of peaches and passion fruit.
  • Scofflaw Hooligan is a hazy, juicy IPA with loads of late addition hopping. For an extra floral punch, we added Loral and Galena hops to this cask.
  • Second Self Hotlanta - Our newest beer, ATaLe, infused with fresh Thai chilies for a spicy bite and mild warmth.
  • Service Brewing Compass Rose IPA offers grapefruit flavor and aroma driven by Citra hops, but the addition of persimmon and tarragon in this unique cask adds sweet honey flavors with a hint of black licorice. 6.6% ABV.
  • THIRD PLACE PEOPLE'S CHOICE: Southern Brewing Fruited Berliner. In a nod to adding woodruff syrup to a traditional German Berliner weisse, our vibrant green Southeastern Berliner cask has notes of lemon and lime with tropical fruit. Oh, yeah!
  • Steady Hand Flower Business - A 9% ABV imperial IPA with a hazy orange color and a bright, juicy hop flavor with notes of fresh squeezed citrus, tropical fruit, sweet peaches and subtle pine.
  • Terrapin Fruitcentric Gose - Fruitcentric combines watermelon, kiwi and mango juices for a tart and refreshing fruitastic drinking experience.
  • Twain's What A Mild Night - 3.5% ABV English-style mild ale with elegant notes of chocolate, toffee and caramel that are quite full for such a lower strength session ale. This style is perfect for cask-conditioning.
  • Wicked Weed Lupulin Lab IPA - This version was brewed with Creature Comforts using experimental Hop 438 lupulin powder and orange zest added to the cask. It's also known as Thirst Puncher IPA.
  • Wild Heaven White Blackbird Saison. This cask was conditioned with funky Brettanomyces yeast and flavorful yellow plums.
  • Wrecking Bar Jemmy-Chino Stout is conditioned on toasted almonds, milk sugar, coffee beans and vanilla. Roast, chocolate and coffee from the base stout are accentuated by cocoa, vanilla, light marshmallow and nutty notes.