From the Dirty Sanchez and Little Richard Simmons, to Tebow’s Tears and Tea Bags, this year’s fest definitely wasn’t short on tasty brews…or pun-tastic names for that matter! In its 3rd year running, Brew Your Cask Off was another sell-out shindig hosting nearly 2,500 guests with more than 120 casks on tap. Most of those delicious, a few not-so-much, but one thing was for sure good times were flowin’ on tap all night long.
A quick round up of the evening’s winners for those who couldn’t make it (or had too many samples and they can’t quite remember):
1st Place – Cask #62, “Nuttin’ Butter” from Charleston Beer Exchange, a brown ale with peanut butter, peanut butter extract, raisins, Concord grape juice and lactose – a beer that is as close to a peanut butter and jelly sandwich as possible.
2nd place – Cask #11, “Fred Juice” from Fred Bar, a hoppy pale ale with citrus fruits and apricots that’s aggressively dry-hopped with Cascade and Citra.
3rd place – Cask #12, “The Chubby Chocolate Bunny” from Taco Mac, a rich porter with marshmallow notes as well as a large chocolate presence.
People’s Choice Award – Cask #22 “The Elvis Peanut Butter Banana Porter” from Cypress Street Pint and Plate, their tribute to the King, a peanut butter banana porter!
We’ve updated our Flickr with photos of the event. Make sure to check em’ out and see if you can spot yourself…your friends…or even Elvis: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sweetwaterbrew/sets/72157629212093016/
Thanks for coming out to raise a glass and drink your cask off. Looking forward to celebrating again soon at 420 Fest in April!