C'est What Spring Festival - May 22nd

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C'est What Spring Festival - May 22nd

Postby Cass » Sat May 09, 2015 9:30 am

11th Annual Spring Beer Festival
Friday May 22, 5 PM to Midnight
Our 37th beer festival is staying close to home by featuring only those brewing within a one hundred minute commute of C'est What. A couple dozen brewers will be showing off their latest and greatest creations. There will be 48 choices in all, including 14 cask offerings. As usual, there is no admission charge and most samples will cost you a loonie.


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Re: C'est What Spring Festival - May 22nd

Postby Chris » Sun May 10, 2015 2:08 pm

Says great things about the brewing industry in Ontario that there are a couple dozen brewers within 100 minutes of C'est What!
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Re: C'est What Spring Festival - May 22nd

Postby El Pinguino » Mon May 11, 2015 2:58 pm

Sad to miss this one...the Cest What festivals can be very enjoyable.
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Re: C'est What Spring Festival - May 22nd

Postby Cass » Wed May 20, 2015 9:52 am

Beer lineup:

Granite Hopping Mad, cask, 55 IBU, 6.0%
Al's Cask Ale, cask, 38 IBU, 4.5%
Joan's Dark Secret, cask, 38 IBU, 4.0%
Durham Dancing Duck Summer Ale, cask, 40 IBU, 5.0%
Black Oak Marmalade Saison, cask, 20 IBU, 4.5%
Junction Rail Tie Rye, cask, 35 IBU, 5.1%
100 Mile Ale, cask, 44 IBU, 5.4%
Amsterdam Cruiser, cask, 55 IBU, 4.9%

Double Trouble Revenge Of The Ginger, 56 IBU, 6.2%
Flying Monkeys Belle Époque, 86 IBU, 10.0%
Junction Engineer's IPA, 57 IBU, 6.2%
Session Gose, 6 IBU, 4.2%
Rainhard Lazy Bones IPA 70 IBU, 6.7%
Left Field Sunlight Park 20, 5.8%
Granite Malt Of The Earth, 35 IBU, 5.5%
Amsterdam Summer In The City, 52 IBU, 6.1%
Brickworks Batch 1904 Cider, 5.0%
Black Oak Epiphany #2 Imperial Pilsner 37 IBU, 7.7%
Muddy York Extra Pale Ale, 45 IBU, 5.6%
Old Flame Red, 20 IBU, 4.8%

Granite Keefe's Irish Stout, 25 IBU, 4.5%
Coffee Porter, 38 IBU, 5.8%
Steve's Dreaded Chocolate Ale, 30 IBU, 5.6%
Big Butt, 45 IBU, 6.5%
Caraway Rye, 54 IBU, 5.4%
Homegrown Hemp Ale, 34 IBU, 4.5%

Brickworks Queen Street 501 Cider, can, 5.0%

Duggan's 100 Mile Lager, 28 IBU, 5.0%
Barnstormer Cocky Captain, 80 IBU, 7.5%
Nickel Brook Headstock IPA, 80 IBU, 7.0%
Durham Hop Addict, 85 IBU, 5.4%
Bell City Summer Session IPA, 18 IBU, 4.2%
Left Field Eephus Oatmeal Brown Ale, 35 IBU, 5.5%
Royal City Smoked Honey, 25 IBU, 5.5%
Cameron's White Oat Savant, 4.8%
Steam Whistle Pilsner - Unfiltered, 21 IBU, 5.0%
Durham ESB, 35 IBU, 4.6%, 7.08/4.87/3.19
Durham Blak Katt, 28 IBU, 4.8%
Mill St. Ginger Cat, 14 IBU, 5.0%
Thornbury Blue Mountain Lager, 22 IBU, 4.8%
King Pilsner, 38 IBU, 4.8%
Nickel Brook Continental Drift Belgian Pale Ale, 40 IBU, 5.6%
Great Lakes Thrust IPA, 72 IBU, 6.5%

Left Field Maris Pale Ale, cask, 30 IBU, 4.5%,
Flying Monkeys Genius Of Suburbia, cask, 36 IBU, 3.8%
Great Lakes Pompous Ass, cask, 38 IBU, 4.2%
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Re: C'est What Spring Festival - May 22nd

Postby loudman » Thu May 21, 2015 10:24 pm

Cass wrote:Beer lineup:

{... great list ...}



And I heard this was just dropped off by the "shifty" New Trafalgar folks :

Trafalgar "Shifter IPA" (possibly first beer Ontario craft beer brewed with both these new hop varietals - no citrus!)
6.5% ABV.
Jarrylo hops (with banana, pear, orange, and fruity spice)
Nelson Sauvin (NZ) hops (White wine, gooseberries, tropical fruit, passion fruit)
Estimated bitterness is 78 IBUs
Flavours are full of tropical fruit against layered malt complexity! IPA that's a bit different, like Trafalgar.

Hopfully it won't be a "Sh!tty IPA"!! Judge fairly now without digging up past crimes.
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Re: C'est What Spring Festival - May 22nd

Postby skootles » Sat May 23, 2015 12:44 pm

Had the Trafalgar IPA last night and I was pretty impressed to be honest. I love my IPAs and fruity ones aren't uncommon but this was different. The tropical fruity flavour was apparent but not so overpowering as to make it feel like you're drinking a fruit beer.
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Re: C'est What Spring Festival - May 22nd

Postby loudman » Sat May 23, 2015 8:04 pm

skootles wrote:Had the Trafalgar IPA last night and I was pretty impressed to be honest. I love my IPAs and fruity ones aren't uncommon but this was different. The tropical fruity flavour was apparent but not so overpowering as to make it feel like you're drinking a fruit beer.

Yeah... I found it was really easy drinking too with no cloying bitterness. Drinkability is key wrt IPA style. Kinda getting bored of the "everything citra" IPAs, so this was a nice change.

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