Buffalo Cask Ale Festival - Dec 2 - 4, 2011

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Buffalo Cask Ale Festival - Dec 2 - 4, 2011

Postby rudolf » Thu Oct 20, 2011 7:41 pm

The 2011 Buffalo Cask Ale Festival will take place at both Coles and Mr. Goodbar the weekend of December 2 - 4th.

As in previous years this will be a pay as you go event. Beers have yet to be determined, but given what has been available in years past I'm sure the selection will be top notch.

Coles is at 1104 Elmwood Ave.
Mr. Goodbar is at 1110 Elmwood Ave

Places to stay:
http://www.elmwoodvillageinn.com/ (walking distance)
Best Western on Delaware Ave (longer walking distance)
Holiday Inn on Delaware Ave (longer walking distance)
Doubletree/Hilton on High Street (longer walk, they used to offer a free shuttle anywhere in the city - unsure if they still do)
Adams Mark (You'll be cabbing it.)

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Postby JerCraigs » Fri Oct 21, 2011 6:31 am

Car and hotel booked!
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Postby atomeyes » Sun Nov 06, 2011 12:26 pm

no website or beer list?

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Postby rudolf » Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:46 am

atomeyes wrote:no website or beer list?

:(


They haven't done this in years past - I kind of doubt it'll happen this year. I'll make an effort to post what they should be pouring but a lot of the casks aren't determined until a few days before the event.

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Postby Sil » Mon Nov 07, 2011 10:18 am

We're planning on making it down for Saturday (the 3rd) assuming the weather cooperates :)
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Postby phat matt » Fri Nov 25, 2011 9:29 pm

has anyone heard any news on what beers or brewers will be there?
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Postby rudolf » Sat Nov 26, 2011 9:53 am

phat matt wrote:has anyone heard any news on what beers or brewers will be there?


Beers are still very much TBD. The beers below are extremely tentative but Bobby, the manager at Goodbar, mentioned that among others (~12 total for Goodbar) he was hoping to have:


- Bear Republic Red Rocket
- Oskar Blues Dales Pale Ale
- a few from Voodoo in Pennsylvania
- a few one offs from Flying Bison

I'm going to see Mike from Coles tomorrow. I'll see if he's nailed down his selection. I'll update this thread if he has.

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Postby phat matt » Sun Nov 27, 2011 1:36 am

.Nice looking forward to it. either way i will be attending for a few pints so please let me know if you hear of anything else.
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Postby rudolf » Tue Nov 29, 2011 3:23 pm

Coles posted their lineup:

Oscar Blue G'Night
Oscar Blues Dales Pale
Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye
Lagunitas Censored
Ridgeway Pickled Santa
Etienne Dupont Cidre Bouché Brut Zymatore
Waiting on Ithaca's Casks

they might have one or two others as well.
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Postby phat matt » Tue Nov 29, 2011 4:12 pm

very nice. thanks for the post. look forward to trying some of these on saturday. should be a blast.
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Postby rudolf » Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:53 am

And Goodbar's list:

Friday cask line up. Bear republic XP pale ale, flying bison brown ale, voodoo pilzilla, flying bison scotch ale, ithaca cascazilla, flying dog snake dog ipa, voodoo big black voodoo daddy oak aged imperial stout, docs pear cider. Casks to be tapped throughout the weekend. Laguntas pale ale, voodoo 4 seasons ipa, bear republic red rocket, Oscar blues old chub.
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Postby grub » Fri Dec 02, 2011 12:03 pm

lookin' good. should be a nice fest!
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Postby cannondale » Fri Dec 02, 2011 2:23 pm

Any idea what time festivities get under way tonight? I'm thinking about punching the clock and heading down shortly..
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Postby Publican » Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:05 am

I'll be going on Saturday. I'll be riding the Dog ( Greyhound). Coming back that night because I want to go to the Victory Cask fest. Two days of drinking cask ale. The only way it could be better is if I was in England.
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Postby phat matt » Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:06 pm

WEnt to the fest for a little today with a friend. Had some really great beers on cask. Was very suprised when walked into coles and saw that the list had some great lakes ontario brews on cask. We had a good laugh at the irony of going to the states for some great lakes but we still had some. their harry porter and bourbon soaked vanilla bean. It was nice, but after awhile the taste and smell started to remind me of a air freshener in a car. Other than that I had a cider dupont that was really nice. As well as oscar blues g'knight, dales pale ale, big black voodoo daddy, among many others. good times for sure. Also cant complain that at mr goodbar they were selling half pints for $3. My friend even order a pint they poured him the wrong one, so they gave us the mistake for free. It was bear republic xtra pale ale. Best free beer ever.

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