Cask Days 2013 - October 19 & 20

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Postby atomeyes » Tue Oct 08, 2013 7:32 pm

I have an extra ticket to session one. DM me if you want to buy it.
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Postby MatttthewGeorge » Thu Oct 10, 2013 8:02 am

EDIT: No longer in need of tix.
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Postby Craig » Fri Oct 11, 2013 12:31 pm

The beer list has been out for a bit now: http://caskdays.com/oncask

I'm especially looking forward to Donkey Venom, Storm Imperial Flanders Red, Jacques Buteux, Sartori Harvest and Wells & Young Courage RIS.

All-told I tallied 33 beers I consider must-trys. Heh.
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Postby ercousin » Fri Oct 18, 2013 10:01 am

So I'm going through this list and feeling overwhelmed with the amount of beer to try. What are people's top picks? Especially in the UK and other non-Ontario beers?
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Postby Craig » Fri Oct 18, 2013 11:50 am

This might help you a little. This is my cheat sheet for session 1. A * in front of the beer means they're cutting the cask off to save for later sessions, so I should try it early. A * after just means I really want to try it. The numbers after the beer are ABV (BA/RB)

I basically pulled out the highly rated UK things as things to try, but there were quite a few of them that weren't even in RB or BA yet, so it's very possible I'm missing things. I plan on encouraging my friends to try all the UK stuff so I know if I missed anything good. :wink:

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*5. BEAVERTOWN BREWERY BLACK BETTY (black IPA) 7.4 (?/99)
*20. -MAGIC ROCK BREWERY HIGH WIRE WEST COAST PALE ALE 5.5 (87/95)
*23. -MOOR BEER NOR`HOP GOLDEN ALE 4.1 (?/96)
*25. -RED WILLOW WRECKLESS PALE ALE 4.8 (?/93)
*31. SIREN CRAFT LIQUID MISTRESS RED IPA 5.8 (?/96)
60. CENTRAL CITY BREWING CENTRAL CITY IMPERIAL IPA 9.0 (93/97)
64. *DRIFTWOOD SARTORI HARVEST IPA WET HOPPED AMERICAN IPA 7.0 (96/99)
84. BENELUX BREWPUB CUDA AMERICAN IPA 6.7 (86/97)
89. BRASSIERIE DIEU DU CIEL! BARAQUE AMERICAN IPA 5.5 (?/?)
96. BRASSIERIE DUNHAM DOUBLE DOSE INDIA PALE ALE 6.5 (?/98)
98. HOPFENSTARK END OF THE TRAIL AMERICAN PALE ALE 5.5 (86/93)
115. MICROBRASSERIE LE CASTOR YAKIMA IPA - AMERICAN IPA 6.5 (90/95)
*226. FLYING MONKEY'S CRAFT BREWERY PINK DIME IPA
*228. HOPFENSTARK POST COLONIAL IPA

Sour:
*39. -WILD BEER CO. REDWOOD SOUR RED 4.8 (?/78)
78. *STORM BREWING CO. IMPERIAL FLANDERS FLANDERS RED
140. BELLWOODS BREWERY BLITZEN 2013 - PARTIAL SOUR MASH IMPERIAL SAISON W/LEMON
141. *BELLWOODS BREWERY DONKEY VENOM - BRETT BARREL-AGED SOUR BALTIC PORTER

Dark/Strong:
*36. TINY REBEL DIRTY STOP OUT STOUT (smoked oat) 5 (?/93)
*37. *WELLS & YOUNG COURAGE IMPERIAL RUSSIAN STOUT 10.0 (94/99)
90. BRASSIERIE DIEU DU CIEL! CHEMIN DE CROIX OLD-STYLE INDIA PORTER ?
128. AMSTERDAM BREWING CO. FULL CITY DOUBLE TEMPEST
204. NICKELBROOK BREWING CO. X BUSH PILOT X NOGNE O TEST PILOT EISBOCK AGED IN SWEEDISH OAK
205. NICKELBROOK BREWING CO. X SAWDUST CITY "11/05" BARREL-AGED BARLEY WINE
206. NORTH WINDS BREWERY X ONTARIO HOP ASSOCIATION ITS ALL IN THE HIPS ROBUST PORTER

Cider:
*216. HOITY TOITY CASK 66 OFF DRY APPLE CIDER
*217. LES VERGERS DE LA COLLINE ROUGE DOLGO CRABAPPLE CIDER
*219. LES VERGERS DE LA COLLINE FRANCAIS CIDER IN OAK BARREL
*224. WEST AVENUE CIDER CHERRY BEACH BARREL-AGED CHERRY CIDER
*225. WEST AVENUE CIDER BARRETT FULLERS SECRET BOURBON BARREL-AGED CIDER
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Postby Sanchex » Fri Oct 18, 2013 12:11 pm

anyone interested or know someone that needs a ticket for session 1? PM me for details.
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Postby El Pinguino » Fri Oct 18, 2013 1:06 pm

Ahhh, I didn't realize just how many "more" beers were being tapped at session 1, so now I understand the run on tickets for that session.
I can only make it on Sunday for session 3, at which 28 new casks will be tapped.....still quite amazing. Hoping some of those 104 from session one will still be kicking around.
Looks like it's going to be a great event.
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Postby ercousin » Fri Oct 18, 2013 1:37 pm

squeaky wrote:This might help you a little. This is my cheat sheet for session 1. A * in front of the beer means they're cutting the cask off to save for later sessions, so I should try it early. A * after just means I really want to try it. The numbers after the beer are ABV (BA/RB)

I basically pulled out the highly rated UK things as things to try, but there were quite a few of them that weren't even in RB or BA yet, so it's very possible I'm missing things. I plan on encouraging my friends to try all the UK stuff so I know if I missed anything good. :wink:

PA:

*1. FLYING MONKEY'S CRAFT BREWERY PINK DIME IPA
*3. HOPFENSTARK POST COLONIAL IPA
105. BENELUX BREWPUB CUDA AMERICAN IPA 6.7 (86/97)
110. BRASSIERIE DIEU DU CIEL! BARAQUE AMERICAN IPA 5.5 (?/?)
117. BRASSIERIE DUNHAM DOUBLE DOSE INDIA PALE ALE 6.5 (?/98)
119. HOPFENSTARK END OF THE TRAIL AMERICAN PALE ALE 5.5 (86/93)
128. -LES BRASSEURS DU TEMPS DIABLE AU CORPS IMPERIAL IPA 9.5 (83/95)
136. MICROBRASSERIE LE CASTOR YAKIMA IPA - AMERICAN IPA 6.5 (90/95)
171. CENTRAL CITY BREWING CENTRAL CITY IMPERIAL IPA 9.0 (93/97)
175. *DRIFTWOOD SARTORI HARVEST IPA WET HOPPED AMERICAN IPA 7.0 (96/99)
*195. BEAVERTOWN BREWERY BLACK BETTY (black IPA) 7.4 (?/99)
*210. -MAGIC ROCK BREWERY HIGH WIRE WEST COAST PALE ALE 5.5 (87/95)
*213. -MOOR BEER NOR`HOP GOLDEN ALE 4.1 (?/96)
*215. -RED WILLOW WRECKLESS PALE ALE 4.8 (?/93)
*221. SIREN CRAFT LIQUID MISTRESS RED IPA 5.8 (?/96)

Sour:
17. BELLWOODS BREWERY BLITZEN 2013 - PARTIAL SOUR MASH IMPERIAL SAISON W/LEMON
18. *BELLWOODS BREWERY DONKEY VENOM - BRETT BARREL-AGED SOUR BALTIC PORTER
122. *LE TROU DU DIABLE RESERVE JACQUES BUTEUX SOUR WILD ALE 7.0 (?/?)
189. *STORM BREWING CO. IMPERIAL FLANDERS FLANDERS RED
*229. -WILD BEER CO. REDWOOD SOUR RED 4.8 (?/78)

Dark/Strong:
5. AMSTERDAM BREWING CO. FULL CITY DOUBLE TEMPEST
21. BELLWOODS BREWERY YOUNG LAMBDA - BARREL-AGED QUAD (WITH BRETT)
81. NICKELBROOK BREWING CO. X BUSH PILOT X NOGNE O TEST PILOT EISBOCK AGED IN SWEEDISH OAK
82. NICKELBROOK BREWING CO. X SAWDUST CITY "11/05" BARREL-AGED BARLEY WINE
83. NORTH WINDS BREWERY X ONTARIO HOP ASSOCIATION ITS ALL IN THE HIPS ROBUST PORTER
111. BRASSIERIE DIEU DU CIEL! CHEMIN DE CROIX OLD-STYLE INDIA PORTER ?
*226. TINY REBEL DIRTY STOP OUT STOUT (smoked oat) 5 (?/93)
*227. *WELLS & YOUNG COURAGE IMPERIAL RUSSIAN STOUT 10.0 (94/99)

Cider:
*92. HOITY TOITY CASK 66 OFF DRY APPLE CIDER
*96. WEST AVENUE CIDER CHERRY BEACH BARREL-AGED CHERRY CIDER
*97. WEST AVENUE CIDER BARRETT FULLERS SECRET BOURBON BARREL-AGED CIDER
*100. LES VERGERS DE LA COLLINE ROUGE DOLGO CRABAPPLE CIDER
*102. LES VERGERS DE LA COLLINE FRANCAIS CIDER IN OAK BARREL


Thanks for your list! I'll cross reference that with mine :)

Your numbers don't seem to match up with the current official list. Might make it tough to find the beers?
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Postby Craig » Fri Oct 18, 2013 1:40 pm

Bah, did they change the numbers? Man that's annoying.
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Postby Craig » Fri Oct 18, 2013 1:49 pm

It looks like a couple of beers moved sessions too, that or I made mistakes. Either way, I updated the other post with the right numbers and cut a few out that were in other sessions.
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Postby A » Fri Oct 18, 2013 3:00 pm

Anyone have any idea if there will be vegetarian-friendly eats there? The food vendor list looks pretty meaty, to say the least.
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Postby lister » Fri Oct 18, 2013 3:40 pm

squeaky wrote:Bah, did they change the numbers? Man that's annoying.


Yep. If you made your list from when it was initially released you'll need to update it. The last update from earlier this week completely changed the numbers around and swapped around some beers available during some sessions. I had to completely redo my spreadsheet. :evil:

Given how the "table" was done in HTML it couldn't easily be mass copied & pasted either. I was in the process of writing a shell script to strip out the HTML and align up the text properly. I realized I'd waste more time working out the logic for getting everything properly in place and debugging things than manually copying and pasting each session one and all sessions lines. Ugh.

This just screams out for a nice web based thing that you register for, select the beers you want to try and generate PDF, CSV or just print out the result.

Despite me being a computer geek professionally I hate doing web stuff so I'm not particularly adept at it.
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Postby lister » Fri Oct 18, 2013 3:53 pm

I have an ugly suspicion on how things are going to unfurl with the all sessions beers. Ugh. Ugh. Ugh. I just hope they're in an area that can deal with the initial onslaught of volume. :-?
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Postby ercousin » Fri Oct 18, 2013 4:02 pm

lister wrote:I have an ugly suspicion on how things are going to unfurl with the all sessions beers. Ugh. Ugh. Ugh. I just hope they're in an area that can deal with the initial onslaught of volume. :-?


Do you think its best to go for the all-session beers first?

I really want to try Black Betty, Hopspur, and Liquid Mistress...
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Postby Craig » Fri Oct 18, 2013 9:10 pm

I'm one of them professional computer geeks too!

ercousin wrote:
lister wrote:I have an ugly suspicion on how things are going to unfurl with the all sessions beers. Ugh. Ugh. Ugh. I just hope they're in an area that can deal with the initial onslaught of volume. :-?


Do you think its best to go for the all-session beers first?

I really want to try Black Betty, Hopspur, and Liquid Mistress...


If memory serves, each session gets less than a cask of the all-session beers, but a full cask of the ones that only go to an individual session. There are about 5 beers I simply must have, but after that I'm targetting the all-session stuff first, then going for the rest.

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