Alibi Room's 500th Tap Rotation Celebration

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  1. Kump

    Kump Initiate (0) May 23, 2013 British Columbia (Canada)

    Figured I'd start a thread for this just because. Can't wait for Sunday!

    For those of you who don't know (if you're on this site and live in Vancouver, you know), here's the basics:

    Alibi Room will be celebrating their 500th Tap Rotation this Sunday the 9th through the 13th

    Brassneck has brewed 4 Collab beers w/ Gigantic, Four Winds, Occidental, and Parallel 49 especially for the event. Alibi's also sent 8 casks to be filled to Breakside, Commons, Upright & Gigantic for the event. And on top of that, specialty one offs in cask & keg from local darlings as well as a something REALLY special from Driftwood. 75 different draft offerings, and 22 casks.

    12oz sleeves of *everything* will be $5.

    They're also donating $500 per day to the local foodbank for the run of the rotation.

    As usual Rich Hope will be there playing blues.

    Opens at 2pm!

    Only confirmed beer is Four Winds keg of an Orange Hibiscus Farmhouse Radler, which should be a nice palate fatigue break amidst some of the other stuff I'm sure. I've also heard a whispered rumor of a special RIS that's been waiting to be tapped for a while, but nothing I've heard officially confirms it. I also assume the Captain Crunch Stout collab between Brassneck/Parallel 49 will be there, but we'll see soon enough!

    Who's goin?

  2. Lurkaholic

    Lurkaholic Initiate (80) Jun 14, 2013 British Columbia (Canada)

    I will be lining up to get in for sure. These taplist change events are arguably the best events alibi ever puts on in my experience, I'd wager even more so than hopapallooza!

    The only question is how early will we all be lining up... :-)
  3. Torontoblue

    Torontoblue Zealot (533) Jun 12, 2005 Alberta (Canada)

    Damn, I have one night in Vancouver on Tuesday....have to try and sneak away from the business dinner!!!
  4. Kump

    Kump Initiate (0) May 23, 2013 British Columbia (Canada)

    Yeah it's a toss up with Hoppapalooza for me, but I'm glad to have such dilemmas.

    My plan is to go very early for brunch at deacons, so I can spy on the line at the same time.

    Definitely sneak by! There's bound to be some great stuff on.
  5. FondueVoodoo

    FondueVoodoo Initiate (0) Feb 12, 2012 British Columbia (Canada)

    Had some of the collaberation beers at Brassneck. Thought the Gigantic Black IPA was good. The Four Winds Cold War and Steamworks Smoke Porter were both great (Cold War better), but didn't care for the P49 Cereak Killer. Not a fan of corn beers, had an off flavour for me.
  6. LampertLand

    LampertLand Poo-Bah (2,084) Nov 2, 2011 British Columbia (Canada)

    Alibi Room will be celebrating their 500th Tap Rotation this Sunday the 9th through the 13th
    as well as a something REALLY special from Driftwood (?)

    curious what was poured ,
    this past Saturday the 8th , my sister & I were first and second into Island BEER Fest ,
    (pure luck) butt it was kinda nice to get a good seat and enjoy the fest ,
    hope you had fun at Alibi , prost
  7. Kump

    Kump Initiate (0) May 23, 2013 British Columbia (Canada)

    Allow me to post the beer list. Some of these beers went on after others finished but I'm too lazy to note that.

    Cantillon Kriek
    Cantillon Gueuze
    Tilquin Gueuze
    Freigeist/Jester King Sauer Power
    Freigeist Spruce Gose
    Freigeist Sour Raspberry Gose
    Freigeist Rhubarb Gose
    Driftwood Lustrum
    Driftwood Bird of Pret
    Iain Hill's (Famous) Oud Bruin
    Gigantic x Brassneck Attention Seeker Session CDA
    Red Truck Double Pale Ale
    Merridale Cidery Hoptomized
    Four Winds Farmhouse Radler
    Parallel 49 Tricycle Radler
    Central City 2008 (!!!) Thor's Hammer
    Central City 2012 Thor's Hammer
    Phillips Double Dragon Imperial Red Ale
    Parallel 49 Red Wine Barrel Aged Doppelbock
    Parallel 49 Bourbon Barrel Aged Doppelbock
    33 Acres of Darkness
    33 Acres of Ocean
    Lighthouse Numbskull
    Phillips Monkey Drummer
    Brassneck One Trick Pony
    Parallel 49 Vow of Silence
    Brassneck Free Radical
    Pfriem Little Saison
    Moon Under Water Light Side of the Moon Session Lager
    New Belgium Le Terroir
    Moon Under Water Hefeweizen
    Gigantic Most Premium
    Gigantic Too Much Coffee Man
    Steamworks Imperial Espresso Stout
    Steamworks Rye Stout
    Parallel 49 Bourbon Barrel Aged RIS
    Brassneck Magic Beans
    Phillips Cabin Fever BIPA
    Tofino Kelp Stout
    Elysian x New Belgium XIX Oyster Stout
    Four Winds Tripel
    Parallel 49 Snap, Crackle, Hop
    Green Flash Hop Odyssey
    Brassneck Passive Aggressive
    Jolly Pumpkin Oro De Calabaza
    Steamworks x Brassneck Fire Walker Smoked Porter
    New Belgium x Cigar City Belgian Ale w/ Chilies
    Central City IPA (This was free all day… amazing)
    Jolly Pumpkin Calabaza Blanca
    Four Winds x Brassneck Cold War JD Barrel Aged Baltic Porter
    Powell St. White IPA
    Lighthouse Saurtieg Saison
    Occidental x Brassneck Weizenbock
    Phillips Jackalope
    Central City BIPA
    Parallel 49 Nitro ESB
    Persephone Nitro Stout
    Four Winds Juxtapose Brett IPA
    Breakside Wanderlust IPA
    Parallel 49 Roboruby Imperial Red Ale
    Four Winds Nectarous (yummmmm)
    Powell St. Witbier
    North Coast BA Old Rasputin XV (!!!)
    Pfriem Oatmeal Stout
    DDC Aphrodisiaque
    Parallel 49 x Brassneck Cereal Killer Capt. Crunch Stout
    Occidental Lucubrator BA Doppelbock
    Brassneck Blichmann's Finger
    Fuggles & Warlock x Big River Belgian IPA
    Breakside Suburban Farmhouse
    Phillips Puzzler
    Bomber Brett Saison w/ Buckthorn
    Parallel 49 Craft Lager


    Storm Brewing "Glacial Mammoth Extinction"
    - A freeze distilled sour weighing in a 30% ABV.


    Central City Smoked Imperial Porter
    Bomber ESB DH'd with Eaglemoon Farm Zeuz
    Vern (of Granville Island)'s 2012 BA Barley Wine
    Parallel 49 RIS
    Upright Six
    R&B Chambar Ale (Belgian w/ Burnt Orange & Coriander)
    Parallel 49 Vow of Silence w/ Juniper Berries
    Brassneck Inertia II (JD BA)
    Parallel 49 Doppelbock w/ White Ash
    Steamworks Copper Roof Ale Project (DH'd ESB)
    Parallel 49 Black Hops DH'd w/ Simcoe
    The Commons Urban Farmhouse w/ Orange Juice
    Gigantic Black Saison
    Powell St. Old Jalopy
    Howe Sound Wooley Bugger
    Breakside Altbier
    The Commons Holden Farmhouse rye Saison
    Powell St. IPA w/ Kumquat & Amarillo
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  8. Rutager

    Rutager Poo-Bah (2,116) Oct 18, 2010 British Columbia (Canada)

    Man, really nice looking list there. 3 different Gose's and everything. Crazy.
  9. Kump

    Kump Initiate (0) May 23, 2013 British Columbia (Canada)

    Oops, typo… the Sour Raspberry is actually a Porter
    Each freigeist was poured after the previous (Not sure if they went through more than 1 or 2 yesterday)
  10. Lurkaholic

    Lurkaholic Initiate (80) Jun 14, 2013 British Columbia (Canada)

    I left at around 9:30pm yesterday, the only things that had tapped out were the Cantillon Kriek & Gueuze.

    I was so impressed with Four Winds & Brassneck. Brassneck's coffee beer was incredible, four winds brett ipa and experimental sour were both phenomenal - and the four winds / brassneck JD barrel aged baltic porter?! Utterly spectacular.

    While I was looking forward to trying everything, I didn't expect to be blown away by local beer at this event. Never have I been so happy to be proven wrong.

    Cheers, all. Here's to another 500!
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  11. FondueVoodoo

    FondueVoodoo Initiate (0) Feb 12, 2012 British Columbia (Canada)

    Was the coffee beer the Magic Beans that they have had on their brewery for the last week or something different. Looks like I will need to get the Four Winds brett IPA. Agree that the Cold Wat collab between Fourt Winds and Brassneck was great. You can find that at Brassneck on tap, no fills though ;(
  12. PaulQuinn

    PaulQuinn Initiate (85) May 27, 2011 British Columbia (Canada)

    Damn, that's a pretty awesome list. I'd have no idea what to order.

    Are any of those Four Winds (Brett API and Sour) in bottles or just on tap?
  13. Lurkaholic

    Lurkaholic Initiate (80) Jun 14, 2013 British Columbia (Canada)

    Yes, that's the one.
    Brett IPA is coming in bottles shortly - the sour was just a one off experiment that the assistant brewer made while the head beer (I've forgotten his name!) was out of town, and with not enough to do growler fills let alone bottles. I suspect this is the last of it.
  14. JonnyBeers

    JonnyBeers Disciple (354) Oct 24, 2012 British Columbia (Canada)

    Juxtapose Brett IPA is available at the tap room in bottles, and will be in stores this week-ish. When I was at the brewery/tap-room I believe Brent said they'd be bottling the Nectarous at some point (perhaps a new batch?) but it's possible I confused that with the other sours coming up. Either way, more sours coming!
  15. matthaslaservision

    matthaslaservision Initiate (0) Aug 18, 2012 British Columbia (Canada)

    that is by a long way the most mouth watering and and all around damn impressive beer menu i've ever seen.
  16. mjmcnns

    mjmcnns Initiate (62) Jan 28, 2014 British Columbia (Canada)

    It was pretty good. I was a little disappointed that I didn't go earlier, because a lot of the more unique stuff had obviously disappeared fast.

    That said, I really enjoyed the P49 RIS cask, and it's always a good night when you get some Oud Bruin, and try one of LIghthouse's special concoctions. I also shared Storm's Glaciar Mammoth (or whatever it was called), which I quite enjoyed. A lot of fun, and a big thanks to Alibi for putting it on.
  17. distantmantra

    distantmantra Meyvn (1,062) May 23, 2011 Washington


    Not sure if want. I thought their Imperial Flanders was way too boozy, and that was only 12% or so.
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