Atlanta Cask Ale

Discussion in 'South-Atlantic' started by kp, Jan 24, 2013.

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  1. kp

    kp Initiate (0) Jun 5, 2002 Georgia

    Anyone getting excited about the Atlanta Cask Ale Tasting yet? This has to be the best Georgia fest we have. It's like the cask tent at HOToberfest, but with twice the number of casks.

    Any speculation on what will be pouring this year? I know Dan has been going around drumming up support for the Hamp'n'Dan brand. Max Lagers always does something traditional (e.g. "Beer") for the traditionalists. Many of the other local breweries do special one-offs like last year's peoples' choice winner "Just Baked Apple Pie" from 5 Seasons Prado or the judges' choice for the Red Hare Chocolate Porter with Creme De Menthe and cocoa nibs.

    Of course there are always one-offs and great beers from across the country like like last year's Sierra Nevada Torpedo, Stone Ruination, or the Terrapin/BFM Barleywine collaboration that was aged with dark oak and rye whiskey.

    Anyone going this year?
  2. coreyfmcdonald

    coreyfmcdonald Savant (953) Nov 13, 2008 Georgia
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    I'll see you there, KP.
  3. Circleo12

    Circleo12 Devotee (442) Nov 12, 2012 South Carolina
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    Off topic, but I'm headed to a local place in upstate S.C. this Saturday, for a pretty funky sounding cask...

    "This Saturday we are tapping a cask of the chocolate milk stout from Terrapin known as "Moo Hoo"! As an added treat, when Terrapin was filling the cask, we asked them to toss in a hefty dose of banana-peanut butter flavored coffee beans. And to really paint the full picture here: this is a cask-conditioned chocolate, peanut butter, banana, coffee stout brewed with milk sugar."

    I'm interested to try this one out, for sure.

    OK, sorry for thread jack, just wanted to mention it.
  4. pghlee

    pghlee Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2006 Georgia

    I will be at the event plus friday night set up so i can check out the fred and the five
  5. bhalter8

    bhalter8 Devotee (400) Feb 22, 2008 Georgia

    Totally agree kp, basically the only festival I attend anymore. I did like the sound of a few of the cask that Owen posted vague details about and look forward to trying them out myself. I do like to be able to have some traditional casks to start off with, then delve into the kitchen sink casks later...
  6. AUTOwrXER

    AUTOwrXER Initiate (3) Nov 11, 2009 Georgia

    Looking forward to this (again) and the Secret Stash Bash in March. I have no desire to attend any other festivals.
  7. Yesac

    Yesac Initiate (0) Dec 28, 2007 Georgia
    Beer Trader

    I'll be there
  8. bctdi

    bctdi Initiate (144) Dec 8, 2008 Georgia

    Just noticed this is going down today.....tix purchased!
  9. pghlee

    pghlee Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2006 Georgia

    set up the beers last night and they look good!
  10. promark420

    promark420 Initiate (0) Nov 12, 2005 Georgia

    Always a fun event. My favorite was the Felix, but I love sours.
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