To Rustico Restaurant in Alexandria, Va. for March Madness: 6 casks in 3 hours. Parking lot full. Found spot 5 blocks away.
Bells Hopslam cask gone already in 22 minutes.
So, to cask Stone Ruination before it goes. Sent text message to find friend in crowd.
Now, Nugget Nectar firkin gone in 45 minutes. Found friend.
Explaining that cask-conditioned means fresh beer, with active yeast in cask. Watched as one customer defiantly was drinking bottle of Michelob Ultra.
Casks of Wyerbacher Old Heathen Imperial Stout, Stone Ruination IPA, Allagash Black, and Allagash Four remain ... Barely.
All casks gone. Capacity crowd (200?) remains.
Cask man is all smiles.