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Friday, February 06, 2009

Cask Head Festival in NYC

New York City's cask maven Alex Hall is at it again.

It's the 17th (!) Tri-Annual 'Cask Head' Cask Ale Festival Friday through Sunday, at the Brazen Head in Brooklyn.

Here's the lineup of 30 or so casks (arranged with the Brazen Head's beer manager Lou Sones).

Abita Pecan Harvest Ale
Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye
Blue Point Winter Ale
Blue Point Hoptical Illusion
Brooklyn Brown Ale
Brooklyn Blunderbuss Old Ale
Butternuts Moo Thunder
Cape Ann Fishermans Brew
Cape Ann Fishermans I.P.A.
Cape Ann Fishermans Navigator
Chelsea Ryes Up!
Chelsea Hop Angel I.P.A.
Chelsea Frostys Winter Wheat
Chelsea Black Hole XXX Stout
Chelsea 1000 Gyle Imperial Mild (2008)
Clipper City Below Decks
Green Flash Imperial India Pale Ale
Heartland Farmer Jons Oatmeal Stout
Heartland Full Moon Barleywine
Kelso Bourbon Aged Chocolate Lager
Otter Creek Russian Imperial Stout
Sly Fox Boadicea Pale Ale
Sly Fox Gang Aft Agley
Sly Fox Odyssey Imperial I.P.A.
Smuttynose I.P.A. (dry-hopped: Centennial)
Stoudts Tripel
Two Brothers Heavy Handed I.P.A.
Two Brothers Cane and Ebel
Two Brothers Northwind Imperial Stout
Weyerbacher Double Simcoe I.P.A.

It's "30 or so casks," because availability can sometimes be a bit tricky with casks in the US, due to production, conditioning, and delivery. There may be no-shows and/or substitutions.

But, to the festival go-er, there is no cost ... except for the beer one orders, of course.

Local Maryland brewery Clipper City is represented, sending a firkin of its barley wine style ale, Below Decks.

Alex Hall posted this information at Cask-USA, a Yahoo group.

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