It’s that time of year again. Sun, sandals, patios… and beer festivals!
Central City’s Summer Cask Festival is back on June 20th. Get ready for a wide selection of casks to suit every taste, delicious food, and toe-tapping music at Surrey’s Central City Brew Pub. Numerous breweries throughout the lower mainland will be represented including Bomber Brewing, Howe Sound Brewing, 33 Acres, Granville Island Brewing, Deadfrog Brewing, Moon Brewing, Mission Springs Brewing, and of course, the gracious hosts of the festival – Central City Brewing.
Another feature that’s grown in popularity over the years is the Mystery Cask from Central City’s own Brewmaster, Gary Lohin. Can you guess what’s in it? If so, you’ll have a chance to win a personal brewery tour and tastings for four with Gary himself.
If you’re feeling lucky, you can also enter to win four tickets to the exclusive post-festival Brewer’s dinner. The draw will run throughout the festival and the winner will be announced at 5pm.
Tickets to the festival are 30$ + tax. This includes a taster glass and three tokens, which can be exchanged for a 4oz sample size of craft beer. This year tickets won’t be sold at the door, so make sure you buy yours in advance. If you still need convincing that this event’s not one to be missed, keep reading…
TOP 5 REASONS TO ATTEND YOUR LOCAL BEER FESTIVAL
A beer festival is one of those rare opportunities to ‘Try Before You Buy’. When you know what you love, it can be too easy to get into the routine of buying the same beer over, and over and over again. We know how it is. “Maybe I should try something new,” you think, “BUT WHAT IF I HAVE REGRETS?!” Attend the festival and sample what’s on offer. You won’t be in the dark next time you decide to branch out!
We think that acquiring knowledge about the things you enjoy helps you appreciate them even more. And this rule applies to beer. Hone your palate. Take home some new and valuable information. Think of the festival as Beer Summer School and celebrate with beers when you graduate with honours!
This is a great chance to buy… or should we say ‘drink’ local. By supporting your local breweries, you’re helping the economy of your community. It’s also a great opportunity to mingle with brewmasters and meet the friendly face behind your favourite ale.
Sharing the Passion
Are you an amateur craft beer aficionado? Like to think of your beer tasting habit as more of a hobby? Well, welcome to an event full of like-minded individuals ready to chat about what they love the most.
There’s something extra special about events that only happen a couple of times a year. Venture away from your regular haunt, and enjoy an event that includes great music, prizes, tasty food and a selection of casks that will leave you spoiled for choice!
All festival attendees must be 19 years of age or over. Remember to bring two pieces of ID, and if you are asked to show them, be flattered! And please, drink responsibly.
Central City’s Summer Cask Festival
Saturday, June 20th 2015 from 11:00am to 6:00pm