Central City just announced their fourth cask festival in two years (two summer, two winter), establishing them as the de facto best, or at least most consistent, cask festival in the lower mainland. I went to the last summer cask festival held at Central City and it was excellent. The upcoming winter edition is going to be on Saturday January 26th from 11am to 6pm at the Central City brewpub in Surrey (right by the Surrey Central skytrain station). Your $30 admission gets you in, a tasting glass, and three beer tokens, where additional tokens are $1 each (a steal of a deal). Best call to book your tickets now, these cask festivals sell out fast.
What can you expect? Well, besides getting a bit day drunk (seriously, why do these always start so early?), you can expect some really strong winter beer. A version or two of Thor’s Hammer barley wine will surely be available, as will many other ~10% ABV beers. You’ll probably see a lot of winter spice on hand too, cinnamon, nutmeg and the like. Expect a few one off magical beers too (à la Tofino Spruce Tip IPA last time). See you there!