In the beginning there were Dix Caskivals, a summer and a winter one. They were the best beer festivals I’d ever been to in Canada. Then Dix closed down, which was very sad. Luckily, Central City started their own cask festivals to fill the void. They started last summer, had a winter one, and now they are having another summer one (I expect, nay demand, this trend continue). By all accounts, the previous two Central City cask festivals were very well done. Sadly, I could not attend because I was living on another continent.
Central City just announced their third cask festival (second summer one) and you’d better believe I’m going to be there. It’s this June 30th from 11AM (so early) to 6PM at Central City in Surrey (right beside the skytrain for those Vancouverites who fear the savagery of the Fraser Valley). Your $30 admission gets you in, gets you a sweet tasting glass, and gets you three tastes. Additional tastes cost $1, impeccably reasonable compared to the larcenous $2.50 they were charging at VCBW. There should be 30+ casks full of interesting, mainly one off, beers created be our local brewers. That’s what makes these cask festivals so great, the beer is almost exclusively very interesting and of very high quality. I can’t wait for this; I’m going to drink one of each. Maybe I’ll even remember to take pictures this time.
Tickets sell out fast, so best be quick about calling Central City.