Wednesday, March 6, 2013

What the Firk are You Doing on Saturday?

Heading over to Il Vicino this Saturday for a ye olde-style Cask Fest? Good call. There's a nice lineup of beers for this year's fest, put on by the NM Brewers Guild. Here's a list of some of what you can look forward to:

Blue Corn: Hop Assailant IPA
Il Vicino: Mosaic IPA, Cask-Aid Pale Ale, Chocolate Brown
La Cumbre- Red Red Rye, Project Dank IPA
Marble: IPA, Irish Red
Nexus: Scottish Ale
Turtle Mountain: Steam, Belgian IPA
Wellhead: 2 casks TBD

That's nice to see The Wellhead involved in the Cask Fest. I don't have much reason to get down to Artesia (or south of Central Ave.), and I guess email takes longer to get there, because I haven't heard back from the brewery as to what they will be bringing to Cask Fest. But I will be sure to leave the couch and try all these new beers that will be available at Cask Fest. The fest runs from 12-5, so there is plenty of time to sample. Get your tickets for $15 at or stop by Il Vicino, where there are still a few tickets available. The price gets you samples of all the casks plus a glass of the beer you like the best. The brewery that gets the most votes wins the title of "Best Frickin' Firkin". I've been called worse.

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