Real Ale Extravaganza at Dix Summer Caskival
Tony Dewald’s (currently Dead Frog brewmaster) semi-annual cask festival tradition continues under the tutelage of Derrick Franche with the upcoming Summer Caskival at Dix BBQ & Brewery on August 9. With the support of CAMRA Vancouver, Caskival is a showcase of live, all-natural, preservative-free, unfiltered, unpasteurized cask ales from the creative talents of B.C.’s leading craft brewers.
This year, there will be approximately two dozen different beers to sample over the course of an afternoon. According to Franche, more brewers have gone experimental with their casks this time. Caskival seems to be evolving into a freestyle beer event that gives brewers an opportunity to experiment in a way that would otherwise be financially risky. Sometimes you may get a bum beer, but then there’s the extraordinary ale that more than makes up for the former. It’s exciting to be on B.C. beer’s cutting edge!
In addition to the regular food menu, there will be featured food specials — an entree ($12-$14), an appetizer, and Chef Zai Kitigawa’s special beef jerky.
Dix Summer Caskival
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Dix BBQ & Brewing
871 Beatty Street, Vancouver
Tel: (604) 682-2739
Cost: $15 CAMRA members, $20 non-members for entry; 4oz samples $1.00 each; souvenir t-shirts $20.00. There are no tickets for pre-purchase.
I will post more information about the participating brewers and their beers as the information becomes available.