If you're in Vancouver this week, the Alibi Room currently has a wicked lineup that includes Rogues Double Mocha Porter and John John Juniper as well as many local one-off's like Central City's Chipotle Mai Bock and Conrad's Fresh Ginger Beard (the brewer is a redhead with lotsa facial hair, hence the play on words :-/)
Sounds like their is enough interest brewing for the first ever SasqCraft. Still, if you are thinking about bringing something to potentially trade feel free to make a post so that we have a better idea of the scale of this inaugural event. For the onlookers, creating a proboards profile takes less time than you may think. Stay chuned for the flagged meeting point and time.
Unlike Bonarroo, glass is permitted in the campgrounds.
The coconut porter is made by Swans (Victoria, BC).
Just to clarify, "craft" is defined here as small-scale,independently owned, and traditionally made beers. Quebec's Unibroue make some fine beers, but in recent years they were acquired by a large Japanese based corporation (Sapporo), and now are produced on a mass-scale. It's all about supporting your community brewer and reaping the rewards of his/her quality over quantity ethos.
Given that the Gorge is at the crossroads of some strong beer cultures (portland, seattle, san fran, vancouver, _[insert your community here]_) i have no doubt that at least a few of these beer nerds also enjoy solid live music. Rep.
Last Edit: May 2, 2010 12:22:25 GMT -8 by sphinx457
Judging from the commentary on other threads, there are certainly more than a few festival heads who also enjoy a well made beer. In previous years, I have made a little detour into Seattle to pick up some bottles I would be hard pressed to find in Vancouver to take to our campsite. This year I will do my shopping at home and pack an assortment of celebrated B.C. craft beers to hopefully share:
Are any of you Washington, Oregon, Alberta, Cali, Colorado...campers planning on doing the same? Perhaps we can meet somewhere at a certain time and each collect some delicious souvenirs.
*** EVENT UPDATE ***
What: Craft Beer Swap 2010: bring a few special brews from your hood, and trade up! When: Saturday May 29, 2010 Where: outside VIP camping main entrance (look for flag) Time: noon-1pm
*yes! drinking is involved.
Last Edit: May 21, 2010 10:33:12 GMT -8 by sphinx457