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Thursday, September 18, 2008

C'est What 20th Annual Fall Festival of Craft Breweries

George Milbrandt, publican of the quirky pub C'est What, notified me earlier this month to confirm the dates for his 20th annual Fall Festival of Craft Breweries. October 3rd from 5:00pm to 10:00pm has been set aside for the curious beer drinker in us, to head his way to sample some fine craft beer and some one-offs.

As with every C'est What beer festival, there will be no cover charge for admission. And for the low price of a $1, you can get a sample of some of the confirmed brews that are listed below. Please note that there will be plenty more beers announced as the date inches closer.

Amsterdam - Oktoberfest
Church Key - Rosemary Ginger Ale
Grand River - Pumpkin Ale
Great Lakes - Pumpkin Ale
Hopfenstark - Blanche De L'ermitage, Post Colonial IPA, Saison Station 55
Midland Beer Works / Hockley Valley - Georgian Bay Dipper
Niagara's Best - Blonde Dry-hopped Cask
Nickelbrook - Oak-aged Kriek
Rail City - Copper Ale
Scotch Irish / Heritage - Corporal Punishment
Sleeman - Okanagan Pale Ale
True North / Magnotta - Altbier

There is a lot of excitement for the confirmed Hopfenstark beers, especially the ever so delicious Saison. Last year's festival also brought out Grand River's Highballer Pumpkin Ale which was very good. Church Key's Lactese Falcon Sour was also available last year with mixed reviews (I enjoyed it and have since) and this year owner John Graham is bringing a Rosemary Ginger Ale which should turn heads.

I'll update the list as it becomes available.

Unfortunately I won't be able to attend this year as I have a wedding rehearsal to be at.

1 comment:

Teena in Toronto said...

Thanks for letting us know the date.

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