2013 Cask Fest


It has probably been a year now since I started taking my blog a little more seriously and I can trace that moment back to last year’s Cask Fest. And so it’s about that time of year when another Cask Fest rolled around, this past Saturday on May 4th in fact! This year was even bigger and better than the last. There were 30+ beers, and with only 12 tokens, my friends and I were tasting each other’s beers to get the largest tasting we could. I would have to say my favorite was the sour from Arbor Brewing Company, Sodibo. Brewery Vivant’s Big Red Coq was also delicious. Though what I spent my extra coins on ended up being Blue Point’s Hoptical Illusion. I wish Arcadia had brought another firkin of Cereal Killer; that stuff was amazingly delicious and alcoholic.

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Blue Point Tap Takeover at Ashley’s

So I’m doing the actual writing for this on my phone. This will be a nice challenge for terseness while still being informative. Just waiting for Trevor to finish his shift so we can hang out before he goes to LA to pursue his dream. The American dream if you will. Expect a followup post with that one. So some time ago Ashley’s Westland had a Blue Point tap takeover. Blue Point was not a brewery known to me until last April when I had their Hoptical Illusion beer at a small pub in Novi called Library Pub. It was good. So I took this opportunity to try out a wider variety of their selection.

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