2008 Dix Winter Caskival Pre-Game Show

Written by Damon on December 5, 2008

Photo Credit: sashafatcat

Tomorrow (December 6th) is the 2008 edition of Dix Winter Caskival. If you’re in Vancouver and like good beer, then you’d better go.

All of the local brewers take a break from making boring commercial beers and put together a couple of dozen casks of fun and experimental beers for people who like fun and to experiment. Whoah, I’m not sure I said what I meant, but you get the idea.

Tomorrow’s line up is as follows:

  • Big Ridge IPA
  • Central City Spiced Winter Ale
  • Crannog Old Puddin’ Head
  • DIX Saison Visceral
  • DIX Smoked Plum Porter
  • DIX India Red Truck Ale
  • DIX Rum-Candied Mandarin Orange & Organic Espresso cask-conditioned Imperial Stout
  • Dockside Winter Ale
  • Granville Island Jolly Abbot
  • Howe Sound Father John Christmas
  • Longwood Scotch Ale
  • Mission Springs Winter
  • R & B Auld Nick
  • Russell Cranberry Porter
  • Steamworks Blitzen
  • Storm Snakebite
  • Swans Scotch Ale
  • Taylor’s Crossing Dubbel
  • Tree cask-conditioned Double Hophead
  • Whistler Bear Arse Barleywine
  • Whistler Vanilla Bourbon Porter
  • Yaletown Le Nez Rouge
  • Yaletown Oud Bruin

I’m looking forward to the orange and espresso Imperial Stout, Oud Bruin, and Double Hophead. I recently made a Burnt Orange Belgian Blanche and was thinking that I’d like to ┬átry a burnt orange and chocolate stout sometime, so I’m curious about the Orange and Espresso Imperial Stout. I’ve had the Yaletown Oud Bruin before, but it’s different every time. And I’m a big fan of Tree’s Hophead, so I can’t help but be curious what their Double Hophead would taste like.

The Caskival starts at 12:30 and goes until they run out of beer.

Boring Stuff That You Might Find Interesting

I finally added a privacy policy. I should have put it up earlier to comply with the Google Analytics Terms of Service. It’s short and direct, so please check it out if you’re at all curious or concerned and contact me if you have any questions.

Also you may have noticed some problems with the images on this site. I’ve got most of the problems worked out and will fix the last one just as soon as I have the patience.