Wednesday, April 20, 2011

5th Williamsburg Cask Festival

Our pal Alex Hall will be holding one of his excellent cask ale festivals at dba Brooklyn (113 N. 7th St.) this weekend.  From Friday the 22nd to Sunday the 24th, 1pm onwards, enjoy real cask ale that is unfiltered, unpasteurized, and served at cellar temperature.  In particular, we're looking forward to 2 beers which are, appropriately enough for an Easter weekend, religiously-themed:

- Dieu du Ciel! Corne du Diable - an American-style IPA from Montreal's award-winning brewery whose name, roughly translated, means "God in Heaven!"

- Wadworth Bishop's Tipple - from Wiltshire, England. This 5% full-flavored strong bitter is hopped with Saaz and Styrian Goldings and was originally brewed to commemorate George Reindorp's appointment as Bishop of Salisbury in 1973.  He said of the beer, "this blessed beer will be my undoing" and praised its "divine drinkability.  This is the only place in all of New York City that has firkins of this beer. Unfortunately, they weren't delivered by the brewery's shire horses but we love the fact that their beers are still delivered that way to local pubs.

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