Cask Ale Festivals

cask ale festivalsOur September/October 2012 issue taps into beer culture coast to coast, including the naturally carbonated, unfiltered and unpasteurized cask ales. Part of the allure of these “real” ales are the events that take places across the country to celebrate the culture of these distinctive brews. Here are some of the festivals that highlight the cask-conditioned culture of these craft beers.

DuClaw Brewing Company Real Ale Festival
Bel Air, Maryland;

Gotham Cask Festival (part of New York Beer Week)
New York City;

Syracuse Beer Week Cask Nights
Syracuse, New York;

Chesapeake Real Ale Fest
Baltimore, Maryland;

Cask Beer Festival Cask Days
Toronto, Canada;

Atlanta Cask Ale Tasting
Sandy Springs, Georgia;

The Best Firkin Beer Festival
Asheville, North Carolina;

Buffalo Cask Ale Festival
Buffalo, New York;

Connecticut Real Ale Festival
New Haven, Connecticut;

Firkin Rendezvous
Colorado Springs, Colorado;

SF Beer Week Festival of Firkins
San Francisco;

Blue Point Cask Ales Festival
Patchogue, New York;

Brew Your Cask Off Cask Ale Festival

Cask AleFest
Dayton, Ohio;

The Chesapeake Real Ale Festival
Baltimore, Maryland;

Day and Night of the Living Ales

Firkinstock Beer Festival
Bluffton, South Carolina;

The Great Allentown Brew Works Cask Beer Festival
Allentown, Pennsylvania;

Happy Gnome Cask Ale Festival
St. Paul, Minnesota;

New England Real Ale Festival (NERAX)

Philly Real Ale Invitational at Yards Brewery

Triple Rock Firkin-Gravity Beer Festival
Berkeley, California;

Virginia Cask Beer Fest
Richmond, Virginia;

Washington Brewers Guild Cask Fest

Ashley’s Michigan Cask Ale Festival
Westland, Michigan;

Frederick Beer Week Firkin Fest
Mount Airy, Maryland;

iTap Firkin Fest
St. Louis, Missouri;

Los Gatos Brewing Company Firkin Fest
San Jose, California;

Milwaukee Firkin Craft Beer Festival
Milwaukee, Wisconsin;

Oakridge Keg & Cask Festival
Oakridge, Oregon;

Oregon Brewers Guild Firkin Fest
Portland, Oregon;