Good Morning Folks. I hope that everyone is as excited as I am for Flatlander’s Beer Festival this week. I will be around at the Saturday Night session this year so if you want to say hello, connect with me on Twitter (@beerwinnipeg).
Before we get into this post, I wanted to encourage you to check out my write-up of last years Festival, as well as visit their website to check-out all the sweet beers. Along with the current local breweries bringing us tasty treats, we will see two new local breweries – Kilter and Devil May Care – bringing us some stuff to try. On top of that, I met with the rep from Surly last week and they’ve got some really fun treats coming our way. Maybe something a little sour? Who knows. If you don’t have tickets yet, get them. I’ll see you there.
I have to start by saying just how incredible it is that there are 10 completely different beers from 10 completely different breweries in this years’ Social Pack. It’s astounding, incredible, and amazing. I never thought we’d be here when I started this blog 3 years ago.
I’m not going to be doing a write-up of every single one of these beers because you should get out there and try them. I just wanted to take the opportunity to let people know that this is available and to encourage people to get out and pick on up. What will you get inside? A huge variety:
1) Door Prize Hefeweizen, a german wheat beer with aromas of bananas and cloves, with a balanced wheat malt character, (2 beers per 12 pack)
2) Torque Red Line IPA,
3) Half Pints Bulldog Amber ale,
4) Fort Garry Brewing Dark ale,
5) Stone Angel Brewing Kaiser Bill IPA,
6) Farmery Estate Brewing Robbie Scotch ale,
7) Barn Hammer Brewing Lousy Beatnik kellerbier,
8) One great City brewing Tipsy Cow Milk Stout,
9) Trans Canada Brewing Lamp Lighter Amber ale,
10) Oxus Brewing Juice of the oats Oatmeal Stout,
11) Brazen Hall Brewing Vakten Belgian OL.
There is a lot of stuff in this pack to try. It’s the perfect opportunity to try a variety of local beers in one stop. This pack is starting to show up around the city. In fact, 96 packs sold out in one day at Quality Inn and more are on the way. It’ll be at various craft focused beer vendors like Quality Inn, Econo Lodge, Tux and the Beer Market in Charleswood.
Hope to see you all this weekend at Flatlander’s.