codfestlogo2.gifI don’t know how this just snuck up on me, but it looks like  Schlafly‘s annual Cod and Cask Festival takes place this Friday February 10th (5PM to Midnight) and Saturday February 11th (11AM to Midnight). Schlafly brings in the freshest cod to serve up multiple ways!

If that wasn’t enough, what goes better with Fish and Chips but cask-conditioned ale? These beers are carbonated in the cask and hand pumped up to the bar at “cellar temperature” to provide the most authentic experience this side of the pond.

Schlafly brewers Brennan Greene and Stephen Hale assure me that they’re doing their best this year to make sure cask beer is available all weekend, but just to be certain I would show up as early as you can on Friday to make sure you get to enjoy the best of both worlds.

Here’s the line-up of just some of casks that we can be expecting over the weekend:

  • English IPA
  • Dry-Hopped APA
  • Oatmeal Stout
  • New Zealand IPA
  • Vanilla Milk Stout
  • Coffee Stout
  • Scotch Ale
  • Smoked Porter
  • Vanilla Smoked Porter

In addition to this line-up of fantastic Schlafly cask ale, here’s a few guest casks that will be opened this Saturday, starting at 4PM, as well:

The Civil Life Brewing Company:
American Brown Ale – 4.8% ABV 36 IBU

Perennial Artisan Ales:
IPA #1 – 7.7% ABV 83 IBU
A strong American take on the classic style, this dry IPA, bursting with big mango and peach aromas, has an assertive citrus rind bitterness and slightly fruity flavors, and is balanced with a bread-crust-like malt backbone.

Urban Chestnut Brewing Company:
Old Tjikko – 6.3% ABV 37 IBU
This strong spruce beer is an aggressively ‘pined’, higher ABV, palate smacker that gets its name from the nearly 10,000 year old Norway Spruce living in the climes of Sweden. Like its namesake this beer is dark, complex and fantastically fragrant.