Schlafly’s Belgian Beer and Mussel Mania is not so much a “festival” as it is an excuse to get together and drink some beer. I don’t really need an excuse to visit the Tap Room, but having one is always nice. We didn’t arrive until about 8PM on Friday evening, so not surprisingly a lot of the neat-o beers were depleted. But, never one to complain, I just enjoyed things like the Wit and the Tripel instead.
I did get to sample the cask Biere de Garde and I have to admit, I’m not a fan. Part of the reason I enjoy Belgian beers so much is because of their spritzy effervescent nature and the cask just kills that. It’s missing some of things that make a “Belgian” beer in my mind. Interesting experiment, but not something I would want to see back. What did you think of the festival?