It has been a real pleasure watching the evolution of this craft beer festival; the first one in 2012 had almost as many beers as attendees but attendance has increased every year since. In 2014 it was decided to hold the event over the course of two sessions and it worked very well. Last year each session had different special beers; this year both sessions will have every beer. When asked how they would ensure that certain beers were not tapped out on Friday, leaving Saturday’s attendees without, I was told that they would be monitoring lines and weighing kegs if that became an issue.Unlike Alpine Village’s other beer festivals, Oktoberfest, Euro Bierfest or the L.A. Local Craft Beer & Artisanal Food Fest, the Alpine Kraft Bierfest is dedicated to American craft beer and they bring out the best from around the country. Another difference is that while this is an annual event, Alpine Village mixes it up with the breweries they feature. This year we will find such breweries as Abita, Alpine Beer Company, Brash, Ska Brewing and Telegraph in addition to the local favorites such as Absolution, El Segundo, King Harbor, Monkish and The Bruery. Other special attendees include Kinetic Brewing, Lost Abbey and Tahoe Mountain.
There are beers that Alpine Village has been holding onto that will be released, including Abita Bourbon Street Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout (2014), AleSmith Decadence Barleywine (2014), Allagash James Bean Bourbon Barrel Aged Triple (2013), Allagash Odyssey Barrel Aged Belgian Dark (2014), Angel City Barrel Aged Dark Rye Lager (2014), Monkish Magnificat Belgian Christmas Ale (2014) and Stone Winter Harvest (2014).
This promises to be another outstanding event and the pricing cannot be beat, so get your tickets today for the best prices and do not forget to use Discount Code: brownie827 to save even more. I hope to see you there. Cheers!
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