Austin Beer Festival @ the Triangle

Posted by
CaptKeith
on August 15, 2008

FALL BEER FESTIVAL OCTOBER 4th

Noon – 10 PM

The Austin Saucer hosted it’s 1st Annual Fall Beer Festival in the triangle. We set up 5 tents with 22 draught beers including 3 live ales. The Festival was set up like a tasting in the grass park (center of the Triangle). Those who came bought a tasting card with a commemorative glass upon arrival and could taste 10 beers per card. Pints were available in each tent as well.

This was our first major beer event outside of the Saucer and over 1500 people attended. Next year we will make a few changes, but remain focused on beer, education and good times.

The beer line up had some interesting seasonal beers from the local boys; Live Oak, Saint Arnold, Independence & Real Ale:

Real Ale caskDunkle Roggenbier

Real Ale cask Shade Grown Coffee Porter – and this was the 1st release of the Porter for 2008.

Live Oak Cask Dry-hopped IPA -one of my favorites, but almost too carbonated.

Live Oak Cask Oaktoberfest

Others included – Dogfish Head Punkin, Avery Kaiser, Sierra Nevada Harvest, St Arnold Divine #7 (Weizenbock), Stone Smoked Porter, Ayinger Oktoberfest, Victory Storm King Imperial Stout, Delirium Tremens and Nocturnum, St Bernardus Abt 12, Tripel Karmeliet and several more exceptional beers.

Our friends at Disc Nation hosted a Disc Golf putting competition with many prizes awarded throughout the day. Check out www.discnation.com to learn more about Frisbee golf.

The charity organization,  Us TOO was there to support their cause. They recently launched an awareness campaing called Pints for Prostates. A booth was set up to educate our audience about their cause and to help raise money to create awareness.