Destihl’s 1st Barrel & Firkin Fest

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TheAlum
beers 7164 º places 10 º 19:04 Mon 6/18/2012

Know it’s a touch longer of a trek for you guys..

But..

July 28th - Save the date for this inaugural event.

12-4 PM @ Normal location

The event will feature St. Dekkera Reserve Sour Ales, other barrel aged beers, and Destihl’s one-off firkin projects.

Tickets will go on sale to Destihl’s 1st Barrel & Firkin Fest this Wednesday @ 11 AM CST http://shop.destihl.com/

$45 per ticket which includes entry, a commemorative tasting glass, and 16 4 oz sample pour tickets. Additional tickets and food available for purchase additionally at the event.

I’ll be providing more information as it becomes official and adding it to the event listing: http://www.ratebeer.com/event/17837/destihls-1st-barrel-firkin-festival/

Cheers, guys! Hope some of you can make it out!

 
phaleslu
beers 10750 º places 593 º 07:43 Tue 6/19/2012

Pssh, that’s the same day as Perennial’s Midwest Belgian Fest. Details are being officially released today, but we do know it will have 25+ guest breweries pouring their stuff - including some from your area, thanks to Phil’s connections up there - and it goes from 3-7 in the afternoon.

 
phaleslu
beers 10750 º places 593 º 07:43 Tue 6/19/2012

Oh, and Perennial’s is $35.

 
seymour
beers 2120 º places 50 º 09:13 Tue 6/19/2012

...and presumably doesn’t have a 16 pour cap, right? At all the local beer fests I’ve been to, the ticket price grants you access to everything within.

 
phaleslu
beers 10750 º places 593 º 09:26 Tue 6/19/2012

Presumably. There’s supposed to be a full release later today. And I’m not knocking Destihl’s fest, which sounds awesome. Just giving Adam a rough time. 7/28 will be the start of STL Craft Beer Week, so it’s a busy time and I don’t think many beer geeks will be leaving town.

 
TheAlum
beers 7164 º places 10 º 09:50 Tue 6/19/2012

Originally posted by seymour
...and presumably doesn’t have a 16 pour cap, right? At all the local beer fests I’ve been to, the ticket price grants you access to everything within.


Ticketing and beer fests are a hazy area in Illinois. A lot of festivals ticket to make sure they are on the right side of it.

My initial thoughts are the costs are a little high.. but it’a s majority of barrel aged beers.. sours aged from 1-3.5 years.. whereas, I’d take a guess and say Perennial’s festival isn’t. But that is likely part of the cost discrepency.

Either way, I’d probably choose the Perennial Fest if I actually lived in STL..

 
phaleslu
beers 10750 º places 593 º 07:31 Wed 6/20/2012