what an excellent afternoon! the 3rd manhattan cask ale festival at the chelsea brewing company definitely surpassed the 2nd manhattan cask ale festival (which, itself, managed to set a high standard) that i attended last fall.
over the course of the afternoon i had six great beers (and tasted two more). of the bunch, my personal favorite was the pittsfield brew works "chipotle brown" - an incredible peppery brew that just kept the heat coming sip after sip. it had a lot in common with rogue's chipotle ale, another favorite of mine.
i also loved the brooklyn "intensified coffee stout" - which competed with the recent memory of some incredible captain lawrence expresso stout that i had the pleasure to drink over the last few months. either one is an excellent choice!
these are all the beers i tried (including the two i stole tastes from):
brooklyn "intensified coffee stout"
burton bridge "thomas sykes old ale" (barleywine)
from emmy: flossmoor station "pullman brown ale"
pittsfield brew works "chipotle brown"
the bruery "cuvee jeune"
voodoo "big black voodoo daddy"
triumph "gothic ale"
from kevin: captain lawrence "nor'easter" - partially oaked
here are some pictures from the event:
me (w/triumph "gothic ale") and kevin (w/captain lawrence "nor'easter")
emmy (w/flossmoor station "pullman brown ale")