Big Wood & Strong Ale Fest @ Killarney’s Riverside

Killarney’s in the Riverside Plaza will be hosting the Big Wood & Strong Ale Fest on Saturday, March 2, 2013, from 2 pm to 5 pm.

Join them as they tap over 25 wood aged and/or high ABV beers for our first Big Wood and Strong Ale Festival.  These are serious beers for serious beer drinkers. Coors and Bud Light fans should stay far away.

Although there is no guarantee of beer availability, the breweries scheduled to be tapped include:

Middle Tower 2:00pm
Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout – IRS, 9.3%
Anderson Valley Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Stout – American Stout, 5.8%
Abita 25th Anniversary Vanilla Doubledog – American Strong Ale, 7%
Bootleggers Dr Tongue – American Strong Ale, 7.7%
Bootleggers Knuckle Sandwich – Imperial IPA, 10%
Ballast Point Bourbon Barrel Aged Sextant – Oatmeal Stout, 5.2%
Ritual Brewing Big Deluxe on NITRO – IRS, 12.2%
Stone VE 08.08.08 – Belgian IPA, 8.6%
Stone VE 10.10.10 – Belgian Strong Pale, 9.5%
Ironfire Vicious Disposition – Imperial Porter, 9%

Draft Wall 2:30pm
Allagash Bourbon Barrel Aged Black – Belgian Strong Dark Ale, 9.3%
Dogfish Head Hellhound On My Ale – Imperial IPA, 10%
Sierra Nevada Ovila Quad with Sugar Plums – Belgian Quad, 10.2%
Lost Coast Barrel Aged Baltic Porter – 7.6%
Ironfire Jack Daniels Barrel Aged Outcast Dead – Imperial Red, 9%
Dogfish Head Miles Davis Bitches Brew – IRS, 9%

Draft Wall 3:30pm
Uinta Labyrinth Barrel Aged Black Ale – IRS, 13.2%
Stone Double Bastard, 2011 – American Strong Ale, 10.5%
Flying Dog Barrel Aged Gonzo – Imperial Porter, 9.5%
De Dolle Stille Nacht – Belgian Strong Pale, 12%
Sierra Nevada Bigfoot – American Barleywine, 9.6%
Deschutes Black Butte XXIV Anniversary – Imperial Porter, 11%

General admission is $25 if you buy before February 23rd and $30 after February 24th. VIP admission is $35 pre-sale until February 23rd and $40 after. VIP gets you in 1 hour early and access to some exclusive tapped rare kegs during the 1st hour.

The event will include unlimited tasters of all specialty beers tapped. No beer is guaranteed to be tapped and supplies are limited and may run out. Don’t expect a shirt or commemorative glass- just plenty of beer. Since the beers are strong, expect security to politely escort you out the door if you have problems figuring out how to pace yourself.

Tickets go on sale on February 13th at

Big Wood-Ale Festival