Win tickets to The Rare Experience on November 19
There are beer fests and there are Beer Fests. Lucky for us all, the powers that be behind Beer Fests for Beer Geeks are bringing some of the most unique festivals to Los Angeles, the most recent being the Belgian Independence fest last July. Coming soon is probably the best one of them all – The Rare Experience on Saturday, November 19 from 2:00 – 6:00pm.
Think of it like The Shelton Brothers Festival but with more of a focus on rare sours, barrel-aged and wild ales from the US. The beers are all rare or unique one-offs from breweries as far as Connecticut to as close as Los Angeles. We’re particularly excited about Apricot Au Poivre from Nebraska Brewing Co., a 6.5% Belgian style stour aged for six months in French Oak Chardonnay barrels with apricots and black pepper.
Or how about all the beers from Ordinem Ocentrici Coctores (aka Eccentric Brewers or OEC), known for making delicate blends for their unusual American Wild Ales. At the festival you’ll get to try three of their beers, including Narcissus and two versions of Tempus Blend #6.
Logsdon’s Peche ‘n Brett, Seizoen Brettaville aged in oak barrels with 1.5lbs of peaches per gallon, is a great intro into the sour beer world but their Kriek Vier is a killer Belgian style quad on cherries.
Don’t pass up a pour of Allagash Nancy – a sour red ale aged in stainless with Maine Balaton and Montmorrency cherries.
All-in-all, there are 22 breweries each pouring two (or more) beers each – check out the full taplist here. Tickets are worth every penny at $50 for General Admission (gets you 10 draft pours) and $70 for VIP tickets (early entry, 12 draft pours and three special bottle pours).
We recommend buying tickets soon – the event is expected to sell out. In the meantime, you can try your hand at winning a pair of General Admission tickets – details below!
We’re giving away two General Admission tickets to ONE lucky winner!
How to enter:
Step 1: Head on over to Facebook and share the event to your timeline (don’t forget to click that “Interested” or “Going” button!)
Step 2: Comment below and let us know what you’re looking forward to most about going! It may be a beer or a brewery from the taplist. Or perhaps you’ve never been to such a cool festival and want the experience.
Winner will be chosen at random on November 7.