Alberta Beer Festivals organizes six different sampling events throughout the province for the year. Last night, I attended The Mashing, held in the Grandstands at Stampede Park. The festival brought together a mix of fifty-five breweries, distilleries, and cideries from across the province, as well as various food vendors and entertainment stages. A general admissions ticket was $20, plus additional tokens needed to be purchased upon entering. Tokens were $1 each, and most drink samples asked for two, whereas the food vendors were anywhere from three to five. This event was a great opportunity to try new, unfamiliar, or your favourite drinks all in good company. It was a well organized festival that brought together Albertans alike, all for the sake of supporting our brewing community.