WHAT IS IT?
It’s unfiltered, unpasteurized (like all of our beers) and naturally carbonated 'real' ale, that is conditioned and served from a cask (re: 20L metal vessel featured in the photo above) without additional nitrogen or carbon dioxide pressure. AKA it is not poured on a draft system, as a rule, its served at cellar temperatures (about 10 - 14°C) and at lower carbonation levels.
Ideally cask-conditioned ale should be enjoyed within of 2-3 days from the time it is tapped. Cask ale is essentially the freshest beer you can get without drinking it straight out of a tank, and it's not that easy to execute. Some beers stand up better in casks than others, and often we can use these small vessels to put a new creative twist to some of our mainstay beers which can result in twice the deliciousness.
We tap a cask every Wednesday at 11 AM, it rarely lasts the day but if you're lucky you can catch it on a Thursday.
What's #onCask next?
- November 16: Ships in the Night, with bourbon, vanilla and cinnamon
- November 23: Barrel-Aged Foreign Extra Stout