Cask Ale Week

Beer Facts

05 October 2013

In our final blog of Cask Ale Week, here’s a few beer facts... how many do you know? There are nine million regular cask ale drinkers in the UK, and an increasing number of female cask ale drinkers Cask ale is made from four ingredients: malted barley, hops, yeast and water Cask ale has no fat and no cholesterol. It is the least calorific drink you can order across a bar other than water

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How to.. Spot a Good Beer Pub

04 October 2013

Look outside first of all. Is it displaying a Cask Marque plaque? That’s a good start. This means that the beer in this pub is being independently and regularly tested by a Cask Marque beer inspector to make sure the beer is of the highest quality. Over 8,500 pubs in the UK display this plaque so you should find a pub near you.

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How to… Taste Beer

02 October 2013

You’ve probably tasted a bit of beer in your time. But have your really stopped to savour the delights of cask ale: bitter sweetness, bananas, toffee, biscuits, pineapple, lychee – they’re all there somewhere…

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Kent Green Hop Beer Fortnight

01 October 2013

The brewers of Kent have joined forces for the second year running to bring a raft of green hop beers to drinkers in Kent – perfectly timed to celebrate Cask Ale Week. There are just four ingredients in cask beer – water, malted barley, yeast and hops. It is the latter of these that are probably the least understood.

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Why Cask?

30 September 2013

The first question a lot of people ask about cask ale is:what’s the difference between it and other beers, such as lager and keg/bottled ales? Cask ale has a lot of different names: cask beer, real ale, cask conditioned beer, beer from the handpump, even beer from the wood or real beer.

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