Cask Ale Week

Cask Ale Week - How Beer is Brewed

28 September 2014

Brewing is both an ancient and a modern art combining age old practices with modern technology - read how it's done...

Read more

Kent Green Hop Fortnight is here!

26 September 2014

Once again this year, breweries from around the county are celebrating the hop harvest with some of the freshest beers in the world, as part of Kent Green Hop Fortnight.  This year, over 20 breweries are taking part, each brewing at least one green hop beer, with some brewing several, meaning that in all there will be over 40 beers brewed for this very special fortnight.

Read more

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

Read more

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.

Read more

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…

Read more