La Jolla 6:00p
Sorrento Mesa 6:00p
4S Ranch 5:00p
Costa Mesa 5:30p
Universal CityWalk 5:00p
Cask Beer Night
Tapping in December:
Pintail Pale Ale
w/Green Tea & Ginger
Stats: 5.3% ABV - 15 SRM - 47 IBU
Oaked Four Scowling Owls Belgian Tripel
Stats: 9.0% ABV - 9 SRM - 40 IBU
Cask-conditioned beer is an ale that undergoes a secondary fermentation by maturing in small casks (approximately 11 gallons), which give it more developed flavors than draught beer. It is also smoother than keg beer because it is dispensed without the use of carbon dioxide (CO2). Draught beer is pushed from a keg using CO2, while cask beer is pulled out of the cask and drawn into the glass using a siphon pump device called a beer engine. This is the traditional serving technique found in pubs in the UK.
Cask-conditioned ales are stored and served slightly warmer than regular beer. The normal temperature for cask ale is 50-55°F. This temperature allows more of the delicate flavors that are developed during the secondary fermentation to be tasted.
For more information on cask-conditioned beer, please visit: Campaign for Real Ale.