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Cask Beer Night
Tapping in May:
May 2nd – Vanilla Bean Wreck Alley Imperial Stout
Cask-conditioned with whole vanilla beans, this version of Wreck Alley strikes a smooth balance between dark chocolate, vanilla, and espresso-like roast.
Stats: 9.5% ABV – 100 SRM - 50 IBU
May 9th – Mosaic Dry-hopped Red Trolley Ale
A generous Mosaic dry-hop gives our award-winning Red Trolley Ale hints of blueberry and tropical fruit.
Stats: 5.8% ABV - 30 SRM - 17 IBU
May 16th – American Craft Beer Week Rye IPA
This robust India Pale Ale combines the zesty spice of malted rye with the citrus and floral hop character of Washington-grown Ahtanum hops.
Stats: 7.6% ABV - 20 SRM - 75 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.