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.
We tap a new cask every Thursday at 5 p.m.
This weeks cask:
Strongest Possible Language ESB (Yorkshire Square Brewery Collaboration)
6.2% ABV – 16 SRM – 43 IBU
Naturally carbonated and served at a slightly more ambient temperature, this cask-conditioned Extra Special Bitter (ESB) brewed at Karl Strauss-LA highlights lightly toasted malts and hoppy floral undertones balanced by a moderately dry finish.