We’ve got something special this Friday (2/24)! We are cask conditioning our Irish golden ale and cream ale for firkin Friday. The event will help raise money for the Scranton Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Committee and all sales from these two cask will go directly to helping this organization!
What is cask-conditioned beer? It’s fresh beer that is transferred to a sealed cask where it undergoes a secondary fermentation and clarification. If you have heard of the bottle conditioned beer popular with Belgian breweries, this is a similar concept. Naturally produced CO2 carbonates the beer at a moderate level and the beer is served at cellar temperature to allow for these beers to showcase their malt and hop profiles unlike a brite tank conditioned beer would. Once tapped (with a giant mallet) at the time of the event, they are best enjoyed that night because the beer is manually dispensed out of a spigot.
Properly conditioned and fresh cask beer is a true joy of the beer world and if you’ve never tried it, come down and have a pint! If you’re uncertain and think you just don’t like beer from cask, maybe we can change your mind!
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