An Exploration of “Real” Ale: Part 1
A beer style I’ve long been passionate about is finally starting to catch on here in the Windy City. Next time you’re at the bar you might hear someone ask, “What’s on Cask?” To which you might ask yourself, “What the hell does that mean?”
Cask Conditioned Ale or “Real Ale” can be quite the fickle mistress. When properly executed, it’s quite the delicious experience, but serving a proper pint is a lot more complicated than you might expect.
What is Cask Ale?
So first off, what does Cask Conditioned Ale mean? When beer is in the fermentation stage, yeast consumes sugar and the...