Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Why do I keep mentioning casks?

I like casks. Why do I like casks? It is not just because they contain beer; although that helps. I like casks because they provide brewers with an opportunity to experiment. Everytime you drink cask beer, you sample a one of a kind beverage. This beverage was hand made by the brewer especially for your tasting pleasure. Well maybe for you and thirty of your friends. Hopefully this trend will continue in Victoria.

Speaking of casks; Clive's Classic lounge has a Salt Spring Island cask on Thursday. How about we spare me the typing and read from the press release:

Our Golden Ale is most definitely a session ale – actually it won Gold for ‘best session ale’ at Vancouver Craft Beer Week last year. It also has won 2 national gold medals for ‘best cream ale’ and ‘best Golden/Blonde ale’ at the Canadian Brewing Awards. It’s light and highly quaffable, but with a really good balance of biscuity malt & citrusy hops. The cask version is dry-hopped with a special edition of our own Salt Spring Nugget hops. If you already like our Golden Ale, you will LOVE this aromatic casked version.

Our Golden Ale is a great beer with almost any kind of savoury food. It would be amazing with aged cheddar cheese, nuts, Italian food, pizza, beef sliders etc.
Sounds good to me. See you there


Katie said...

How do you find out about the Clive's Cask Nights?
Also the Fort Cafe is hosting a Cask Ale & Music Night tomorrow (Tuesday December 7). Salt Spring Whale Tail.

Unknown said...

Follow Clive's on Facebook or check out their website.

Anonymous said...

I just happened to stumble into one the other night at the beagle pub on Cook Street, Double Decker IPA from Lighthouse it was wet hopped with hops grown in someones backyard in Victoria, it was one of the best beers I've ever had.

Anonymous said...

Just let you guys know as well I stumbled across a Twitter account dedicated to following Cask Beer Nights.