What is the difference between cask and craft ale?

It differs from Real Ale as there are fewer restrictions when it comes to brewing, allowing for a far greater amount of experimentation and innovation in terms of styles and flavours. Craft Beer emphasises creativity and unique tastes over how much yeast lies in the bottom of the bottle or cask.

What are the most common problems with cask ale?

Research shows that the most common faults on beer dispense are:

  • Fobbing 39%
  • Temperature 18%
  • Head 15% (Source: The Publican)

Is IPA a cask ale?

It’s an easy drinking, session ale with a hoppy taste and aroma making it clean, crisp and moreish. That’s why more cask ale drinkers prefer the taste of IPA to leading competitors, and it’s the fastest selling cask ale.

How do you serve cask ale?

Real ale is served at cellar temperature 11-13°C, which is somewhat cooler than room temperature. If real ale is too warm it is not appetizing, it loses its natural conditioning (the liveliness of the beer due to the dissolved carbon dioxide) but if is too cold it will kill off the subtle flavour.

Does cask ale have a longer shelf life?

How long does live real ale last? So long as it is stored at cellar temperature around 11C, and the cask is not tapped an average strength ale will last about 6 weeks; but once it is tapped it should ideally be drunk in 3 – 7 days. In a polypin, at cellar temperature, it should last for a week to 14 days.

How often should you clean cask ale lines?

It is recommended that you clean your draft lines with caustic beer line cleaning solution a minimum every two weeks or, at least, every time you change kegs.

How do you store cask ale?

Casks should always be kept cool. Beer loses its flavour when it’s too cold, and worse still are “Chill Hazes”. These develop in beer stored at near-freezing temperatures, and prevent the beer clearing. Conditions too warm will cause the beer to become flat and turn much faster.

What are four of cask ale?

Cask ale is typically brewed using only traditional ingredients: malted barley, water, hops and yeast. These simple ingredients and the natural process of allowing the beer to develop inside the cask have been used for centuries to produce a great tasting pint.

Is cask beer better for you?

It has absolutely no cholesterol or fat and has useful quantities of soluble fibre. It has no more calories than a serving of wine (half a pint contains 110 calories), and a lot less than milk or apple juice.

What is the most sold beer in England?


  • 1 San Miguel53%
  • 2 Guinness51%
  • 3 Heineken51%
  • 4 Kopparberg50%
  • 5 Bulmers48%
  • 6 Peroni46%
  • 7 Stella Artois45%
  • 8 Kronenbourg 166443%