We’ve all heard the term ‘cask ale’ but what does it actually mean? Simply put cask ale, or real ale as it’s often known, is beer that’s allowed to mature in the barrel (cask) in the cellar of the pub from which it’s served. This process is called secondary fermentation. Like champagne evolves in the bottle, cask ale does so in the barrel.
It might be a particularly unattractive word, but the staycation has never been more popular with us Brits. From the isles of Scotland to the coast of Cornwall people are choosing to holiday at home and with such diverse holiday options on our doorstep it’s no wonder.This is your guide to some of the best regional breweries and beers to look out for on your travels..
Beer is our national drink and there’s never been a better time to enjoy it. Of all the beer styles available to us today there is arguably one that is more inextricably linked to British beer culture than any other – bitter.