(n.) A barrel-shaped vessel made of staves headings, and hoops, usually fitted together so as to hold liquids. It may be larger or smaller than a barrel.
(n.) The quantity contained in a cask.
(n.) A casket; a small box for jewels.
(v. t.) To put into a cask.
(1) Having effectively achieved its goal to promote cask ale as “real” ale (more than 11,000 real ales are now brewed in the UK ), the 45-year-old organisation has been enduring an identity crisis, and is looking to its members for a solution .
(2) Cynics will tell you Camra’s membership know all about identity crises – once the rebels of the 1970s, they’re now mostly older dads and grandads – purists upholding Camra’s “cask only” creed as sacred.
(3) In the 1940s as it was in the 1840s, as it had been ever since the Mayflower arrived at Plymouth laden with emboldening casks of wine and beer.
(4) Swing by its tasting room and you can try Burnley Bastard Mild brewed by Real Cask, or Nonsensical – an IPA from Brewery Creek.
(5) The John Hewitt also serves Punk IPA and one cask beer - on this visit Shepherd Neame’s Early Bird.
(6) Eight cask pumps showcase Leeds beers (try the pale or the dark mild, Midnight Bell) and four guests, with keg lines, such as a craft lager from York micro Hop Studio, adding interest.
(7) Maltings' seven cask ales include permanent Black Sheep, regular staples such as York Brewery's Guzzler and beers from newer, smaller breweries, such as Coxhoe's Sonnet 43 and Morpeth's Anarchy.
(8) We pay €5 each and fall into the 7 Estrellas bar (Travesa Alexandre Herculano, opposite the meat market), where small tumblers of excellent wine from the cask are 30 cents a throw.
(9) Across eight cask pumps, seven keg lines and three hand-pulled ciders, the Rook runs the gamut from exotic European imports (Opat's self-explanatory orange and mandarin Czech pils) to beers from lesser-spotted UK micros, such as Grafters and Jurassic Brewhouse.
(10) But now, thanks to current methods of brewing lagers, pale ales, porters and the like, “good” doesn’t necessarily mean “cask”.
(11) When a cask is full – each can take 22 fuel assemblies – a second crane hoists it from the pool and places it on a trailer.
(12) Cloudwater co-founder Paul Jones describes the organisation as a “force for good, but yesterday’s force for good”, while Thornbridge’s head brewer, Rob Lovatt, suggests Camra focuses “too heavily on real ale and fails to recognise other forms of beer”, however much good work it has done “raising awareness for cask beer in general”.
(13) The four genes reside on less than 200 kb of DNA in the order CASAS1-CASB-CASAS2-CASK.
(14) Cask beer aside, Fringe majors on continental and Belgian bottles, with the likes of Duvel, Leffe and Timmerman's on draught, as well as real perries and ciders.
(15) And all around, industrial lagers and conservative cask ales, and nothing in between.” Watt’s public persona is all up yours and in your face.
(16) OS reference: SM 817 040 The pit stop: Griffin Inn, Dale, Haverfordwest The owners of this waterside pub, Sian and Simon, are incredibly welcoming hosts who pride themselves on their home-grown ingredients and serve some excellent local cask ales.
(17) Many craft beers, including BrewDog’s, do not qualify as real ale under Camra’s strict criteria simply because, although some are served from casks, most come in kegs, bottles and cans, and with added CO2.
(18) And in many cases introduced new drinkers to cask beer.” Differences aside, Stainer laments the difficulties in “pinning down a definition of craft beer”, and suggests “in many cases, real ale is craft beer and craft beer is real ale”.
(19) Everything you want from a beer – and less.’” With no real tradition of cask ale, the independent US brewers who set about challenging the status quo took another path, reviving long-forgotten beer styles after their own fashion and – crucially – using American, usually west coast hops, rich with heady, intense, bitter flavours and powerful aromas of citrus and pine resins all but unknown in Britain.
(20) This real ale redoubt for dissenting Village drinkers serves six cask ales (from local outfits such as Little Valley, Beartown, Dunham Massey, etc), two craft keg beers from Bury's Outstanding and a short, solid list of imported bottled beers, including Flying Dog's Raging Bitch and Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout.
(n.) A small plug or wooden pin, used to stop a vent, as in a cask.
(n.) A small tube or spout inserted in a tree for conducting sap, as from a sugar maple.
(n.) A large stake driven into the ground as a support for some superstructure; a pile.
(v. t.) To supply with a spile or a spigot; to make a small vent in, as a cask.