Wednesday, December 05, 2007


Someone belched, and a Club was born.

So begins Greg Kitsock's Washington Post piece on B.U.R.P. (Brewers United for Real Potables) — a DC-area homebrew club — and its annual cask ale festival and competition, recently celebrated.

Here is festival organizer Andy Anderson on what real ale is:

Brewing and serving beer the British way brings out subtle nuances: the fruity and earthy flavors of the English hops, the biscuity sweetness of the European malts. "You can drink a few pints and you're not going to get bloated," Anderson notes. The modest alcohol content — sometimes as low as 3.5 percent by volume — also encourages quaffability.

  • More from the Washington Post here.
  • More from me here.

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