Steve Jones, brewer for the newly reconditioned Pratt Street Ale House (née Wharf Rat Brewpub in 1989), knows that we're cask ale fanatics here at YFGF.us.
So, he wrote today to ameliorate any concerns we might have about cask ale at the brewpub (and that's appropriate news for Cask Ale Week):
Just wanted to let you know that our 3 beautiful new beer engines have finally been installed at the Pratt St. Alehouse. At the moment, we have casks of ESB, Three Lions Strong Brown Ale and Strongman Pale Ale on.
When either the Three Lions or Strongman kick, they will be replaced by the Best Bitter giving a permanent line up of ESB, Best, and a rotating Brewer's Choice.
Upcoming for the Brewer's Choice are Porter, Vanilla Porter, Oak-Aged Three Lions, and, of course, Dark Mild. (Mild May Month is just around the corner!)
I have also just taken delivery of some kilderkins to use for the ever popular ESB and Best.
We have a dedicated cask cooler now, so I'm confident that we will continue to be one of the premiere locations for cask beer on the East Coast. We will be upgrading with some self-tilting stillage equipment soon and it is my greatest hope that sales will justify the addition of two more beer engines later in the year (we already have the lines in place).
Exciting stuff. I think it calls for another I-95 boogie.