Saturday, October 09, 2010

Pic(k) of the Week: The Remains of the Cask

Firkin dregs (02)

The remains of a cask of beer: yeast, hops, proteinaceous sludge. This would be a good reason why never to tilt a cask of beer to pour out the last few pints.

  • When full, this was a cask-conditioned firkin (10.8 gallon) of The Raven (Baltimore-Washington Beer Works). A lager, it's not referred to as 'real ale' but kellerbier.
  • Nearly 40 breweries and 7,000 people attended the Capitol City Oktoberfest, which has been organized by the Capitol City Brewing Company in front of its Arlington, Virginia, brewpub, for the past 11 years. More photos: here.
  • Caveat lector: As a representative of northern Virginia beer & wine wholesaler Select Wines, Inc., I sell the Raven Special Lager.
  • Pic(k) of the Week: one in a weekly series of personal photos, usually posted on a Saturday, and often of a good fermentable as subject.


  1. proteinaceous...uuuummmm, my favorite.

  2. Glad to hear that you would never tilt the cask. That would be disturbing to drink a glass of.


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