A customer seems quite taken with his pint of cask-conditioned Draft Punk IPA, brewed and 'casked' by the Oliver Brewing Company, of Baltimore, Maryland. This, he told the photographer, was his first ever cask-conditioned 'real ale.'
Beer brewed from traditional ingredients. Matured by secondary fermentation in the container from which it is dispensed. Served without the use of extraneous carbon dioxide. Presented unfiltered, yet 'bright' not cloudy. Served at cool 'cellar' temperature, approximately 50 - 56 °F, at which point the subtleties of flavor become prominent. The beauty of beer at its freshest.—Cask Ale USA
This IPA is about as American as we get. Generously bittered with Chinook and Cascade hops, finished with whole leaf Cascade hops, and then dry-hopped with more whole-leaf Cascade hops. 7% alcohol-by-volume.—Oliver Brewing Company, Baltimore, Maryland.
Served at...... William Jeffrey's Tavern, in Arlington, Virginia, on 4 September 2014.
Not only was Draft Punk the first cask ale the customer had ever experienced, it was indeed the first cask-conditioned 'real ale' that the pub itself had ever served. Kismet.
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- Caveat lector: As a representative for Select Wines, Inc. —a wine and beer wholesaler in northern Virginia— I sell the beers of Oliver Brewing Company.
- Pic(k) of the Week: one in a weekly series of personal photos, often posted on Saturdays, and often, but not always, with a good fermentable as a subject. Camera: Olympus Pen E-PL1.
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