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Tapping on Independence Eve!

2 July 2009 No Comment

One of my favorite holidays, the 4th of July sort of breaks up the summer for me.  I abhor hot weather…and…summers in Alabama are abusively LONG and HOT!  So, tomorrow, Friday July the 3rd by 5pm we will be tapping a very special cask of Good People Brewing Company’s Brown Ale.

Jason conditioned this beer with Hibiscus Flower and Centennial Hops.  This version of Good People’s Brown Ale will be a totally different beer than what you are accustomed to – a bit drier, hoppier.  It will have more fruit and citrus characteristics than the standard.

We’ll have the stock Brown Ale on draught too for those of you who like comparing cask to keg!

We only have a single pin of this beer so it won’t last long.  What is a pin you ask?  Remember that a firkin is a 10.8-gallon cask especially designed for conditioning and dispensing cask ales, and a pin is the exactly same, but half the size.  So, we only have half the ale this week, but I think this particular version makes up for it in taste!

Here’s an interesting website with a bit more information about the names of casks and their sizes.  Remember that the volumes are given in Imperial units which are 20% greater than what we’re accustomed to.  http://www.fatbadgers.co.uk/Britain/casks.htm


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