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Tag: Real Ale Invitational

State Of The Firkin

Cask Days 658

In the last twelve months, the Los Angeles beer community has come a long way with cask-conditioned ales. We’ve seen two cask ale festivals (Firkfest and Figueroa Mountain’s Real Ale Invitational), the opening of a cask-focused taproom with Macleod Ale, and multiple breweries around town holding regular cask events. Back in November, CaskAleLA.com turned one year old and while I’m both excited and proud of the growth we have seen since we began, I thought I



What’s On Cask? (10/24/14)

On Tap Now: * Smog City Brewing (Torrance) – Little Bo Pils w/ Saaz * Absolution Brewing (Torrance) – Pumpkin Porter * Hangar 24 Brewing Craft Brewery (Redlands) –  Gourdgeous Latte * Story Tavern (Burbank) – Eagle Rock Brewing Popularity (Solidarity & Populist Blend * Figueroa Mountain Brewing (All Locations) – Cask Night TBD Macleod Ale (Van Nuys) – The Little Spree (Yorkshire Pale), Session Gap Bitter, Jackie Tar (Brown Stout), Nutty Broon (Brown Ale), The King’s Taxes (Scottish 60-), Old Toasty (Dark Mild) Ladyface Ale Companie (Agoura Hills) –  “Scary



What’s On Cask? (10/20/14)

On Tap Now: Blue Palms Brewhouse – Macleod Ale The Session Gap Ladyface Ale Companie (Agoura Hills) –  “Three Way” – Pink Trois Filles Tripel w/ Hibiscus Flowers. The Med (Hermosa Beach) – Modern Times Brewing Fortunate Islands w/ Grapefruit The Daily Pint (Santa Monica) – Stone Pale Ale w/ Peaches & Cinnamon | Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Black IPA w/coffee, Carao & Persimmon | Stone Ruination Double IPA w/Citra & Centennial | Stone Arrogant Bastard w/Citra Hops *Tapped Today On Deck: (10/22/14) Macleod Ale (Van Nuys) -



Figueroa Mountain’s Real Ale Invitational Gets A Date!

One of the highlights of Firkfest for me was Figueroa Mountain’s Lizard’s Mouth Double IPA. It was conditioned exceptionally well and despite many people’s claims that DIPA have no business in a cask, this one worked. At the same time, brewer Kevin Ashford was on hand at the festival and spoke very briefly about their plans to hold a cask ale festival at their brewery in Buellton. Well those plans have finally arrived and can be