Marstons UK Introduces “Fast Cask” Technology

mbc_logo.gifCask ale is one of the styles of beer the Brothers at the Church of Zymurology love. But you have to venture to the continent or the Great British Beer Festival to enjoy much of what the UK has to offer because cask ale matures in the cask and most don’t survive the voyage to the US. If someone is intrepid enough to ship here the examples usually end up in New York where they go straight from the ship to bars like DBA or The Blind Tiger. However, Marstons which makes several ward winning cask ales including the ubiquitous Pedigree (made using the Burton Union method) is about to release a new technology which initially will allow for maturing casks to be served in places that lack proper cellaring (see While this might not lead to more cask ales coming across the Atlantic at first it does make us wonder whether the “yeast spheres” introduced for secondary conditioning could be released upon command after making a voyage to the US creating a proper conditioned cask from the UK available anywhere.  If it does happen don’t expect it to be cheap, prices for British beer including the Fullers line have risen sharply in the last year or two leading many pubs to take out their taps.

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