CASK WHISPERER BLOG

2024 NYC Beer Week – Opening Bash

When the beer list came out, I noticed several bottled sours that I wanted to sample, and also noticed a great many Czech-style lagers of varying colors, and thought that may be a way to navigate and filter the extensive list.

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ROTATING CASK ALE

Tommy Bar Winter Ale
by Old Glenham Brewery

AVB: 5.8%   |   $12


Richard Neverdick Dark-Mild
Dark Mild Cask Ale
by Fifth hammer

AVB: 3.8%   |   $12

2024 NYC Beer Week – Opening Bash

When the beer list came out, I noticed several bottled sours that I wanted to sample, and also noticed a great many Czech-style lagers of varying colors, and thought that may be a way to navigate and filter the extensive list.

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Dispatches from the Tropics

Mathews Brewing is the only cask ale producer in South Florida but makes up for the lack of other venues; they have always produced English style ales served on cask since they opened six years ago and have four installed handpumps of which at least two are likely to be dispensing on any random visit.

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Caskiversary 2024!

The rest of the taproom was beginning to fill up with the regular weekend punters and their kids and dogs, all intermingling with the cask nuts until it was difficult to see where one group ended and another began … joyful chaos.

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Yelp? Yipe!

Another shame for me as I can roll out of my building, trip over the curb, and stagger right in the front door of the Third Avenue Alehouse …
… or did I get that backwards?

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The Brewery Crawl that Was

Along with some typical shiny brewing equipment they also have a couple of strange terracotta cauldrons for lack of a better word, with their lids tightly locked down as if the contents would try to escape otherwise.

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2023 – A Year in Cask

Coincidently, every Tuesday was when you would find the Cask Whisperer lurking at the back of the bar, funny how that happened …

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A Ghost Beer of Christmas Past

No indication of any bottle conditioning but at 10% it really doesn’t need it, and at seven years in the bottle it would be of little use anyway; if I had wanted it any livelier, I would have searched for it all those years ago.

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The Brewery Crawl that Wasn’t

There also appeared to be a children’s party going on in both the upstairs and downstairs function rooms, with the kids approaching the bar several times during my session and walking off with glasses and pitchers of Shirley Temples.

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Day Trip: Beacon, NY

Well, old Pete may have cleaned up the riverfront, but he forgot to install any restrooms, so I had to look elsewhere.

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Narfa Narf – Not Just for Fogies

I hear you asking yourselves, how come this young (cough) man is extolling the virtues of a beer that is fit only for the West Midlands cloth cap brigade and old fogies elsewhere?

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SUMMER CASK ALE SERIES (2023)

Join us every Tuesday for a refreshing new beer experience!

Calling all beer enthusiasts! It’s time to celebrate REAL ALE at our exclusive Summer Cask Ale Series!
Each Tuesday, we will be tapping a new cask ale from the brewery of the week, where the brewer and/or brewery reps will be on hand to answer any of your questions.
The line up promises to tantalize your taste buds and keep you cool during those hot summer days.
HAPPY HOUR 4:00 PM – 6:00PM

20 JUN

27 JUN

05 JUL

11 JUL

18 JUL

25 JUL

01 AUG

08 AUG

15 AUG

22 AUG

29 AUG