The spigot is closed.
Commercial cask ale in America —after a mini-resurgence from the late 1980s through the late 20-aughts— appears moribund, relegated (with rare exceptions) to one-offs, terrible technique, and Frankensteinian experiments in extranea.
Feeling sad about that (and thirsty).
15 July 2019.
▶ This is a redo of a photo taken in 2012 at a cask ale festival at Mad Fox Brewing, in Falls Church, Virginia. The brewpub was not one of those one-off offenders, but just the opposite: a fierce advocate for real real ale. Unfortunately, it closed in 2019.
▶ How commercial real ale went wrong in America.
— Via YFGF (September 2015).
▶ Doom and gloom aside, there is cask ale accreditation and training for pubs and brewery taprooms in the U.S. It's available via Cask Marque.
— Learn more, via YFGF.
▶ Photo by Yours For Good Fermentables.com.
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▶ Camera: Olympus Pen E-PL1.
---> Lens: Olympus M.14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R
---> Focal length: 18 mm
---> Aperture: ƒ/4
---> Shutter speed: 1/80
---> ISO: 200
---> Monochrome rendering via Nik Collection.