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Casks in Victoria

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Spinnakers brewer, Rob Monk, pours some Real Ale in the pub at Spinnakers.

Spinnakers brewer, Rob Monk, pours some Real Ale in the pub at Spinnakers.

Spinnakers started the cask ale trend in Victoria at the beginning of this year by tapping a cask daily at 4:00pm. What a trend to start! This evening, there is a cask of Blue Bridge Double IPA at Spinnakers for $5+tax, but The Office Lounge would like to respond with a cask of Driftwood Ale from 5:30-8:30pm.

Next week—Friday, July 31—a cask of Oaked Scotch Ale will be available at Swans, starting at 4:30 p.m. for $6.75+tax. Not to be outdone, Solomon’s has just announced a cask of dry-hopped Driftwood Ale on August 7 at 4:20pm.

What an exciting couple weeks ahead for those with an appreciation for fresh beer in Victoria. Let’s hope this is a trend that continues.

~ Kris Constable, Victoria

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  1. I went to the Swans cask night, but it never happened. The manager said something went wrong and they couldn’t serve the cask. Instead we had their wheat beer (excellent) and IPA (also excellent). This paled in disappointment to the ‘IPA’ cask served at Spinnakers on Friday, July 31. This pint was so watery; I think Molson CDN had more hop bitterness and more flavour. I know an IPA when I taste it; this was no where near. There is still 1/2 of my pint on the table.
    http://www.left4beer.com

    Flavius

    July 31, 2009 at 8:36 pm


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