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Cask ale essentials

By Nicholas Robinson+

28-Feb-2017
Last updated on 28-Feb-2017 at 12:59 GMT2017-02-28T12:59:22Z

Hot to stock: top cask beers to consider serving in your pub
Hot to stock: top cask beers to consider serving in your pub

Looking to make more from the cask-ale market? Here are a few of the best brands around that can pep up the offer in even the most successful of outlets.

Wadworth 6X

6X we believe is the King of Old Cool beers. Loved by thousands of cask ale drinkers up and down the country, this amber ale has been brewed for nearly 100 years by regional brewer Wadworth based in Devizes.
For more information visit Wadworth.

Heron and Brearley Okell's IPA

This India pale ale at 4.7% ABV is an easy drinking ale that is perfectly thirst quenching. One of the core range from Okells Brewery, which it brews alongside its monthly changing specials, IPA is a light ale with spicy lemon notes and a dry finish. Available in Market Town Tavern sites across the UK, visit www.markettowntaverns.co.uk
For more information visit Okells.

Sharp's Doom Bar

It’s an exciting time for cask beer – licensee confidence is strong and cask is popular with discerning drinkers and those with spending power! Cask outperforms the total on-trade beer market and accounts for 17% of it. It’s vital to pubs because of the value chain associated with cask drinkers – who go to the pub more often, spend more and bring their friends too.
For more information visit Sharps Brewery.

Lacons Encore

Our flagship amber ale at 3.8% ABV, Encore is packed full of citrus flavours and aromas leaving the palate with a dry and refreshing grapefruit finish. Encore was named Champion Golden Ale 2016 in the CAMRA Norfolk Beer Awards and awarded World’s Best Bitter under 4% in the World Beer Awards.
For more information visit Lacons.

Lacons Legacy

An invigorating blonde ale at 4.4% ABV, Legacy will tantalise your taste buds with its lemon and lime flavours. Another award-winning brew, Legacy offers a lemon and pineapple aroma to awaken the senses. Legacy was awarded bronze in the Golden Ale category in the World Beer Awards in 2016.
For more information visit Lacons.

Lacons Affinity

A full-bodied amber ale with a chestnut tint, Affinity offers a beautiful passion fruit and lychee bitterness followed by a delightful harmony of fruit and malt. Affinity at 4.8% ABV was crowned Best Bitter 4-5% in the UK in the World Beer Awards during the summer last year.
For more information visit Lacons.

Fuller's London Pride

With its well-rounded flavour and rich history, everything about this authentic, characterful beer binds it to our capital city and the people who love it. Brewed by London’s original independent brewery.
For more information visit Fullers.

Charles Wells Bombardier Pale Ale

A new beer within Charles Wells’ flagship Bombardier range and only available on cask, Bombardier Pale Ale is golden in colour, and has a refreshing hoppy aroma and malty taste with notes of grapefruit and honey. It is a perfectly balanced pale ale that punches above its weight.
For more information visit bombardier.co.uk.

Butcombe Brewing Co Butcombe Original

The beer that changed everything – the first we perfected and that made our name with its bitter, clean and refreshingly dry flavour. Made with the best Maris Otter malt blended with a variety of English hops (a secret we can never share), Butcombe Original is the classic session beer and the best friend of stews and winter pies and is always welcome at a summer BBQ.
For more information visit butcombe.com.

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