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Old 06-26-2008, 06:15 PM   #1
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"Cask ales have this blossoming aroma and a very full but also somewhat softer palate than pasteurized beers," explains Matthew Brynildson, brew master at Firestone Walker in Paso Robles. "The natural carbonation from the yeast actually gives you a less carbonated, smoother beer with a fluffy head."

Very nice writeup on the resurgence of cask conditioned ales in California. I had no idea so many small breweries were getting into cask conditioning -- or that pubs/bars were willing to go to the extra trouble. Very cool.

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Old 06-26-2008, 06:21 PM   #2
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There is not a single bar or pub that has cask conditioned ales in this area. I wish that my area was a little more "beer aware"
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Old 06-26-2008, 06:32 PM   #3
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Southern CA is a great place to live right now as far as beer goes. San Diego and Los Angeles are full of great beer bars and breweries, and Orange County isn't far behind.
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Dry Dock Brewing in Colorado has Firkin Friday night where they crack a cask of beer. I've never had it, but it's on their web page.

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