Cask Ale Tasting at Smoke Daddy

2964731983_077e2fe975Two Brothers Brewery Samples “Real Ale” and Craft Beers

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


Free to Attend

Two Brothers Brewery’s Andy Jenkins will be at Smoke Daddy serving Heavy Handed IPA as a “Real Ale,” which is cask-conditioned straight from a Pin. The beer will also be sampled from the bottle so guests can taste the difference. Two Brothers Brewery will bring in additional craft beers to taste as well. Heavy Handed IPA “Real Ale” pints will be available for $6.

What is Cask Ale?
Cask ale or cask-conditioned beer is the term for unfiltered and unpasteurized beer which is conditioned (including secondary fermentation) and served from a cask without additional nitrogen or carbon dioxide pressure. Cask ale may also be referred to as real ale, a term coined by the Campaign for Real Ale.

What is a Pin? A pin is a 20.4-liter (5.4-gallon) vessel used for storing beer in its truest form. Two Brothers filters beer straight from the fermentation tanks to the pin, then adds an additional round of hops to the vessel, increasing the beer’s hop aroma. The result is what has been historically referred to as “real ale” — that is, beer with natural carbonation only. No Co2 pumped in – just beer.

The Beer: Heavy Handed IPA is brewed to celebrate the harvesting of the hops every year. Within moments of harvest we add freshly picked “Wet Hops” to this IPA. Since the hops have not been dried before use, they add a wonderful character found in no other beer. A hop lovers dream.

Smoke Daddy Rhythm and BarBQue
1804 West Division, Chicago, IL 60622

Tuesdays, 11:30am-11:00pm. Free, live music at 9:00pm.


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