Tap a cask with us at each of our Brewpub locations every Thursday night. Each week we've got something new and different that our brewers have dreamed up for you to give a try.
Cask-conditioned beer is an ale that undergoes a secondary fermentation by maturing in small casks (approximately 11 gallons), which gives it more developed flavors than draught beer. It is also smoother than keg beer because it is dispensed without the use of carbon dioxide (CO2). Draught beer is pushed from a keg using CO2, while cask beer is pulled out of the cask and drawn into the glass using a siphon pump device called a beer engine. This is the traditional serving technique found in pubs in the UK.
We tap a new cask every Thursday at 5 p.m.
Tapping this week:
Tapping Wreck Alley Imperial Stout with Cinnamon and Lactose
9.5% ABV - 100 SRM - 50 IBU
Wreck Alley cask-conditioned with Saigon cinnamon and lactose. Flavors of rich chocolate, coffee and subtle hints of cinnamon are rounded out by a sweet roasted finish.
Karl Strauss Main Brewery Tasting Room
5985 Santa Fe Street
San Diego, CA