Brewers across Britain are being urged to be part of the nationwide launch of Cask Ale Week on Thursday 25th September.
“We’re calling on all cask ale brewers to become involved,” says Paul Nunny from Cask Marque. “It doesn’t matter whether they’re from national, regional, local or micro breweries – they’re all welcome to join in.
“The aim is to kick start the Week with tutored cask ale tastings all over the country. So we’re asking brewers to offer their services to pubs for 25th September.”
The idea started to take hold last year. Brewers including Craig Stevens from Caledonian, Simon Yates from Banks’s, Bruce Ash from Woodforde’s and a number of Beer Academy sommeliers all held tutored tastings in pubs or breweries to mark the start of the Week. The events capitalised on the growing interest in crafted food and drink, drawing audiences beyond the usual beer-lovers.
“This year, we’re looking to do the same again, but on a larger scale,” says Paul. “There are far more pubs than there are brewers, so licensees interested in holding master classes in ale tasting need to get in quick!”
Cask Ale Week runs Thursday 25th September to Sunday 5th October. The theme is ‘Celebrating Britain’s National Drink’.
"Who better to lead the charge with this year’s Cask Ale Week than the talented producers of Britain’s national drink?” says Paul.