• June 15, 2024

KEGG BEER VS. CASK: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

The phrases “cask” and “keg,” which you have undoubtedly heard stated previously, can be a bit unclear. I mean, beer is beer, right?

Cask and keg differ greatly in important ways that affect the brewing, storage, and final flavor of the beer. Here are each’s advantages and the finest one to compare.

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Cask ale: what is it?

Everything about cask ale, also known as cask beer, is raw and made with high-quality ingredients. Cask beer is a live beer that is unfiltered and unpasteurized, in contrast to keg beer. Because of this, it has a shorter shelf life, but the fresh taste makes up for it. In order to enable the character and flavor of the beer to mature with age, it is also organically conditioned and goes through a second stage of fermentation within the barrel.

Keg beer: what is it?

Filtered and force-carbonated, keg beers are cooler and fizzier than cask ales while also having a longer shelf life. Since they are also gas-driven, unlike cask ale, which requires your waiter to continually draw the beer through the line, you’ll notice that the beer flows constantly from a tap on the bar. The beer’s flavor and texture are altered by the more bubbles and the lower temperatures.

Keg vs. cask

Although keg beer has improved dramatically in recent years, the cask experience remains far superior. Keg and cask beers differ significantly in appearance, texture, and flavor.

Cask beer’s flavor profile deepens as it ages in the barrel, just like Champagne does. It is definitely a “live” product since the active yeast is still converting carbohydrates into alcohol. This is not how the flavor of keg beers changes over time. While the forced carbonation preserves the beer’s flavor character and gives it a persistent fizziness, it also makes the drink stay longer than cask.

Keg beers are refreshing and cool. Classic keg beers are lagers, but you may also get IPAs, pale ales, and stouts. While many people consider cask to be the best, and for good reason, keg beers also have their place and may be very enjoyable on a hot summer’s day spent lounging in a beer garden. A fantastic illustration of this is our signature beer, korev. We also keg Proper Job at some locations, along with other brews including Mena Dhu stout, Cubic pale ale, and Monterey pale ale.