17th Annual Atlanta Cask Ale Tasting
A frequent traveler to Great Britain, beer aficionado Owen Ogletree says he “fell in love with England’s cask ale” and decided residents and visitors back home needed to try it. Cask ale is served without filtration or artificial Co2 and pasteurization, according to Ogletree, and the result is yeast eating the sugar and Co2, leaving a more natural carbonation. “You can taste the malt, hops, yeast and special ingredients,” he explains. “It’s a cool way to enjoy craft beer.”
At the 17th annual Atlanta Cask Ale Tasting on Jan. 21, patrons 21 and older will enjoy 60 casks from various breweries offering unique beers with special ingredients. Though several locations have hosted the event, Ogletree says Bold Monk Brewing is his favorite. “We have casks on their outdoor patio and upstairs. People can check out the facility, try the beers and enjoy good food.” Tickets are $48 each to indulge in beers you can’t find at supermarkets. “The only way to taste these beers is to come to the event,” Ogletree says. “Bring your friends and have a good time.”
BY Denise K. James
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