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How much would you pay to keep cask alive?

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There has been much comment on the recent announcement by Cloudwater that they are discontinuing cask beer, due to economics of the business and the fact that cask just isn’t kept well in general. A couple of days after Cloudwater’s post, Beer Nouveau gave a very honest response on their blog about the relative costs of producing cask, KeyKeg and bottled beers. It all makes grim reading if you’re a cask beer fan. Whilst I don’t agree with everything in either post, I don’t feel qualified enough to argue against individual points. It is quite evident though, that cask beer has been far too cheap for far too long and if you, the consumer don’t accept higher prices for it, cask may all but disappear over the next few years. It’s a difficult situation for pubs too. If we pass …

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Countdown to Craft Beer Launch at BeerHeadZ Retford.

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BeerHeadZ Retford is doing its bit to help this November 5th go off with a bang as we launch our much-requested craft beer offering on the bar. We have installed four KeyKeg lines and lined up for you on this coming Saturday will be: Beavertown – Gamma Ray 5.4% Described on their website as ‘A brew you can sit on and drink all day, rammed with juicy malts and huge tropical aromas of mango and grapefruit. Massive additions of whole leaf American hops are added in ever increasing numbers at the end of the boil giving huge hop flavour. The beer is then dry hopped for days, driving the punchy aromas so you can smell it from miles away!’ Brewed by Numbers – 11 | 18 3.7% A highly-drinkable session IPA. American classic Chinook hop brings its distinctive oily, bitter, …