Friday, 4 February 2011
The Session #48: Cask, Keg, Bottle or Can
For my money it’s what’s in the container that counts — Adnams Best Bitter or Otter Head in cask thank you very much, wouldn’t want it any other way, beers to study and contemplate; Fuller’s London Porter or Camden Brewery’s Pilsner, in keg if you don’t mind — espresso in a pint glass, crisp Pilsner from the right side of London. As for bottle, Hercule Stout, Kernel IPA for starters — two current favourites who can knock on my front door any time of the day; meanwhile cans mess with my head when they look like cans but then the fog clears when something as magnificently magisterial as Oscar Blues Ten Fidy pours out of the can like a dream. Simple really: the right container for the right moment is the call from this quarter of the British Isles.