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. 


  1. We also have draught to go, or Growlers as they call them in Seattle. Some artful but most just a gallon jug. It adds a new dimension to the old "Carry Out"

  2. I like the idea of personalised growlers as I saw in some ad in an American beer mag — I have one from the Zyweic brewery that I forgot to take to the pub this evening prior to coming back for the big rugby game between us sainted Welsh and the English. Oh well it will have to be a bottle form the cellar.

  3. Thanks for the post. The Session round-up is now live: