CASK, the real story of Britains’ unique beer culture

Cask beer has played a crucial role in the rise of beer appreciation and remains a unique format delivering a drinking experience that can’t be achieved any other way.

This book addresses the origins and history of cask ale as well as the ways in which it has developed and changed over time.

Discover how cask ale is unique and has a special place in the British beer scene.

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About The Author

Des de Moor

Des de Moor

Beer writer and reviewer since 2002, UK compiler for Pocket Beer Book, regular contributor to BEER, contributor to Beer Advocate,, Time Out etc, tutored tasting host (including BBC Good Food, Ludlow Food Festival, Borough Market, Great British Beer Festival), experienced international beer judge

Des de Moor has won Britain’s Guild of Beer Writers’ Best Beer & Travel Writer gold award 2015 for his new edition of London’s Best Beer, Pubs & Bars. 

  • Unveil the Rich History: Dive into the rich history of real ale and explore how it has become an integral part of British culture. From ancient brewing methods to modern innovations, this book uncovers it all.
  • Discover the Brewing Process: Ever wondered why cask ale is unique? CASK takes you behind the scenes to learn about the brewing process, from malting to conditioning. Gain a deeper understanding of the craftsmanship behind every pint.
  • Explore Flavours and Styles: cask ale is not just a drink; it’s an adventure. Discover the vast range of flavours and styles that cask ale has to offer. From hoppy IPAs to smooth stouts, there’s something to satisfy every palate.
  • Meet the Masters: Get up close and personal with some of the finest brewers in the business.  CASK features research and anecdotes from renowned breweries and industry experts. Learn about their passion and dedication to creating exceptional real ale.
  • Pairing Perfection: Explore the art of pairing cask ales with delicious food. Whether you’re a foodie or a beer enthusiast, this book provides valuable insights and recommendations for elevating your gastronomic experiences.
  • Become a Connoisseur: Enhance your knowledge of real ale and become a true connoisseur. CASK offers tips on tasting, evaluating, and appreciating different brews. Impress your friends with your newfound expertise.
Ready to Dive In? If you have a deep love for beer and simply want to explore the wonderful world of cask through its thoroughly unique and traditional origins, CASK is a must-have addition to your bookshelf. Get ready for a captivating adventure through the world of cask and indulge in the flavors, stories, and traditions that make it so special. Order your copy today and experience the magic of CASK!