Cask ale is a traditional British style of serving beer; beer is drawn out of the keg by hand and served at a slightly different carbonation level and temperature than normal draft beer to bring out new flavors and aromas.
This week, we're pouring:
Beer Name: Extra Naked
Style: Premium Cream Ale
Cask Addition: BRU-1 Experimental Hops
Color: Light straw, occasionally likened to off-brand Post-It Notes.
Cheese Pairing: Goat chèvre, maybe a good smoked gouda.
Food Pairing: Pastrami on rye.
Music Pairing (Jimbo's Choice): "Hoopin'" by The Weisstronauts.
Music Pairing (Jared's Choice): "Old Man Boogie" by Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band or "Prehistoric Dog" by Red Fang.
Best Occasion to Drink: Right now!
Brewer's Notes: Despite being my favorite beer that we make, this is one of the hardest to sell people on (assuming I don't have samples). "What the hell is a premium cream ale?" they ask. Truth be told, this beer sits more-or-less-directly between a pilsner and a saison, but it turns out there isn't a word for that. Nomenclature aside, this beer is light and crisp and has an ever-so-slight spiciness that'll keep you bendin' your elbow until you run out and you need to go get more.
BONE UP BREWING COMPANY //
A Small Brewery Making Beer For Your Mouth in Scenic Everett, Massachusetts.
Bone Up Brewing is the Boston area's smallest brewery! Husband-and-wife brewing duo Jared and Liz Kiraly crank out fresh new beer every week from their 3-barrel nano brewery and taproom. Inspired by old-school Belgian farmhouse brewing while celebrating American styles, their ales combine the heart and soul from each of these beloved beer cultures. Four year round beers are always available, but the gears of Bone Up are always turning, so you can expect an ever-changing array of one offs, seasonal releases, and experimental batches.
Located in the heart of Everett's budding Fermentation District, the taproom is open Thursday through Sunday and features full pours, flights, and growlers from ten rotating tap lines. In addition to a weekly cask, the taproom hosts games and an ongoing series of food trucks and pop ups. Outside of the occasional tasting, the best place to find Bone Up is right at the source!
Bone Up Brewing Company, 38 Norman Street, Everett, MA
Taproom Hours: Th 3-11, Fr 12-11, Sa 12-11, Su 12-8