While we’ve all maintained our support of our nearest and dearest breweries by enjoying bottled and canned offerings at home amidst the various, seemingly never-ending forced closures of pubs of the last year, living, breathing cask ale is a different beast. It can’t be replicated, and can never be replaced.
Do you remember your first pint of cask back after lockdown?
Did you greet it like an old familiar friend?
Was it a classic mainstay like a Bowland Hen Harrier, or something a little further from home like a Saltaire Blonde or an Ilkley Pale?
Did you catch a pint of Vocation Heart & Soul because you’ve been adding their 4-packs to your weekly shop?
Did it hit different? Did it reawaken your senses, revitalise sectors of your brain you forgot existed?
Did you say to yourself, “I’ve missed this”?
The ubiquity and variety of craft beer has never been more accessible, yet the experience of cask ale is one we’ve not been able to savour in for far too long. Paired with a delicious meal and conversation with friends, served with a welcoming smile, it’s a winning combo of a cognitive event that simply cannot be replicated even the most impressive of shed bars.
It is our tradition, our heritage, our beacon, our reward.
We have yearned for cask for what seems like an eternity, and now the wait is over. Cask is back, and what better place to savour the delights of real ale than the dizzying range of the Bowland Beer Hall.
Home to Bowland Brewery’s 30BBL brew kit, which produces seven permanent beers ranging from session pales, to robust stouts, to traditional bitters, and even a honeyed blonde ale. Not only that, but the cellar can host up to 26 guest firkins, carefully curated from a roster of the best and brightest brewers from the North West and beyond.
Plan your visit today, and remind yourself of what you’ve been deprived of.< Back to the blog archive
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