Cask-conditioned ales in Berkeley or Bay area?
Just read an article in the NYTimes on cask-conditioned ales. I've seen them around, but can't recall where. Anyone know who would have them, preferable near Berkeley but anywhere in the Bay area too?
The original Lanesplitter location on San Pablo has a rotating cask ale. I've had some nice cask ales there and some that were not-so-nice. Plus, they are generally good sports about pouring you a taste before you buy or you can just order a half-pint if you are wary of a new ale.
I'm not sure if their Temescal location offers cask-conditioned ales as well.
2033 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702
Barclay's on College Avenue in Oakland also has a rotating cask ale. It is also of varying quality, but always worth asking about.
Thirsty Bear has it. They were out last time I was there....
And Cato's (the beer bar on piedmont in oakland) has it.