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cask conditioned beer/ale around bmore?

lulubijou Aug 31, 2008 05:46 PM

i'm familiar with baltimore's better beer bars, but i would really like to sample some traditional yeast-fermented cask beers or ales. i know they are not the usual thing, have a short life , etc, and it seems when i do luck into a place serving one i'm always showing up right after the cask has been drained. anyone know a place that has cask conditioned beers fairly often, or even better right now?


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    kelarry Sep 3, 2008 11:39 AM


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      ooroger Sep 3, 2008 07:34 AM

      anyone know of similar places in DC/NOVA?

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      1. re: ooroger
        aburkavage Sep 3, 2008 11:55 AM

        RFD in Chinatown usually offers one or two.

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        aubzamzam Sep 3, 2008 07:13 AM

        Red Brick Station up in white Marsh also periodically has casks of their beer, although I would call before going up.

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          winegeek Sep 2, 2008 08:18 PM

          Grand Cru in Belvedere Square has a new cask on the handpump most every Thursday.

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            hon Sep 1, 2008 03:40 PM

            Definately Mahaffey's Pub:

            also, you might wanna try Max's in Fells Point.

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              Hal Laurent Sep 1, 2008 06:40 AM

              Bertha's (in Fells Point) has a cask-conditioned bitter regularly, made by Oliver's the last time I checked.

              Oliver's ales are also available at the Wharf Rat by Camden Yards (where they're brewed), and I assume also at the Wharf Rat in Fells Point.

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              1. re: Hal Laurent
                mcattrone Sep 1, 2008 06:54 AM

                Mahaffey's in Canton typically has a rotating assortment of cask selections on the one crank he has.

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                  orangecrush Sep 1, 2008 04:57 PM

                  Until they had a fire last in July, the Metropolitan in Fells Point had a firkin night every Thursday. According to the website they will be open again in October. In addition to the aforementioned places, Frisco's in Columbia has a hand engine and seems to regularly feature an Oliver's cask conditioned ales. Frisco's has a better beer selection then most places, but frankly that is about the only thing going for it.

                  1. re: orangecrush
                    JonParker Sep 2, 2008 02:36 AM

                    Metropolitan is in Federal Hill, not Fells Point.

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                      orangecrush Sep 2, 2008 06:56 AM

                      "Metropolitan is in Federal Hill, not Fells Point."

                      D'oh! too much real ale in system when I posted.

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