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Jan 13, 2011 04:32 PM

Where be Cask Ales?

...besides Stoddards and Beer Works? A friend just returned from jolly ol' Angland, and I presume she'll need a fix. Bonus points for the CambLingVille side of the river.

ObOpinion: Although I'm still pissed about Beer Works' menu redesign ten or so years ago, I've enjoyed some of their beers, particularly the Allston Mild (no longer available, afaik) and same-on-cask.

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  1. Russell House - Harvard Square...What do I win?

    1. In Cambridge, Lord Hobo always has a cask on, and in fact they're having a special NERAX (New England Real Al Exhibition) event this weekend, with 3 special UK casks ( I believe that Redbones also always has a cask on. Cambridge Brewing Co puts a cask on every Tuesday, I think, and it usually lasts for a few days.

      55 Chester St, Somerville, MA 02144

      Lord Hobo
      92 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02141

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      1. re: celeriac

        Yep, Redbones always has a cask.

        A chain, I know, and outside the city limits, but British Beer Company always has English Ales on cask.

        55 Chester St, Somerville, MA 02144

      2. I believe Cambridge Common always has a cask ale as well.

        Cambridge Common
        1667 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138

        1. Add Deep Ellum Bar to your list.

          And if you do the Twitter thing, follow @NERAX. They have the up to the minute listing.

          Deep Ellum Bar
          477 Cambridge St, Allston, MA 02134

          1. Jacob Wirth had a daily/weekly? cask ale - definitely a good way to go if you are headed there.

            Jacob Wirth Restaurant
            31 Stuart St, Boston, MA 02116