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07-11-2013, 04:40 PM
I am on a 10 day trip in the UK. Started in London, and visiting, Birmingham, Cotswolds, Peak District , and the Lakes District in the North.

I have been enjoying local cask beer at every pub I have visited. In the UK a pub is either privately owned and can serve any beers they want or owned by a brewery and serve only that breweries beers/ales.

I was at the Bull's Head in Ashwood on the Water (a trout river) which is owned by Robinson's Brewery outside of Manchester. They have 3 cask beers on tap as shown by this picture as well as several standard draft beers (Perroni, Guinness, Stella Artois, and Carling. I sampled 2 of the cask beers: Unicorn Ale, and Elbow. Both were excellent... very smooth and plenty of flavor with a nice smooth head.

here is a link to their web site:

07-11-2013, 07:48 PM
Sounds like fun, on to Scotland for wee dram here and there!

Sea Dangles
07-11-2013, 07:57 PM
cask-conditioned loveliness,always drink what the locals drink.!

07-11-2013, 08:03 PM
The English love malty beers.
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07-12-2013, 05:35 PM
Have you found the Iron Maiden Trooper yet?

07-14-2013, 04:53 PM
I did not find the Iron maiden yet.... where did you find it...

here are two more pics of pubs that had 3 or 4 cask ales on tap. I have liked every one I have tried... some hoppier than others and all very smooth.

1st pic is from the Three Shires Pub in Little Langdale near Ambleside (best pub I have every been too) ... 2nd pub is in Oxford and the bartender looked a lot like Harry Potter.... he did have a hot girl hitting on him when I was there so his "look" apparently works in the UK

07-14-2013, 10:09 PM
The Iron Maiden hasn't made it to the states yet.
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