Quarry used a cask barrel to brew their beer on “Day 8”, of the Christmas Beer Series. According to Wikipedia.org, a cask ale is unfiltered and unpasteurized, which is conditioned and served from a cask without nitrogen, or carbon dioxide pressure.

This is the first time I had seen a cask barrel believe it or not in my experience visiting the variety of breweries.

The cask ale wasn’t exactly my favorite beer on the Christmas list, but tried to look at it in a different perspective based on the traditional brewing process. Most of the other guests at the brewery weren’t exactly too enthused, saying it was too watery, or had no flavor.

The owner told me the real, true beer fans recognize, and appreciate the cask ale for what it really is. It might have not been the best I’ve tried, but I did enjoy the history lesson the tradition that is a cask ale.

The next day was a beer I’ve been waiting to try for a while, which was the, “Mango IPA.”

I tried this IPA about four, five times before making my review, almost finishing the pint. As I would have expected, it had that signature citrus, fruit flavored taste with a bitter finish.

I would have liked this beer to have more of a mango profile in it, but I feel that is really my take on most of the mango IPA’s in general. Im not a huge fan of the bitterness, which is probably why I prefer the smoothness a hazy IPA.

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