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Adam Chatburn

Adam Chatburn

Adam Chatburn, owner of Real Cask Brewing, is a professional brewer, cellarman, and past President of CAMRA Vancouver. Adam writes the View From The Cellar column for What's Brewing.

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A View From The Cellar

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Reclaiming the 'B Word' In this ongoing series I hope to broaden knowledge about real ale, its history, practice and relevance. In this article I hope to demystify the fear that many people have of… Continue Reading

The Importance of Clean Lines

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There’s a lot to know about draft lines, so this crash course is just an introduction. The hoses that connect beer kegs and casks to taps—the lines—need regular cleaning. Dirty lines adversely affect the flavour… Continue Reading

A View From The Cellar

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A crash course in cellarmanship, Part V: Cask Troubleshooting Guide In the final part of my series on casks, I present a troubleshooting guide. The first four parts are available in back issues of What’s… Continue Reading

A View from the Cellar

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A Crash Course in Cellarmanship Pt. IV The first three parts of this series were about the history and use of casks. Part Four is about Beer Engines. A beer engine, also known as a hand-pump,… Continue Reading

A View from the cellar

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A crash course in cellarmanship, Part III - Venting and Tapping In this ongoing series I hope to broaden knowledge about real ale, its history, practice and relevance. The first two parts were about the… Continue Reading

A View from the Cellar

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A Crash Course in Cellarmanship: Part II In what I plan to be an ongoing series, I hope to further broader knowledge about real ale, it’s history, practice and relevance. Part one was about the… Continue Reading

A View From The Cellar: Casks 101 Series

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Part I: A Crash Course in Cellarmanship In what I plan to be an ongoing series I hope to further broader knowledge about real ale (cask-conditioned beer), its history, practice and relevance. This first part is… Continue Reading

What the Heck is “Mild”?

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Growing up in the north of England there was a beer in almost every pub called “mild” - sometimes it was called “dark” but it was all basically the same: a cheap, low-hopped, low-alcohol, malt-forward… Continue Reading

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