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THE DEATH OF CASKS…and my part in their downfall

By Adam Chatburn
In 2013, I became president of the Vancouver branch of the Campaign For Real Ale BC (CAMRA BC), with a mandate of modernization, greater consumer advocacy, and membership growth. I also had a private agenda: to advance “real ale” in BC by curating cask festivals, promoting cask nights, and supporting establishments with a cask focus.
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The End of The Beginning

By Adam Chatburn
After three wonderful years at East Vancouver brewery incubator Callister Brewing, it’s time to close the books on my business Real Cask Brewing for a while.
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The Importance of Clean Lines

By Adam Chatburn
The hoses that connect beer kegs and casks to taps—the lines—need regular cleaning. Dirty lines adversely affect the flavour of beer. Contamination in the lines can also lead to foaming the beer and unexpected hangovers!
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Heroes Of Beer

By What's Brewing
In celebration of our BC Craft Beer Community, we invited some of the many public-minded BC brewing industry folks we have the pleasure to know, to tell us more about their relationship with their local community, and within the brewing community. Their responses were voluminous and passionate. We've excerpted them here. We welcome yours too.
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