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Recipe: This One Time In England Ordinary Cask Bitter

This English-style bitter recipe is quick to produce, tasty, and ideal for trying out cask ale at home.

Josh Weikert Dec 16, 2021 - 3 min read

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I initially developed this as a “crash” recipe—I needed a beer fast, and it needed to stand out. This did the trick in two weeks. Play with it—this one will vary based on any number of decisions related to recipe, process, and service.

You can brew this for keg or bottle if you want—or, you can serve it as cask ale without spending a ton on fancy equipment: See Brewing and Conditioning Cask Ale at Home, Simplified.


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