It is becoming something of a tradition: for the fourth time in a row, we have been asked to participate in JD Wetherspoons Real Ale Festival. We are pretty pleased to be amongst the five international brewers that join a respectable host of British colleagues. Like all these brewers, we brewed a special edition that will be poured in the hundreds of JD Wetherspoon pubs all over the UK. In order to satisfy that enormous demand we were kindly invited to create a cask ale at the beautiful Banks Brewery in Wolverhampton.
A cask ale is, amongst others, characterized by the fact that no extra carbon dioxide is added to the beer. It is served at a temperature of around twelve degrees Celsius and traditionally contains relatively little alcohol. Not quite the criteria we usefully follow, which made it all the more fun to twist a maibock recipe into a proper cask or real ale.
The result is a light bodied bock beer (5.5% abv). It is even less bitter than the maibock we annually brew to announce Amsterdam spring, but just as spicy due to the added coriander, and a little fruity too. It will be poured until the end of the festival on the 27th of March. In the UK and curious about our Amsterdam Blonde? Check out this page for availability near you. Cheers.