Lockdown Blog #2 - Dreaming of draught beer

April 30, 2020

Lockdown Blog #2 - Dreaming of draught beer

Have you been dreaming of a pint of draught beer, fresh from the cask?

Well it might be a very long time before pubs, taprooms and beer gardens open again, but don’t despair!

We recently launched our long-awaited ‘barrels of joy’; dinky 5 litre mini casks (8/9 pints) filled with our award-winning Lawless Village IPA or Session Ale, fresh from the brewhouse here in Abbeyhill, Edinburgh.

Stock will vary due to high demand and whilst we sold out of the first batch of IPA almost immediately, there's still plenty of Session Ale. Our brewer Keith has been busy filling more, and is working on some recipes for special Lockdown Beers.

You can buy them through our online shop, for collection in person (contactless) from the brewery and also for dispatch around the UK.

How best to enjoy your mini cask

  1. Store in a cool, dry place (5-10℃)
  2. Turn the top valve 90° to vent
  3. Pull out the bottom tap and turn left 90°  to pour
  4. Enjoy beer!
  5. Close top valve and tap when not in use (but do not push tap all the way back in)
  6. Once open, consume within 3-4 days. As with all real ale
  7. Recycle: our mini casks are made of aluminium and can be recycled, along with your cans.

How to maximise the taste

Ideally when you get the mini cask home, keep it cool but not in the fridge.

You can dispense and enjoy immediately but after some experimentation we’ve found that if you break the top tab to vent the cask and then leave it to sit for 24 hours, with the vent open, it tastes even better.

If you want a bigger head on your pint, pour from a bit of a height (30cm or so).

Buy now:

Let us know what you think and do post pictures (and tag us) on social media:

Twitter: @TheBellfield / Facebook: @BellfieldBrewery / Instagram @bellfieldbrewery

Thanks for your support,

Team Bellfield






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