Magnolia
Brewpub
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Haight

Special Cask Releases

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WEDNESDAY
June 5, 2019
11:00 AM - Until Close
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MAGNOLIA BREWPUB - HAIGHT
1398 Haight Street
San Francisco,
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Pay as You Go

We’ll be pouring four beers on cask at the Haight Street pub to mark a new program of regular Wednesday cask releases (see complete beer info below):

- Citra & Oates [sic] Pale Ale on White & Yellow Peaches
- Tara’s Ruby Mild aged on Oak
- Narrow Universe IPA
- Maris Slaughter

Since its beginnings, Magnolia has borne the torch of real ale, also known as cask-conditioned beer, matured in traditional cooperage in a temperature-controlled cellar and pulled into the customer’s glass by means of a hand pump mounted on the bar. In its earlier days these were generally English-style beer—milds, bitters and other pale ales, offset with dark offerings such as porter and stout. We still do that, but these days the selection is likely to be rounded out with less traditional beers—West Coast, hazy and Eclectic IPAs, for instance, beers with fruit and herbs and fruity new hop varieties—modern beers reflecting craft brewing’s ongoing revolution. It’s typical to find a couple of cask-conditioned beers available at both Magnolia locations, on Haight Street and in the Dogpatch.

Brewers Seth Wile, Anthony Lopez and Jon Taylor have laid by some very special casks to showcase Magnolia’s commitment both to traditional cask ale and all the new stuff Magnolia has rolled out since Dick Cantwell took over as Head of Brewing Operations. Dick will also be on hand at the pub to informally talk about cask beer or anything else that comes up, including the foundational article he wrote on producing cask beers with two co-workers at Pike Place Brewery in Seattle for Brewing Techniques magazine back in 1992.

More details on what's pouring this week:

Citra and Oates Pale Ale aged on white and yellow peaches - Ordinarily poured through a special Nitrogen tap, this version will add fresh fruit to the beer’s smooth oatiness.

Tara’s Ruby Mild aged on oak - We’ve added oak spirals to the cask to give it a nice rich touch. It’s a variation on our usual Sara’s Ruby Mild, renamed for Brewer Jon Taylor’s bride, Tara (their wedding is the following weekend!)

Narrow Universe IPA - This is a beer we’ve worked long and hard on. It’s a West Coast IPA destined to be our next generally available canned beer. It’s hopped with Cascade, Strata, Citra and Amarillo.

Maris Slaughter - This one is Seth’s, a solid and ruby-dark ale made with mainly—drum roll—Maris Otter, along with some Carafa II and Midnight Wheat, and hopped with HBC 472.

Come join us in this celebration of cask ale and watch every Wednesday as we showcase old and new beers in this very special way.

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