Andy, the brewer, is a fanatic for doing things in a traditional metier. He trained in Yorkshire, came back to California and helped launch MacLeod's Ale
. They started completely as cask service only, but as time has moved on, the brewery has changed more and more to reflect the market, because purity in spirit is great, but staying open is even better.
Andy has now helped opened Yorkshire Square
which is focused largely on cask service. They make some fantastic beers, Drift is my favorite because I'm a sucker for a good dark mild. (and I have a Ravenshead dimple mug sitting 6 inches from my hand)
I believe the Queen was having a pint of The Tenant (aka Andy's TT Landlord inspired beer)
Thanks for the info Drew. I'm planning a grand trip to California, Oregon, Washington and BC when I feel able to leave my 'grown' up' kids in charge of my house, as a personal reward for getting them this far! All the pain and heartache. I'd be interested to taste a California brewed mild amongst other brews along the way. I might need some guidance on places to visit.
Ravenshead dimple mug, I like them. We have all these American inspired craft bars here now serving American hopped beers from anything but traditional English glassware. We even have schooner glasses, serving 2/3 pints, mercy me. Which I actually like tbh. I think Camra has another battle looming to preserve cask, if Manchester is anything to go by, all the new breweries are gradually moving to keg/can only. I'm not taking sides, I see value in both, and having choice, but we are not getting choice from a lot of the newer breweries now.
The Queen has good taste, obviously. I must make the 50 mile journey from Manchester to Keighley this summer to visit the TT brewery, try Landlord at source, still not got there yet. The beer gets here, though.