When is it a good thing when a week lasts ten days?
Sorry for the trick question but the answer is, when it is Sacramento Beer Week.
Since our trip to Great Britain last fall, the wife-person and I (mostly, I) have been obsessed with cask conditioned ales.
I feel bad if you don’t know what that means, but cask conditioned ale is the traditional English way to serve beer, which are naturally carbonated, unfiltered and served at cellar temperatures (NOT warm, as some people are wont to claim).
Sans the typical carbonation provided by CO2, and occasionally nitrogen (as with Guinness stout), the ale tends to be very smooth and easy—way too easy—to imbibe multiple pints, as was the case today when we stopped by Rubicon Brewing for their annual beer week homage to this style of ale.
They call their cask ale day Firkin Thursday, which refers to the 10.8 gallon, barrel-shaped cask, known as a firkin.
I just call it a good day to drink “a number” of pints and let the wife-person drive home.
Sac Beer Week lasts through the weekend, so if you are in the neighborhood, I’m sure you will find someplace to tip a pint.
Or, a “number” of them.