Vera Wins 1st Place for Firkin
The 2017 Day of the Living Ales was another successful showcase of 52 casks from Chicago area breweries. Two sessions were held and attendees voted on their 2 favorite above 6% and below 6% beers. We are proud to announce that Vera Pistachio Cream ale was named champion in the under 6% category!
As usual, casks were handled by Chicago Beer Society’s experienced cellarmen, trained in the UK to care for and serve real ale. A properly served real ale is neither cloudy, flat, nor warm: rather it is bright, with a gentle carbonation and served at cellar temperature.
Attendees voted for their favorites to select Vera as the 2017 Champion Real Ale of Chicagoland from over 50 cask ales provided by this year’s participating breweries.