We are pleased to report that thanks to all your suggestions, we have found a new host for this year's New England Real Ale eXhibition. The South Boston Lithuanian Club is located in historic South Boston.
Again, we are very sorry about the inconvenience, and we hope to see you soon!
The New England Real Ale eXhibition begain in 1997 with a few casks in Underbones. Since then we have grown to be the longest continously running real ale festival in the U.S. This year we will serve over 100 British and American cask-conditioned beers and ciders at the South Boston Lithuanian Club.
So join us in Underbones, starting at 6:00 p.m. when we will tap two special casks from England. There will also be a tap takeover from
Aeronaut Urban Farmhouse and Brewery in Somerville, who hosted NERAX last year!
Redbones will be offering free appetizers until 8:00 p.m. Cash Bar.
Real ale is a top-fermented beer that completes its secondary fermentation in the container from which it is served. Cask-conditioned beers are real ales served from the brewer's cask.
Flavor and texture is what real ale is all about. Lovers of cask-conditioned beers enjoy the broader range of flavors that result from the clear, naturally carbonated ale served at cellar temperatures. There is less gassiness, less head on the beer, more beer in a glass! Some devotees of the approach want to drink nothing else.
Every year, the Cask-conditioned Ale Support Campaign (CASC), presenters of NERAX, sponsors two scholarships for cellarmanship training. Cellarmanship is the art of caring for and presenting cask-conditioned beers. The training consists of an overview of cask-conditioned beers including the history, benefits, and artisan nature of Real Ale. It will also teach the trainee how Real Ale is made and placed into the cask. The trainee will learn how to properly cellar it, set it up, vent it, tap it and finally serve it. Along the way the trainee will be taught the skills needed to know when the cask ale is ready to serve as well as if it is fit to serve.
CASC (the Cask-conditioned Ale Support Campaign) was formed in the spring of 1997 to promote real ale festivals in the Boston area. It was established to promote and educate brewers, publicans, and the public about the brewing, distribution, and pleasures of real ale. We are dedicated to the sensible enjoyment of top-fermented, traditionally brewed ales that undergo a secondary fermentation in the vessel from which they are served. CASC is a group of like-minded individuals who seek to expand the awareness of producers, distributors, and consumers about the use of traditional ingredients in, and dispensing of, real ales.