Citra, A Powerful Thrust of a Purposefull Hop!

004 Citra from Oakham Ales , Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England, has successfully made the trip across the Atlantic  to Ontario, Canada, in bottle form.

Striding in at 4.6 percent abv, this is a single varietal hopped beer, featuring the Citra hop. It pours a polished pale golden colour, releasing notes of refreshing ruby red grapefruit and a scent of fresh barley malt. On the palate, the bitterness is upfront  but it is not overpowering. The extended bitter finish dries out neatly, leading to a repeated request for more!

I got my wife’s uncle and his son drinking Citra on cask at the Wellington in Birmingham! It was bloody brilliant!

See Also: The Wellington—A Cask Ale Rarity




Curries and Casks for Charity Update


Please join us on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 7 PM for St. George’s Day festivities at the Granite Brewery.

CASK! is holding its fundraiser, Beer for a Cure, in support of Prostate Cancer Canada on Saturday, April 26th at 7 PM at the Granite Brewery and Restaurant, 245 Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto.

The event features a delicious four course gourmet curry dinner with four fresh Ontario cask ales, three of which will be only available at this event.

Please sign up and buy your tickets here


Welcome Beer: Junction Craft TBA

Served with Curried nuts and vegetarian samosas

Granite TBA

Matched with Carrot and onion salad

Great Lakes TBA

Heralding Spiced almond chicken

Curried vegetables and spiced Basmati rice

Accompanied by cucumber raita and mango chutney

Black Oak 10 Bitter Years

Dessert-Chef’s treat

Celebrate all things English with MC Robert Hughey, guest speaker Nick Pashley and auctioneer Julian Mulock.

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Book now!