Participation involves a blind tasting of Everards beers lasting about 40 minutes, commencing at 6pm. Ideally one should attend on each evening.
Please contact Paul for further information.
Proponents of the cask breather claim it does not adversely affect the taste of the beer even after it has been in position for several days, i.e. it can extend the "shelf life" of real ale without affecting its quality.
What the trials will do is to compare beer server "au naturel" which has been vented 3 days previously (i.e. it should be in the peak of condition) with beer which has been sat on a breather for 8, 9 and 10 days (i.e. long after a beer without any applied gas would have gone off).
Tasters will then be given samples (blind) of both beers and asked:
Similar trials are to be held in Bury St Edmunds (using GK beer), Peterborough (using Elgoods beer) and Bedford (using Wells beer). Also South Herts branch have voted £150 to enable an entirely independent trial to be run at The Plough, Duxford (organised by Bob Moss). [Subsequently moved to The Hare & Hounds, Harlton.]