"There is something pretty special about the newest pub in the historic Staffordshire city of Lichfield" Tony Collins, Weekend Notes
The BitterSuite is located only a minute walk from Lichfield City train station & the Bus Station in the former Bridge Tavern, a warm welcome awaits you:
So what are you waiting for? Come and visit The Bitter-Suite, Lichfield today!
A Living, Breathing Product That Requires Nurturing to Bring Out Its Special Defining Qualities
Keg which is sold in most chain or larger pubs, is fully processed in the brewery and delivered to pubs in a useable condition. It is connected to a dispense system, forced out using added gas and always looks and tastes the same. You have all tried it I’m sure and for those that like it, it is fine, very homogenous...but fine.
Cask Ale, which is what “Real Ale” really is, requires skill at each stage of its journey, from those of the brewer to develop the recipe and to rack the beer at the correct time, to the storage and transport and then finally the conditioning, by the cellar man, to present it in perfect condition to you the drinker.
“Real ale” is a Complicated Combination of Liquor (Water), Malt, Hops and Yeast
It comes in many grades of colour from palest gold through to inky blackness. It can have malty sweetness, astringent bitterness, caramel, coffee or chocolate flavours and by using hops from other regions of the world, delicious fruity notes and citric hoppy explosions of taste. It should be possible to find a real ale to suit anyone’s personal taste and if you are prepared to try enough, I am sure you can as well.
The Brewing Process
Finings may be used from various sources such as Irish moss, carrageen or Isinglass which is the desiccated swim bladder from fish. Mainly nowadays Isinglass is from Cod but it used to be from the famous sturgeon that also produces caviar.
6. Sit back and enjoy!!