Available free for iPhone and Android phones, CaskFinder has been downloaded by over 80,000 people and is used over 50,000 times each month to find Cask Marque pubs selling great quality real ale.
View tasting notes for over 1,400 cask ales, brewed by over 200 British breweries, as well as details of beer festivals around the country and more.Read More
Since 1997 Cask Marque has been ensuring that the real ale you drink in pubs in the UK has been in perfect condition. Our 45 qualified assessors make over 18,000 visits to pubs in England, Scotland, Wales and even Europe to check the temperature, appearance, aroma and taste of Britain's favourite drink.
Visit a Cask Marque accredited pub and you are guaranteed to receive a great pint of cask ale.Read More
Beer is the most profitable part of your business, but do you know that 34% of customers would not return if the quality of the pint served was poor?
The Award in Beer and Cellar Quality is a Bii accredited training course and is designed to help you improve yields (by up to 7%), increase sales (3%) and decrease wastage. We have trained over 7,500 in this Bii qualification with a success rate of 95%.Read More
Find real ale pubs with our easy to use pub finder. There are over 8,000 to choose from so why not see which pubs near you are serving great quality cask ale?
You can see who owns pubs and find similar pubs from a chain, or even see what beers were on sale when we last visited. All pubs are regularly visited by our qualified assessors to ensure you are guaranteed a great pint, every time.Read More
In a recent NOP Survey, 57% of cask ale drinkers recognised the Cask Marque plaque and 62% related the sign to beer quality.
Interestingly, awareness is higher; 67% in the 21 to 44yr old category, which must in some part be due to the CaskFinder app, which is used over 60,000 times per month to find Cask Marque Pubs.Read More
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Cask Marque was originally formed after the following piece of research was undertaken. Since then we have undertaken research in a number of different areas of beer quality and also consumer recognition of Cask Marque and what it stands for.
The four brewers, who initiated and sponsored the project (Adnams, Greene King, Marston's and Morland's) had clear anecdotal evidence of poor quality standards but no hard evidence, so a comprehensive piece of field research was commissioned.
A survey was conducted using qualified auditors who visited over 1,000 pubs throughout England of which 82% stocked traditional cask ale. An independent Market Research specialist determined the sample frame and methodology.
Its findings showed:
For these reasons the Cask Marque Trust was formed with a view to improving beer quality in the pub by testing beer in the glass as the consumer would be served it and rewarding those licensees who achieved the necessary standards.
The Bii is the professional body for the licensed retail sector and the leading provider of qualifications within the sector. www.bii.org
|CAMRA campaigns for real ale, real pubs and consumer rights. It is an indpendent, voluntary, consumer organisation with over 100,000 members. www.camra.org.uk|
|Chocolate Beer offers you a large collection of homebrewing recipes. www.chocolatebeer.com||Cyclops is an industry system of describing the characteristics of beer. www.cyclopsbeer.co.uk|
|Online guide to pubs and bars in London. www.fancyapint.com||A community discussion forum for home brewing beer, wine, mead and cider. As well as pub talk and general chit-chat. www.homebrewtalk.com|
|The IFBB are a group of 27 family owned and family run brewers, who collectively own over 4,200 pubs. www.familybrewers.co.uk||
Beer-Pages is an online emagazine dedicated to real beer. Our main focus is bottled beers: bottle-conditioned ales, world beers and anything that catches our attention as a distinctive 'real beer'. www.beer-pages.com
|The Beer Academy is a non profit making organisation aimed at helping anyone interested in beer to develop their knowledge. www.beeracademy.co.uk||Visit A Brewery provides information on brewery tours offered by some of Britain's favourite breweries. www.visitabrewery.co.uk|
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|Beer Genie - packed full of useful and interesting information about beer. www.beergenie.co.uk|
Use Your Local is a comprehensive online pub site aimed at returning the pub to the centre of the community. www.useyourlocal.com
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