You have landed here because you have scanned a QR code on a Cask Marque certificate and/or are interested in finding out more about the World's Biggest Ale Trail. To participate you first of all need to download the CaskFinder app. Visit iTunes/Android Play store and search for CaskFinder.
See what the Daily Telegraph had to say about our app
How does the World's Biggest Ale Trail Work?
Download the CaskFinder app (see above)
Click on 'ale trail'
Register - you only have to do this once and your details will never be passed to any 3rd parties
Scan QR codes on Cask Marque certificats in Cask Marque pubs to win prizes
If for any reason there is no Cask Marque certificate showing in the pub please ask the bar staff where it is. All Cask Marque pubs will have been sent a new one
What problems might I encounter?
Although few and far between we have experience some issues with the ale trail side of the app:
Despite all being sent one, not every Cask Marque pub is displaying their certificate in a prominent position. Ask the staff and they may be able to help, or failing that let us know and we will send them another one
Your location does not match that of the certificate - the QR codes are programmed with the GPS co-ordinates of the pub. These are created by google but don't always correlate to where the pub actually is. If you let us know then we can update them on our database
Older iPhones don't have autofocus on the scanners and therefore can't read the codes properly - this may result in a 'fatal error' message
What prizes can I win?
Scan 25 barcodes and receive a Cask Marque fridge magnet bottle opener
Scan 50 barcodes and receive a Cask Marque t-shirt
Scan 100 barcodes and becomes a Cask Marque ambassador. As well as appearing on our website and being invited to any regional events we may run, get a free place on our beer appreciation course:
This will be a morning course covering:
followed by an afternoon course:
Beer Tasting Session
To enable you to learn more about beer than you could in a whistle stop tour of a few pubs with an assessor, in the afternoon we will be explaining:
In addition to the World's Biggest Ale Trail the app also allows you to:
Find Cask Marque pubs, either by searching or automatically find pubs near you with the GPS function
See what beers were on sale last time Cask Marque visited
See the Cyclops tasting notes of those beers
Scan bottled beers and view Cyclops descriptors
Find similar beers
View all beers brewed by Cyclops registered brewers
View forthcoming beer festivals
Read Pete Brown's highly acclaimed beer blog