British brewer Adnams has produced a keg beer for the Punch Taverns chain.
Keg beer is much different than traditional cask-conditioned ale, also known as real Ale in the UK. This beer, 5% abv, is filtered and will be served on tap rather than through a traditional handpump or by gravity.
Jonathan Adnams told The Publican the launch of the beer, called Spindrift is in no way at the expense of the companyâ€™s cask ale portfolio.
â€œAdnams is dedicated to great cask conditioned beer. It is our bread and butter,â€ he said. â€œBut this beer is for people who have made the decision not to drink cask beer. We are seeing an increasing area of the on-trade where retailers have decided that cask is a non-existent proposition. This is a great beer brewed in the Adnams way.â€