Real Ale – Real Love

1:  an intimate firkin festival in Loveland, Colorado in late Winter/Early Spring.

fir·kin   noun \ˈfər-kən\

Definition of FIRKIN

1:  a small wooden vessel or cask
2:  any of various British units of capacity usually equal to 14 barrel

cask   noun \ˈkask\

1: a container that is shaped like a barrel and is used for holding liquids; also : the contents of a cask

Full Definition of CASK

1:  a barrel-shaped vessel of staves, headings, and hoops usually for liquids
2:  a cask and its contents; also :  the quantity contained in a cask

Cask ale or cask-conditioned beer is unfiltered and unpasteurized beer which is conditioned (including secondary fermentation) and served from a cask without additional nitrogen or carbon dioxide pressure. Cask ale may also be referred to as real ale, a term coined by the Campaign for Real Ale.

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