Editors' pick

Cask Week

Beer/spirits tasting

Editorial Review

Through Friday, Mad Fox Brewing Company is celebrating Cask Beer Week, pouring six English-style real ales from local and regional breweries. These aren't just regular beers served with lower carbonation: The Monday lineup included a dry-hopped Cask Punk from Baltimore's Oliver Ales, the Essential Pale Ale from Alexandria's Port City and Mad Fox's own Rye Baby Pale Ale. As each cask kicks, a new one will be tapped. Among the replacements are Old Dominion's Baltic Porter, a Heavy Seas Winter Storm made with fresh "wet" hops in the cask and a dry-hopped version of Williamsburg Alewerks' Drake Tail Ale.