Last night, The Beveridge Place Pub in West Seattle hosted a cask night featuring Georgetown Brewing’s Lucille IPA. This was a special cask featuring an addition of pub-grown Cascade fresh hops.
From The Bev Place:
DENNIS DOES LUCILLE IPA CASK!
Lucille IPA on cask is special enough, but to further enhance its allure, our bartender, Dennis, picked an ample amount of Cascade hops from our Beveranda, took them down to the brewery and secretly stuffed them into a barrel! OK, it wasn’t a secret, but this cask IS fresh-hopped by Dennis with BPP Estate-Grown Cascades!
I briefly chatted with Manny Chao about Lucille and this is the 7th and final iteration of the recipe after tweaking it to their liking. Lucille IPA features Cascade, Columbus, Amarillo and Centennial hops and this fresh-hopped cask version was indeed a treat. Georgetown casks tend to be served cold at The Bev place and personally, I appreciate this. I can make my way through a pint and have the flavors and aromas really open up as the beer warms. The headspace halfway through was bursting with juicy orange and grapefruit aromas and the flavor was solid. Lucille hits the mark with a good balance of citrusy hop aroma and bitterness.
Our group started with the beginnings of the cask which had a nice, turbid, orange appearance with a smattering of yeast particles. I enjoyed a couple pints of this amped-up IPA and I look forward to seeing Lucille on at more taps throughout the city.