Cask Marque Membership
The ‘Cask Marque’ is an award for pubs that serve great quality cask ale.
Cask Marque is an independent company funded by brewers, pub groups and trade bodies (see below) with the aim of improving beer quality through an accreditation scheme.
Qualified assessors make over 16,000 visits a year to over 8,000 pubs which hold the award. They test for temperature (the beer should be between 10 and 14 °C), appearance, aroma and taste. All beers must make the grade to pass the visit.
Accredited pubs are then promoted through the CaskFinder App, CaskFinder Online, as well as the plaque and point of sale at the pub. Research for the 2017 Cask Report identified that 77% of beer drinkers recognised the Cask Marque plaque as a badge of quality.
CASK MARQUE MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS
Cask Marque plaque
Point of sale materials
Pub featured on Cask Marque sat nav
Access to cellar management training
THE CASK MARQUE SPONSORS
Cask Marque is supported by many companies in the brewing industry. Sponsors support their pubs or customers by sponsoring them in order to gain Cask Marque Accreditation.
Should a pub fail an inspection, the sponsor will provide advice on how to remedy the problem. Below are current Cask Marque sponsors; if you stock beers from, or are owned by, one of the following, there is a possibility they will sponsor you. All sponsorship must be agreed with the brewer or pub company, though we may be able to assist in requesting permission. For more information, please call us on 01206 752212 or email [email protected].