Published in Ferment Magazine, 23 March 2020
In this article I explore tank beer and visit the UK’s first dedicated tank beer bar.
Serving beer from a tank is a tradition most often associated with Central Europe, but it has slowly been picking up fans here in the UK over the last few years, as more bars give it a go. You may have seen coppery contraptions parked in pubs to dispense Pilsner Urquell, for example. It looks appealing, but it’s not just for show. The idea is simple: tank beer is fresher, and fresher beer tastes better.