Marston’s revolutionary Fastcask will be rolled out to the off-trade later this summer.
Fastcask involves a form of yeast treatment that allows beer to drop bright quickly — the process whereby yeast is cleared from the beer — while still undergoing a secondary fermentation.
Fastcask was launched to much acclaim in the on-trade in March (Marston’s unveils cask revolution).
Consumers will be able to buy mini take-home casks of Marston’s Pedigree, Wychwood’s Hobgoblin and Marston’s EPA brand, which was launched on St George’s Day.
The nine-pint casks have been developed so people can offer real ale at parties, without worrying about stillaging.
“Being able to offer real beer for people to take home represents a real milestone in the brewing industry,” said director of brewing Richard Westwood.
“Consumers will now be able to enjoy their favourite beers, full of flavour and as good as if it were from the pub handpull itself.”