Adrian Tierney-Jones is a journalist and author specialising in beer and travel.
We've all been there. A pint of cask-conditioned beer, much anticipated, but flat in the glass, brimming with off-flavours and possessed with as much character as the Invisible Man.
Let's hop in a time machine and go back to a pub in 2010. Cans of beer are conspicuous by their absence — they are usually the preserve of those quaffing merrily in the park or found at a house party in discount supermarket slabs.
Is cask beer too cheap? Some might say so, especially when compared with what is commonly called craft keg.