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As for the casks, these hydraulically pumped, smooth-pouring old-world beer vessels may have once been the provenance of Euro pubs or beer-geek bars but are starting to catch on with larger crowds. Forget that they're in just about every brewpub in America: The fact that they're a fixture in CraftWorks restaurants such as Old Chicago, Gordon Biersch and Rock Bottom mean they're giving the onion blossom crowd their first taste of still, slightly less frosty beer. Casks aren't going to be a sensation and there's a reason they've been largely replaced by steel kegs and CO2, but they're becoming a part of the American beer drinker's education and have become a expected amenity in any respectable beer bar.
-- Written by Jason Notte in Boston.
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