My travels to the UK (frequent trips to London and some trips outside of London and also Edinburgh) were quite some time ago so maybe they are not 100% relevant but it was my experience that the pub is just as important as the brewery or particular beer. My personal favorite beer was Bass on cask (a totally different beer from the bottled version). I had good Bass on cask at some pubs and less stellar Bass on cask at other pubs. Later in my beer drinking ‘career’ I learned how important proper cellaring is to the taste of cask ale. My drinking experiences lead me to become a homebrewer. I brewed my first beer in 1995: Munton’s Traditional Bitter. I have brewed a Bitter Ale at least once a year since 1995. A fresh Bitter Ale with flavors from a characterful English yeast strain and East Kent Golding hops is a beer of beauty! Cheers!