I vote no. Over and over I see breweries take wonderful beers and then do an aging process with them which just doesn’t have an outcome of a better beer. Last night we got the cask conditioned Night Knight from Big Boss and while it was tasty, I just don’t think it made the base beer better. Unfortunately I never had the opportunity to try the original, but from all reports it was a better brew than the cask rendition.
The flavors were muted and while tasty, it just wasn’t something I wanted to have another pint to sip and savor. Luckily High Roller IPA was flowing and the beer is now dry hopped and delicious. I do realize with a cask you cannot always have a winner, and last Knight’s offering (did you see what I did with that “K”?) was no loser, but I’d think of it as a runner-up. Just because you can doesn’t mean you should, but without trying we would never have anything new so it is a balancing act. Anyway, if you are a fan of NK you might be disappointed, if you are a fan of cask and barrel aged beers your socks might be blown off. The beauty of beer is there are different strokes for different folks!