Starting today, every Thursday will be Cask Ale Night at Jimmy's, the East Village gastropub run by Jimmy "Pots and Pans" Carbone. Cask brew is really something special an unpasteurized, all-natural ale carbonated only by the action of the live yeast still fermenting inside the keg, and served up via hand-operated pumps from an unrefrigerated container. The taste is more raw and intense in every way: Typically sweet up front, it has a bitter finish, not mention a mouthfeel that's comparable to food. Jimmy's isn't the only bar in New York serving it nearby d.b.a. has it every night. But if you're a regular there, you now have a new Thursday-night spot.
Jimmy's, 43 E. 7th St., nr. Second Ave.; 212-982-3006.