In the late 1600’s a great invention occurred – and the world was never again the same. Although improvements have been made, for one reason or another, finding handpumps for beer in England is most common. It is said that it gives the beer a different flavour as there are no gases airing the liquid. I still am not convinced either way. I do see the benefits of serving luke warm beer in the winter, but on a hot summer day, a cold pint is an excellent reward.