The Extra Special Bitter style originated as a Pale Ale but over time became known as ESB. Session Ale uses a traditional malt character from the Maris Otter malt, along with the fruity and ester character of the yeast.
In the mid-1800s English Bitter was synonymous with the English Pale Ale, but by the mid-20th century English Bitter was used mainly for cask beers.
Ranging in color from gold to copper, the English Bitter is brewed with pale malt and more hops than the Pale Ale, giving it a light body and moderate to assertive hop flavor and bitterness. Hops can be floral to herbal, along with a fruityness in the aroma. Generally low ABV.
Best served cool, around 46-54 degrees, in a beer mug or pint glass.
Brewed in collaboration with New Glarus Brewing Company, New Glarus, WI.
Inspired by visits to English country pubs, Honker’s Ale combines a fruity hop aroma with a rich malt middle to create a perfectly balanced beer. Immensely drinkable, Honker’s Ale is not only the beer you can trust but one you’ll look forward to time and again.