Named for the 13 colonies, our Extra Special Bitter features generous Goldings profile and a complex malt palate. (Description provided by company)
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)
Related to the English Bitter, the ESB is more aggressive in hops and ABV while still maintaining balance.
Gold to a medium copper in color, the malt flavors are both fruity and toasty, with earthy English hop flavors balancing the lightly sweet caramel malts. Although the name implies a bitter flavor, most examples of the ESB have a very nice balance.
Best served at cellar temperature, 55-57 degrees, and in a pint glass or beer mug.
First beer ever brewed at Ballast Point. Our Copper Ale is similar to our Calico Amber Ale, only with English crystal malts and the addition of Progress Hops. Copper Ale (Special Ale in 1996) was first practice brewed on a commercial system, by our friends at Pizza Port Solana Beach in 1995.
This Atg collaboration with Northern Monk Brewing Co. in Leeds, England is intended to be British tradition meets AtG oddity. We took a traditional Extra Special Bitter, darkened it up a bit, added a dose of smoke, and threw in some Amerian hops.
Our ESB (Extra Special Bitter) may have the word “bitter” in its name, but the key to this style is balance. The combination of malts and hops creates a toasty, fruity flavor. Our ESB is dry hopped with a US grown hop varietal called Williamette, which has a pronounced spicy, lemon flavor.
Traditionally craft brewed with Chocolate & Crystal malts and a blend of Styrian, Goldings & Fuggles hops to produce a full-bodied, Ruby beer that delivers a delicious chocolate toffee malt flavour, balanced with a rounded moderate bitterness and an overall fruity, mischievous character.
Brewed in the style of a traditional British ESB (Extra Special Bitter), we’ve been making ESB continuously since 1987, and it’s now the benchmark for the Amber beer category. Despite having “bitter” in its name, Redhook ESB is really not that bitter at all.
652 is our American take on the old English Pale Ale style called ESB, but this is anything but bitter. A very simplistic blend of malts reveals a smooth drinking beer that is a touch on the sweet side with a light Centennial hop aroma.
Head Brewer Vic is an Ohio State alum, and brewed this red ale for you to enjoy while tail-gating, watching the game with friends, or celebrating a victory. You'll find BBR has a toasty, caramel taste, goes down smooth and has a lingering clean, finish. (Description provided by company)
Mid-range maltiness and bitterness with a balanced fruitiness. (Description provided by company)
Sawtooth Ale is an English style Extra Special Bitter. It is an extremely well balanced beer, with significant hop character, medium body, and a maltiness which increases in evidence as the beer warms to its "proper" drinking temperature. .