There are some styles that Dan always picks up when he sees them. ESB is one of them, so Fifth Hammer Brewing Co. Unlicensed was a great fit.
STYLE: Extra Special Bitter (ESB)
AVAILABILITY: 16oz Cans, Draft (Limited)
Stats above taken from the brewery’s can, website, and Untappd.
Medium gold with a white, super-fluffy, effervescent head.
Earthy and herbal notes from the hops with some dark bread from the malt.
Light, herbal hop bitterness typical of English hops with bread crust hitting the mid-palate and beyond.
Carbonation brings a lovely mouthfeel with a light to medium body.
I could definitely see myself having a few rounds of these either after work or to kickoff a night for sure. Food-wise, most bar fare would work, but a chicken pot pie was speaking to me at the time.
Cheers and remember:
Life’s a tap…drink up ’til it’s dry.