Brentk14 said:The ESB stands for Early Spring Beer. When my buddy was telling me about it, I thought "no way he likes a bitter". But then i looked at their website.
Brentk14 said:Ya, its definitely a twist of the real deal. I wouldnt say it is americanized because that would imply we couldnt hang with the real deal haha. Anyways, its a good brew. I am really wanting to take a trip down to their brewery. My buddy lives in chico, ca and has to rub it in all the time with his "guess where I am right now" crap haha. I really want to try their bigfoot barleywine.
Soulive said:I love Sierra Nevada and they might be my favorite brewery. If I could visit them, it'd be like my Graceland! What state are you in?
Brentk14 said:I am in Medford, OR. About a half hour from the Cali border. I guess its about 3 hours from where I live, but the roads have been pretty terrible due to the weather. I am prob going to go down in April.
Soulive said:Right but they've also categorized it as an ESB regarding style. So your buddy does like this particular Bitter. This is quoted from the press release on it...
"The company, which just celebrated its 27th year with the release of its fall seasonal Anniversary Ale, decided to brew their interpretation of Englands classic Extra Special Bitter style. "
jzal8 said:I think it is pretty neat because they are mixing US and English ingredients in this loosely modeled ESB. Maris Otter and American 2-row. English and Us hops. Very cool.
Soulive said:Whether you can get Bigfoot by you or not, its probably better straight from the brewery. I prefer it aged but definitely try it one way or the other...
Ryan_PA said:I finally had this on draft last night. I was under-impressed. It was too light for my liking. More of a lawnmower beer than any relative to an ESB IMO.