Extra Special Bitter


Our Extra Special Bitter takes the classic malty, fruity London style of pale ale and injects a dose of zesty locally grown hops. New Zealand mild malt, is blended with English crystal malt, sugar and torrified wheat to create a rich complex malt backbone to the beer. We then balance all that malt with New Zealand grown Wye Challenger, Pacifica and Cascade hops before bringing everything together with our marmalady London ESB yeast. The result is a bold fruity highly drinkable beer that is the perfect restorative after a hard day at the mill.
Tasting Notes:
Marmalade, tangerine zest, berry fruit, toffee, ginger loaf and bready malt all vie for attention in the nose. In the mouth the beer is richly malty with an initial sweet caramelised malt character quickly balanced by fruity drying hop bitterness.
Food Matches:
Slow cooked beef, aged cheddar, mushrooms, pizza, barbequed lamb leg
Grist: NZ Mild Malt, English Crystal, Torrified Wheat
Other:  Cane Sugar
Hops: NZ Wye Challenger, NZ Pacifica, NZ Cascade, NZ Goldings
Yeast: London ESB
ABV :  5.8%
IBU:  36
SRM: 14

-Bronze Medal BGNZ Craftology NZ Beer Awards 2014
-Bronze Medal BGNZ Craftology NZ Beer Awards 2013

Available in 50L and 30L kegs and in 20L bags.


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