Name: Beer Nerds
Brewery: Fortside Brewing
Description: Fortside teamed up with the glorious and ubiquitous Beer Nerds to brew a traditional English Special Bitter with a few twists- luscious English Maris Otter malt is paired with a local steam caramelized malt, and French Barbe Rouge and German Huell Melon hops were blended in the whirlpool to create a vibrant depth of soft fruity and floral notes. A nutty aroma -reminiscent of marcona almonds- abounds, elevated by hoppy notes of lemongrass and blackberries. Solid maltiness is balanced delicately with moderate bitterness, and a crisp minerality leads into an ever-so-satisfying finish. May the force of ale be strong with you
Notes from Aaron: Picked up this beer to support the Beer Nerds group on facebook based out of SW Washington. Brewed by my friend and co-worker in the malting world Paul. Also I love ESB and voted for the beer to be and ESB this year.