Name: Next ESB
Style: Extra Special Bitter
Brewery: Varietal and Machine House (Collaboration)
Description: Brewed as a remote collaboration with Bill Arnott of Machine House Brewery, this English-style extra special bitter explores some contemporary U.K. grown hop varieties: Olicana, Minstrel, & Ernest. These varieties lend surprising fruit flavors to a base of balanced, approachable malt & a classic bitterness profile. Bill is one of the nicest brewers we’ve ever met & it was a pleasure to work on the ESB concept with him.
Aaron's Description: Bill is one of the nicest brewers. Also immensely humble. When you get a chance to try a historic beer style with a traditionalist that does what he does very well (Bill) and Varietal, you've gotta get it.