The two breweries came together to make a strong ESB, at 7.5% ABV. John McDonald laments in the video above, Boulevard’s is maltier, and Odell’s is a little hoppier.
Cheers to Odell & Boulevard on 25 years of craft brewing.
Availability: 750ml Bottles, corked & caged. Draft. One time release.
Left Hand Brewing (Longmont, CO) celebrates 125 years of The Geological Society of America. The GSA is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado.
This year, the 125 anniversary meeting is being held in Denver, Colorado. Thus, the inspiration for the Field Assistant Ale. FA is actually Sawtooth Ale rebranded as a celebratory label. Most likely a one off change.
Availability: 12oz bottles
SweetWater Brewing (Atlanta) bottled Motorboat yesterday, signaling the brewery’s transition to fall and winter offerings. The back to back silver medal winner at the Great American Beer Festival is an Extra Special Bitter, aka ESB. The official press release hasn’t come out yet, but we can assume in will ship to all of SweetWater’s current states, and new territories (Louisiana & Kentucky) too.
Hops: Cascade, Sterling, Golding
Availability: 12oz bottles, Draft. Aug-Oct
Arrival: Mid-August, 2013
5.8% ABV, 42 IBUs
Here’s a story about a brewery, a pub regular, a homebrew collaboration, and a kindly English grandfather.
Actually the Cliffnotes version: 21st Amendment is brewing Imperial Jack, an ESB, using a recipe they’ve collaborated with a pub regular/ homebrewer Richard Brewer-Hay. The brew was originally called Grandpa Jack in honor of Richards’s late grandfather, both of whom are from England. Richard and 21st Amendment’s Shaun O’Sullivan came together to make a stronger version, Imperial Jack, and will be traveling back to England together to brew it.
Style: Extra Special Bitter