This award-winning ESB comes from Lumberyard Brewing Company in Flagstaff, AZ where “it’s all about altitude.” In 2010 it was awarded the silver in its category, so my expectation were high. Lumberyard delivered. Pours a beautiful amber color with a thin head that disappears quickly. Mild and sweet malts finish hoppy and bitter. Kinda makes me wish I was drinking it beside a campfire on a cool Flagstaff evening. I’m regretting only buying a single when I was in AZ, at only 5.8% this beer is perfectly sessionable. Good stuff, Lumberyard… Can’t wait to try the IPA!
Red Ale | Lumberyard Brewing Company (Flagstaff, Arizona) | Special Bitter | 5.8% ABV