J Scott Francis ESB

Style Guidelines: Our ESB was a surprise tribute to our brewmaster, brewed without him knowing about it, then racked while he was on vacation in the Outer Banks. A bigger beer than Barley's Pale Ale, it's got plenty of fruitiness form our house ale yeast, maltiness from British barley grain and the distinctive flavor of British East Kent Golding hops.

Rotation Schedule: brewed in rotation with our IPAs.

Food Pairings: ploughman's lunch; shephard's pie.

Body: medium to full

Color: copper

Grain: British lager, pale, and crystal

Bittering Hops: British East Kent Golding

Finishing Hops: British East Kent Golding

Original Gravity: 1.068

IBUs (estimate): 32

Alcohol By Volume: 6.8%

First Tapped: May 18, 2003