Todd & Don pub Ale
ABV: 5.3% | IBU: 36
Today we bring to you our Todd & Don Pub Ale. Named on behalf of two of our favorite and hilarious morning show personalities on KLBJ, this beer is intended to be the conversation starter and finisher. Remember the days where despite an opposing point of view, we could have civilized conversation? Well, this beer is designed to take the place of angry Tweets and emotional breakdowns, bringing back mildly intoxicated pub conversations! Served at the traditional English style of 50 degrees to bring out the good stuff, just picture yourself laughing and yelling with your closest compadres, and even though you think their opinion is hogwash, your biggest concern is who buys the next pint! Cheers to a Pub ale for the people!
Traditional English style pub ale, commonly referred to ESB (Extra Special Bitter) in the US although the actual style is Strong Bitter, whereas ESB is simply a trademarked branding of one of the famous strong bitters made by Fuller’s Brewery in England. English pub ales have 3 designations: Ordinary Bitter, Best Bitter and Strong Bitter. These beers are not overly bitter however as the name suggests. Instead, with all three of these styles, balance is key and the focus is geared towards accenting traditional high quality English malts and hops. Why do they call them bitters? Historically, this term was simply used to distinguish English pub ales with hop flavor from those with no hop flavor, the latter being referred to as Mild Ales which were often very sweet. These beers are not served as cold as American pub ales because colder temperatures don’t allow the rich malt and spicy hop aromas to fully unfold. Relatively low carbonation also makes this beer highly sessionable and allows the rich malt notes to shine.