Introducing the ESB (Extra Special Burnley)
Burnley’s beer launch of the week is the ESB, a traditional British brew. Typically the acronym stands for Extra Special Bitter, but in our case we’re calling it Extra Special Burnley. ESBs are an old world beer that pack a lot of punch thanks to their subtle spiciness and toasty, earthy tones. Ironically, our ESB is not too bitter at all, with the Fuggles and East Kent Golding hops balanced by a heavy malt presence.
Our specialty ESB displays fruity esters and caramel tones. It’s low in carbonation, meaning you can finish a few without the bellyache, and it’s quite complex. The longer you sit and sip, the more intricacies you’re bound to discover.
If you’re looking for a dish to match your Extra Special Burnley with, our chef has designed the perfect partner, bangers and mash. Our take features homemade pork sausages, peas and mash, the kind of comfort food to warm your soul.
Our other beer/food tip would be something cheesy, as ESBs pair especially well with creamy and nutty cheeses. As luck would have it, our newly revamped menu has a lot of suitable options available including the Spinach and Ricotta Ravioli, Eggplant Parmigiano, Zucchini and Gorgonzola Arancini, and of course, any of our house made pizzas. If you’re interested in the latter, come in any Monday for our $20 pizza and pint deal! Otherwise, we’ll be pouring ESBs from one of our fourteen taps every night of the week. Cheers!
Malts: Maris Otter, Light Crystal, Medium Crystal | Hops: Fuggles, East Kent Golding | Plato: 13.8 | ABV: 5.0% | IBU 20 | EBC 33