Townshend The Hollandale's Premium Best (500ml Bottle)
Dales Brewing Co produces an award winning Belgian Ale that we here at Townshend's throughly enjoy. As fans of Dale's brews, we approached him to ask if he'd mind letting us use his exact recipe but with a cheeky English Ale yeast instead of his Belgian choice.
Here is the result.
In England, many breweries have a number of bitters in their range. The style that has come to be known as Premium or Special Bitter generally includes the stronger ( 4.6%-6.0%) examples. These are mostly served in the traditional way from the cask, but some are also found in bottle form where the extra malt allows them to stand up better than the more delicate ordinary Bitter. In the US, the designation ESB is common for this style, owing to the influence of Fuller’s ESB, the London brew that was among the first to be exported to the States. In the US, some ESBs are made with American hops and a clean yeast, but the alcohol range is the same, as is the range of bitterness, usually between 25 and 35 but occasionally creeping higher.