No, it’s not just an excuse to put a curse word on the blog. It is in fact Bitch Creek Extra Special Brown ESB Ale from Grand Teton Brewing in Teton Valley, Idaho. It is The Less Desirables Beer of the Week, brought to you by City Beverage, the Official Beer Sponsor of The Less Desirables.
So, again, it’s a beer with the word bitch in it from a brewery that is located in a region named after boobs. So, what the heck would I not drink this!? I like boobs and beer and curse words, too. Although I don’t usually use them on the blog, this was in the name so I had to use it, right? Right!?
Most of the time, ESB stands for “Extra Special Bitters.” This time, however it stands for Extra Special Brown and is a brown ale. I don’t know what makes it “extra special” but we will find out. I also no nothing other than what I can read on the carton about big tit… er, Grand Teton Brewing. It does say that their water is glacial run-off, filtered over 300-500 years by Teton Mountain granite and limestone before it surfaces at a spring a half mile from the brewery. ESBs (the bitters kind) is one of my favorite styles of beer. I also do like brown ales as well. So, I’m hoping that just the letters ESB are extra special, no matter the connotation. So, not knowing anything about it, we’ll just see how it goes.
BeerAdvocate has it at 85 (Very Good) and the Bros score is 84 (Good). I guess that’s the cutoff? Untappd has it at 3.42 caps out of 5. Pretty good scores, I’d say. Bruce and Caitlin are both off for different reasons this week so you’ll have to tune in to see what the guest, Michael Driver and I think of it. There may be a guest host but we’re not sure, yet. Anywhat! You should hop down to City Beverage and get your own sixer. Tell them that it’s the Beer of the Week and you’ll get 5% off your order. Have you tried it? Let us know what you think.
Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
“Bitch Creek perfectly balances big malt sweetness and robust hop flavor for a full bodied, satisfying mahogany ale. Like the stream for which it is named, our Bitch Creek ESB is full of character… not for the timid.” – Grand Teton Brewing website