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City Beverage, the Official Beer Sponsor of The Less Desirables, presents The Less Desirables Beer of the Week: Locksley Ordinary Bitter from Mystery Brewing out of Hillsborough, NC.

I have a newfound history with Mystery Brewing. I attended a “beer vs wine” dinner a few weeks back and Mystery’s brews were the “beers” in the race. I was impressed with all of the styles we tried. Plus, they have local artists contribute to their cans’ art. This is an “ordinary bitter” and is along the lines of an ESB but not exactly. It’s generally low alcohol (this is only 3.8%ABV) but good with flavor.unnamed (2)

On the website BYO.com (Brew Your Own), columnist Jamil Zainasheff states: “While this is a low-alcohol, low-gravity beer style, a properly made bitter is more flavorful and more balanced between malt sweetness and hop bitterness than the name would lead you to believe.

I certainly hope this is the case. I prefer more malty flavor and here’s hoping it happens to be just that. Spencer said it’s pretty good so, I have no reason to not believe it. BeerAdvocate has no rating for it as it’s so small batch and seasonal that it’s probably hard to get 10 ratings. RateBeer is the same. Untappd has it at 3.35 caps out of 5.

Have you tried it? What did you think? If you haven’t or just have a hankering for more, you can go down to 915 Burke Street in WSNC and get your quad (they’re in 16oz can four packs). Then listen to The Less Desirables to hear what Caitlin, Danielle, Wayne and I think about it.

Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
Scorp out!

We’re rustic. We don’t filter our beer and we don’t pasteurize. We don’t add artificial chemicals to enhance foam or clarity and aside from hops, we don’t add preservatives. You’re getting a live product that’s as close to the original ingredients as we can get to you.  While it means that on occasion your Mystery Brewing Company beer won’t be brilliantly crystal clear, it does mean that it’s jam packed with flavor.” – Mystery Brewing