Drake's Amber Ale

Brewed by Drake's Brewing Company

Strong Bitter5.9% ABV28 IBU

RateBeer Score    83 Overall   97 Style

For fans of more malt-accented beers, Drake’s brewers started brewing their own version of a classic English beer style, the Extra Special Bitter, or ESB. They chose to use high-quality English specialty malts for the complex toasty and slight caramel flavors malt fans crave, then fermented with a neutral California ale yeast for the clean, dry finish loved by local West coast beer drinkers.

Awards: Gold 2014 Los Angeles International Beer Competition- English-Style Brown Ale
Gold- Extra Special Bitter 2013 California State Fair
2nd Place English Pale 2009 California State Fair
1st Place Amber Ale 2007 California State Fair
3rd Place English Pale Ale 2006 California State Fair
Silver 2004 World Beer Cup
Bronze 2003 California State Fair

Hops: Bravo, East Kent Goldings, Willamette

Grains/Adjuncts: American 2 Row Barley, Simpsons Crystal 50-60, Simpsons Caramalt 30-37, Simpsons Brown/Coffee Malt

Yeast: White Labs 001

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Available near Ashburn, Virginia

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