E.S.B. is brewed to about the strength of Copperhead with a color almost as deep as the John Brown Ale. We used Pale Ale Malt, Caramel Malt, Special B malt and a little Roasted Barley to give this beer a firm malt foundation. The Hop level is towards the high end, nearly equaling that of the Copperhead. For a fine hop flavor and aroma we used only English East Kent Goldings hops from start to finish. Hop aroma is moderate and this beer was not dry-hopped.