Strong Bitter near Ashburn, Virginia

Fuller's ESB

Fuller's ESB

Strong Bitter5.9% ABV35 IBU

Fuller Smith & Turner PLCLondon, United Kingdom

ESB has a wonderful rich mahogany appearance. Taking in the nose, the beer is bursting with cherry and orange, balanced by soft malty toffee and caramel notes.

Robinson Iron Maiden Trooper

Robinson Iron Maiden Trooper

Strong Bitter4.7% ABV35 IBU

Robinson's BreweryStockport, United Kingdom

Malt flavours and citric notes from a unique blend of Bobec, Goldings and Cascade hops dominate this deep golden ale.

Wychwood Hobgoblin

Wychwood Hobgoblin

Strong Bitter5.2% ABV24 IBU

Wychwood Brewery Company LtdUnited Kingdom

Full bodied ESB with chocolate toffee malt flavor balanced by a moderate bitterness.

Redhook ESB

Redhook ESB

Strong Bitter5.8% ABV28 IBU

Redhook Ale BreweryWoodinville, WA

This brew is all about the balance of caramel malt sweetness completed by spicy, citrusy hops.

Lightning American Amber

Lightning American Amber

Strong Bitter7.5% ABV

Lightning BreweryPoway, CA

This is our take on the English Extra Special Bitter. This recipe has been brewed largley unchanged for upwards of 25 years while our head brewer was still in graduate school. Our version is hoppier, more malty, and has a higher ABV than its British cousin, but retains a suprising balance and drinkability. A tall cream-colored head tops off this gorgeous dark amber beer.

Community Public Ale

Community Public Ale

Strong Bitter5.5% ABV38 IBU

Community Beer CompanyDallas, TX

An English-style Extra Special Bitter (ESB). The perfect pub pint to share with your mates. Public Ale's name is an ode to a sessionable style that not only has been commonly found in English public houses for centuries, but can be enjoyed today by everyone within our Community. While the hops are noticeable, they are part of an integrated whole, leaving the beer very well balanced and drinkable.

De Molen Engels

De Molen Engels

Strong Bitter4.4% ABV

Brouwerij De MolenBodegraven, Netherlands

Shipyard Old Thumper

Shipyard Old Thumper

Strong Bitter5.6% ABV

Shipyard Brewing CompanyPortland, ME

Black Mesa ESB

Black Mesa ESB

Strong Bitter6.0% ABV

Black Mesa Brewing Co.Oklahoma City, OK

Figueroa Mountain Guv'nor

Figueroa Mountain Guv'nor

Special Bitter5.1% ABV23 IBU

Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.Buellton, CA

This tan brew has a nose of earthy English hops with subtle notes of apple and pear.

French Broad 13 Rebels ESB

French Broad 13 Rebels ESB

Strong Bitter5.2% ABV

French Broad BreweryAsheville, NC, NC

1836

1836

Copper Ale5.8% ABV40 IBU

Buffalo Bayou Brewing CompanyHouston, TX

1836 combines our three favorite brewing traditions: the British Bitters, the Belgian Trappist ales, & the American Hop Movement.

Gibb's Hundred The Guilty Party ESB

Gibb's Hundred The Guilty Party ESB

Strong Bitter5.1% ABV37 IBU

Gibb's Hundred Brewing CompanyGreensboro, NC

Mad Fox English Summer Ale

Mad Fox English Summer Ale

Strong Bitter5.2% ABV

Mad Fox Brewing CompanyFalls Church, VA

Available at very few places nearby

An emerging beer style developing in the UK, golden hued, light malt accented brew made with English pale and German pilsner malts and then lightly hopped with American Citra hops. This is a great beer to enjoy on the hand pump. Earned a Bronze Medal at the 2011 Great American Beer Festival®.

Ska ESB

Ska ESB

Strong Bitter5.8% ABV58 IBU

Ska Brewing CompanyDurango, CO

This English Special Bitter is our “Special Ale.” Special because it was the second canned microbrew in the nation (after Dale’s Pale Ale). Special because the Galena hops and pale ale malts create a crisp first sip, a hoppy tongue, and a malty sweet finish. Though “bitter” is part of the name, “better” would be a more accurate term. Fresh and lively, this canned beer suits the needs of any outdoor enthusiast. Like it says on the can: Fish, Luau, Golf, Raft, Toboggan. Ska can!

Spindle Tap Honey Hole-Esb

Spindle Tap Honey Hole-Esb

Strong Bitter7.0% ABV40 IBU

Spindle Tap BreweryHouston, TX

A trio of English hops with honey malt in the mash and clover honey in the boil make for a very well balanced, easy drinking ESB.

Wild Modus Vivendi

Wild Modus Vivendi

Strong Bitter7.0% ABV

The Wild Beer CoWestcombe, United Kingdom

Beachwood BBQ Hops Of Brixton

Beachwood BBQ Hops Of Brixton

Strong Bitter6.1% ABV

Beachwood BBQ & BrewingLong Beach, CA

Bomber ESB

Bomber ESB

Strong Bitter5.2% ABV35 IBU

Bomber BrewingVancouver, BC

Drake's Amber Ale

Drake's Amber Ale

Strong Bitter5.9% ABV28 IBU

Drake's Brewing CompanySan Leandro, CA

An English-American Extra Special Bitter, or ESB. This deep copper brew has a earthy hop aroma from East Kent Goldings and Willamette hops but delivers a distinctly toasted, malty flavor from Crystal and Chocolate specialty malts.

Driftwood Naughty Hildegard

Driftwood Naughty Hildegard

Strong Bitter6.5% ABV

Driftwood Brewing CompanyVictoria, BC

High Cotton ESB

High Cotton ESB

Strong Bitter6.0% ABV42 IBU

High Cotton Brewery CoMemphis, TN

Moa 5 Hop

Moa 5 Hop

Strong Bitter6.2% ABV45 IBU

Moa Beer CompanyBlenheim, New Zealand

Moa Five Hop Winter Ale utilises pilsner, Vienna, Munich and crystal malts to produce a distinctive mouth feel and flavour. New Zealand grown B Saaz and Hallertau aroma hops are used to produce an ale with an extremely high bitterness. An English ale yeast completes this ‘Brewer’s Beer’. Moa Five Hop is a strong ale fermented at warm temperatures to maximise aromatic and floral aromas. The English ale yeast provides a low apparent attenuation and sweeter finish. Bottle conditioned, Moa Five Hop will age well. Moa Five Hop is best served at approximately 9-11˚C in a tulip glass.

Stoudt's Scarlet Lady ESB

Stoudt's Scarlet Lady ESB

Strong Bitter4.8% ABV32 IBU

Stoudt's Brewing CoAdamstown, PA

Tetley's English Ale

Tetley's English Ale

Strong Bitter3.6% ABV

Carlsberg BreweryCopenhagen, Denmark

105 West Ian ESB

105 West Ian ESB

Strong Bitter5.7% ABV44 IBU

105 West Brewing CompanyCastle Rock, CO

4204 Main St. The Answer Session Ale

4204 Main St. The Answer Session Ale

Strong Bitter4.8% ABV

4204 Main St.Belleville, IL

Arcadia Ales Thundertrail ESB

Arcadia Ales Thundertrail ESB

Strong Bitter6.0% ABV

Arcadia AlesBattle Creek, MI

Barrio Inaugural ESB

Barrio Inaugural ESB

Strong Bitter5.3% ABV33 IBU

Barrio Brewing CompanyTucson, AZ

Bent Paddle 14 Degree ESB

Bent Paddle 14 Degree ESB

Strong Bitter5.6% ABV32 IBU

Bent Paddle Brewing Co.Duluth, MN

Our well rounded approach to the classic British Ale. There’s middle of the road, and there’s middle of the river. And if there’s one thing that’s important in the middle of the river – it’s balance. Our ESB is incredibly well balanced with a slight toasted malt flavor, traditional British hop accents with just a hint of pine and citrus from the unexpected Amarillo / Ahtanum dry-hop. AWARDS: 2014 BRONZE, Great American Beer Festival ABV: 5.6% IBU: 32 Malts: Pale, Golden Promise, Aromatic, Crystal 10, Crystal 55, Crystal 155 Hops: CTZ, East Kent Goldings, Glacier, Amarillo, Ahtanum Availability: Year-Round Packaging: Draft + 12oz Cans

Bier Brewery ESB

Bier Brewery ESB

Strong Bitter6.2% ABV42 IBU

Bier BreweryIndianapolis, IN

Boundary Bay ESB

Boundary Bay ESB

Strong Bitter5.4% ABV45 IBU

Boundary Bay BreweryBellingham, WA

Breckenridge Well Built ESB

Breckenridge Well Built ESB

Strong Bitter7.8% ABV

Breckenridge BreweryLittleton, CO

Brieux Carré Old Square

Brieux Carré Old Square

Strong Bitter4.8% ABV33 IBU

Brieux Carré Brewing CompanyNew Orleans, LA

Buckledown Lock, Stock, N 2 Smokin' Barrels

Buckledown Lock, Stock, N 2 Smokin' Barrels

Strong Bitter5.6% ABV

Buckledown BrewingLyons, IL

Bull Bush Tower ESB

Bull Bush Tower ESB

Strong Bitter6.8% ABV

Bull & Bush BreweryDenver, CO

Burning Beard Banksy

Burning Beard Banksy

Strong Bitter5.5% ABV30 IBU

Burning Beard Brewing Co.El Cajon, CA

ChuckAlek English Style Bitter

ChuckAlek English Style Bitter

Strong Bitter6.0% ABV

ChuckAlek Independent BrewersRamona, CA

Clipper City Heavy Seas Winter Storm Category 5 Ale

Clipper City Heavy Seas Winter Storm Category 5 Ale

Strong Bitter7.5% ABV50 IBU

Clipper City BreweryMD, United States

Conshohocken Puddlers Row

Conshohocken Puddlers Row

Strong Bitter5.4% ABV

Conshohocken Brewery CompanyConshohocken, PA