HAD 45: British Bitters

We’re pretty bitter today, not about anything in particular, we are just talking about Bitter Beer. We’re going to try and figure out this distinctly English style of beer and maybe figure out more English things. Maybe today we’ll finally figure out how to play cricket. Probably not, but still, we can come in and have a drink.


Oskar Bluth

Brewers Ass. growth figures
Bud going green?


It’s Oberon season!

Voodoo Ranger

Brewery MADNESS!


BJCP 2015 Style Guidelines



  • Beer: Hop Syndrome Lager

  • Brewery: Epic Brewing Company

  • Style: Premium Lager

  • ABV: 4.5%

  • IBUs: ?

  • RateBeer Score: 62/92

  • Brewery’s description: This wonderful hoppy lager is a new addition to our ever-expanding Exponential (Seasonal) Series. The Crystal hops give it a clean spice while the Calypso hops give it a pleasant, almost fruity aroma. Easy to drink, perfect for a summer day out.


  • Beer: 1957 All Star Ale

  • Brewery: Braxton

  • Style: English Style Mild

  • ABV:  4.0%

  • IBUs: 17

  • RateBeer Score: needs more ratings

  • Brewery’s description: There’s two things Cincinnati loves. Beer and baseball. In 1957, the city proved its passion by voting all but one Reds position player to the All-Star Game. Now, with the spotlight of baseball nation shining bright on the Queen City, we prove our passion for beer. 1957 packs all the familiar flavors of your favorite caramel-coated baseball snack. During All-Star week, we hope you find this English Style Mild as popular as the ’57 Reds. Go out to the ballgame, root, root, root for the home team, buy some peanuts and … 1957.

    1957 is a one of a kind beer that was brewed just for Cincinnati’s All Star Summer. Utilizing specialty malts this English Style Mild features a unique nuttiness and caramel-like sweetness that was intended to remind you of America’s favorite ball park snack. A faint hop presence to balance the light malt body makes this a great summer time, “take-me-out-to-the-ball-game” beer.


  • Glacier Cherry Gatorade (post-party)

    • With added Electrolytes

    • Sodium: 250 mg

    • Potassium: 65 mg


  • Da Hong Pao Oolong Tea

  • Gongfu Style

  • Fujian Province, China

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