Watts Brewing Company

Watts Brewing Company is a nano brewery based in Bothell, WA. We are dedicated to brewing quality beers that appeal to both beer snobs and people who couldn't care less. 

 

BLUE ORCHARD BITTER

One day at the brewery, we decided to play the old "let's see how much flavor we can pack into a low alcohol beer" game.  What, you don't play that game at home?  Well it's not a new one–the English have been playing for years–but somehow it's been slow to hop the pond.

Anyhow, the winning recipe was a beautiful malt forward pale ale, clocking in at only 4%.  It's American through and through–from the yeast to the malts to the hops–yet the panoply of rich caramel malts evoke the beers of the Britons.  The Anglo-American alliance has never tasted so good.

That alliance extends to the name as well.  The blue orchard bee–also known as a mason bee as the female fortifies her nest with mud–is a native of the Pacific northwest.  It spends its time patrolling the orchards that produce our state's iconic apples, pears, and cherries.  100% American, born and bred.  Yet for the style we chose the term "bitter," a uniquely English appellation for this unique class of ale.

Kidding, we just liked the alliteration.

ESB

ALCOHOL
4.0% ABV

BITTERNESS
Low

MALTS
Pale, Vienna, Crystal, Biscuit, oats