Saturday, July 11, 2020

Pic(k) of the Week: ESB in happier times

Beer on Small Brewery Sunday

On 1 December 2019, this was Origination ESB, on draught in the taproom at Lost Druid Brewery for Small Brewery Sunday, in the (small) city of Avondale Estates, Georgia, USA.

If this image looks familiar, it's because I originally posted it to YFGF's Facebook page that same day. It deserves an overdue elevation to Pic(k) of the Week status.

Considering the craft beer world's current state of affairs (let alone, the world), remembering Small Brewery Sunday on any day might not be a bad thing. In better times,
Every dollar a beer lover spent at a craft brewery fueled a small business that supports the economic health of its local community.
The 'craft' beer industry:
  • Contributed $79.1 billion to the U.S. economy.
  • Provided 559,545 total jobs.
  • Gave an estimated $92.6 million to charitable organizations.
—the [U.S.] Brewers Association's 2018 Economic Impact Report

And Origination, itself?
An autumnal interplay of malts and hops provides for exquisite balance in this English extra special bitter [ESB]. Light earthy, herbal hop character intermingles with bready, toffee-like malt notes to produce a highly sessionable ale for the fall season. 5.7 % abv [alcohol-by-volume].

Extra specially tasty, it was.

  • Pic(k) of the Week: one in a weekly series of images posted on Saturdays, and occasionally, but not always (as is the case today), with a good fermentable as the subject.
  • Photo 28 of 52, for year 2020. See it on Flickr: here.
  • Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M10 II.
    • Lens: Lumix G 20/F1.7 II.
    • Settings: 20 mm | 1/3 sec | ISO 200 | f/5.6
  • Commercial reproduction requires explicit permission, as per Creative Commons.

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