This kind of beer comes from England and is considered to be the English beer heritage. In Britain they make around 250 kinds of the bitter beer. For the first wort hopping, we use Columbus hop, for the second English Fuggle, which is the most famous English hop and its pedigree goes back to 1875, and for the third hopping we use English hop Bramling Cross. For dry hopping we use Bramling Cross as well. Thanks to the English hops, the character of the aroma reminds of red currant and oranges. The hop aroma is less intense than with IPA beers. Our ESB is less zesty, which is typical for this kind of beer. Higher temperature (around 13 °C) helps the aroma and the taste to fully come out.
|style||ESB (Extra Special Bitter)|
|Malt||Pilsner, Munich, Caramel, carapils, barley|
|Hops||Columbus, Fuggle, Bramling Cross|
The Matuška Brewery was founded on April 13th, 2009, which was an Easter Monday. The very first batch was brewed on this day and the beer was our special dark lager beer. The brewery falls in the mini-brewery category and it was founded by brewmaster Martin Matuška, who has been working in the beer industry since 1981.