Saturday, February 06, 2010
Day 37 Drink: Rock Bottom Brewer's Select Extra Special Bitter
Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery's Dave Gonzalez produces a good line up of standard brewpub beers and some interesting seasonals at the Charlotte location. The brewery's Uptown Charlotte location is convenient for people heading to sporting events and concerts, or for a pint after work. This Rock Bottom is actual part of the Gordon Biersch Restaurants chain.
Rock Bottom Brewer's Select Extra Special Bitter pours with a thick, chunky head and a bright amber color. The beer's flavor is more malty than you might expect from an ESB. The hops are present, but do not dominate. Very drinkable with a smooth, slightly sweet finish.