Best by Saltaire Brewery
Best Bitter, 4.4%
All British ingredients, three malts, roasted barley and three hops - Admiral, Challenger and Goldings, and the most traditional recipe, gives this classic Best Bitter a perfect balance of rich malt backbone with fruity hop notes.
The live tasting of this beer was on 14th January 2021 #BeerBods
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Saltaire Brewery, on the outskirts of Bradford, takes its name from the World Heritage Site where Sir Titus Salt built his textile empire on the River Aire. The mill on the brewery's logo and pump clips pay homage to the area’s past glory days. Fitting for an area renowned for its industrial heritage, the brewery lives in a former generating hall which used to provide electricity for the Bradford trams.
Former lawyer Tony Gartland and chemist Derek Todd launched their first beer at the wonderful Saltaire Beer Festival back in 2005. The problem was the brewery wasn’t ready yet. So they rented a brewery in Derbyshire and somehow got the beer out. They moved into their shiny headquarters in Saltaire, West Yorks the following year and have been flat out ever since.
From modern twists on very traditional beers to hop-forward American inspired ales, Saltaire has consistently bridged the gap between the traditional and modern craft beer scenes for more than a decade.
It’s Saltaire’s take on a more traditional beer style that we’re big fans of though. This week’s beer, Saltaire Best, a classic English Best Bitter is unapologetically simple and traditional but executed to perfection. All British ingredients and the most traditional recipe gives this classic Best Bitter a perfect balance of rich malt backbone with subtle, fruity hop character. We just LOVE it!