Cloning Competition #3

Barley’s Homebrewing Supplies is excited to announce our next cloning competition.
The Beer:

Bomber Brewing – ESB

“Honouring the classic British ESB, and celebrating the innovations of the Yakima Valley, this Extra Special Bitter seamlessly blends BC-grown barley and the Crystal Malts of Great Britain with North America’s most aromatic hops. This ESB is all about balance.”
Style: Extra Special Bitter
ABV: 5.2%
Original Gravity: 1.053
Bitterness: 40 IBU
Colour: 15 SRM
Tasting Notes:
Notes of roasted coffee, chocolate, and molasses, finished with a balanced hop bitterness.

The Challenge:

Brew it! Get as close as you can with the available information.
The Event:
At the end of March (Tentatively scheduled as Thursday March 26th at 7pm) your beer will be judged by Blair Calibaba, Head brewer at Bomber. He will decide the winning beer based, solely, on similarity to the Bomber ESB. Win or lose, you will be given some brief notes on your beer by the expert himself.
The Stakes:
The winner will have the opportunity to take part in a brew day at Bomber!
How to enter:
1) Please email me ( to let me know that you will be entering the competition.
Note: It’s OK to enter with a brewing partner or to submit more than one version of your clone.
2) Bring one or two bottles of your homebrew to Barley’s Homebrewing Supplies. You can bring your beer on the day of the event or up to a week prior. You (and your beer) will be given a number. No need to provide information on your recipe but if you are attending the tasting event, feel free to bring that information along to share with other competitors.
3) The winner will be announced at the event. If you are not present at the event and you are the winner, we will email to let you know (Make sure I have your email address!).
4) The winner will be able to organize with Blair and the Bomber Brewing team, a suitable day to be at the brewery.
Good luck and have fun!

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