We tipped you earlier to tomorrow's public tapping ― and naming ― of the house brew at Public House. It's a cask-conditioned beer from Magnolia's Dave McLean, who just finished revealing the name to us (sorry Traci). Ready? It's Billy Sunday Bitter.
It's a pale copper English-style bitter (“a style which, actually, isn't very bitter,” McLean says), made from heirloom Maris Otter malt (hey beer geeks: you're welcome). We'll let McLean take it from there:
It's moderately hopped (24 “bitterness units”, in a bit of a nod to a number that's meaningful to the ballpark and Giants fans), with two English-originated varieties: Goldings and Challenger…. The marriage of all of those ingredients gives the beer a really evocative English feel, enhanced by the fact that it is served cask conditioned at cellar temperature. It's really a proper bitter, like one might find at any good pub in the U.K.