The Ordinary Bitter is the ultimate ‘session’ beer. Low in alcohol and carbonation, but high in flavour, it is the perfect beer to sit and quaff all day. And night.
Perhaps an odd choice as the first style to brew, especially in winter, but what is amazing about this beer, and all UK beers really, is the mix of complexity with absolute drinkability. This is what makes these types of beers challenging to brew.
The key to making this beer taste like it does in the UK? Use British ingredients. We used Maris Otter malt, fuggles hops and Nottingham British ale yeast (not from the UK, but British style)- simple and all imported. Of course, that still leaves out one ingredient and, in my humble opinion, the most important ingredient – water.
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