Hopped with Northdown and East Kent Goldings. Malt driven by Warminster floor malted Maris Otter with small amounts of Simpsons dark English crystal and a touch of Crisp Pale chocolate malt. Taste is rounded with a sweet and spicy up front flavor with a dry finish and a cleansing hop bite. Over a century ago the Atlantic facing shore of Cape Cod was dotted with lifeboat stations manned by the U.S. Lifesaving Service—predecessor of today’s U.S. Coast Guard. Ever vigilant to a foundered vessel surfman from each station would patrol sections of the beach in all types of weather. When two surfman would meet at the ends of their patrols they would exchange their “surfman’s check” (a badge with their serial number and assigned life saving station) as proof they had completed their patrol. Today, accomplished and highly skilled Boatswains Mates in the US Guard can be certified as “surfman” and awarded a surfman check to designated their level of expertise. Our bold and flavorful ESB pays homage to the U.S. Lifesaving Service crews of the past and the men and woman of the present day Coast Guard who are “Always Ready” to go into harm’s way to save a life.