Formerly brewed at Alaskan Brewing Company
Bitter Billiken Ale is a medium-bodied, deceptively-sessionable ale brewed as an Americanized version of the
classic English Best Bitter style. Slightly darker than the traditional Best Bitter, the Billiken glows a rich chestnut
color, echoing the complex and European-focused malt flavors. Nutty, toasted almond, biscuity, and toffee
malt flavors flirt with hints of wheat and chocolate. Fruity hop aroma and flavor with notes of mango, tropical
fruit, strawberry and subtle resin is imparted by hearty dry-hopping using several U.S. hop varieties, including
Simcoe, Bravo and El Dorado—a new hop variety harvested for the first time in 2010. The result is a quick burst
of hop fruitiness, aroma and flavor that does not overwhelm the complex malt flavor.