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ESBAs with each of our beers, the ESB has a story. Squatch has a history of brewing great beer here in the Cascades. For the ESB, furry woodland creatures would travel for miles to get a taste of the 'Gold Standard'. The ingredients were tough to come by in those days, so Squatch was only able to brew one batch of the ESB a year. The popularity of the beer continued to spread with every batch until it became one of the most anticipated annual events in the area. Today, the celebration continues as a day is set aside for this great tasting beer. This day is called 'Golden Beer Day', arriving on April 1st each year. After a few years of great success the macro breweries across the country started to replicate the festival, but their beer fell far short of the original recipe. So, the day became known as 'Fools Gold', as only a fool would believe that the macro beer tasted as good as the original ESB. Over time, the name has been changed to "April Fool's Day", but at FPB we still celebrate the original festival with 'Golden Beer Day'.

Forbidden Peak Brewery will forever be in debt to Squatch for sharing this unique and amazing recipe with us. It has delighted the lives of each of us at the brewery and we hope it will touch everyone else in the same way. So far it has and needless to say, FPB is struggling to keep up supply with the heavy demand on this beer. Grab a good friend, our ESB, and share in a pint of our finest.

Forbidden Peak Brewery - 2009