FORT SASKATCHEWAN, AB – Two Sergeants Brewing has announced the release of a new limited edition beer that commemorates an Edmonton police officer who recently died in the line of duty.
Patrolman’s ESB was created in honour of Constable Daniel Woodall, an 8 year veteran of the Edmonton Police who was shot and killed in June while issuing an arrest warrant related to a hate crime.
Developed in consultation with his widow Claire in order to be a beer that British ex-pat Woodall would have enjoyed, Patrolman’s ESB is described in a review by Jason Foster of On Beer:
It looked like a classic ESB, with a medium orange hue and a decent, tight white head on top. The aroma was a bit subdued – I simply didn’t get very much from it. The front part of the sip was lighter than I hoped and offered a sharp graininess and edge that seemed a bit out of whack for the style. However, in the latter half of the sip, the beer really hits its stride. A rich toffee and soft caramel builds alongside an earthy hop bitterness. The bitterness comes out quite a bit in this version, but is held in balance by the growing malt body.
Patrolman’s ESB was launched last week at the Edmonton location of CRAFT Beer Market, where the draught version will be available exclusively, with $1 from each pint being donated to the Daniel Woodall Family Fund. A bottled version will follow at a later date, with 10 per cent of proceeds also going to the Fund.