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Automatic

Light British Ale

easy-drinking
English
classic

This balanced, easy-drinker has a surprising amount of flavor for its low alcohol content. You’ll automatically want another.

Story Behind the Name
With Automatic, we pay homage to our brewery's Capitol Hill location, a monument of Seattle's historic auto row. Plus, this light-bodied, satisfyingly refreshing ale is such an easy drinker, reaching for one quickly becomes Automatic.
Occasion
Any time, any day, a perfect introduction for new beer drinkers
Official Style
Ordinary Bitter
Why We Don't Call It That
In the 1800s, when English brewers first coined the name, "Ordinary Bitter", no one had ever tasted the intense bite of a hop-heavy IPA. But in today's beer world, where the bar for bitterness is constantly being raised, last century's bitter beers, are this century's mildest offerings. Needless to say, this style name is in desperate need of an update. Plus, to most people, "ordinary bitter" sounds at best, boring, and at worst, unpleasant.
If you like...
Macro Beer, light, refreshing, easy-drinker, English beers, English tea, light amber ales
IBUs
21
Malts
Maris Otter Pale, Crystal
Hops
Magnum, East Kent Goldings, Challenger
Yeast
English Ale
Color
Copper
Aromas & Flavors
A tad bready, malty, slightly bitter, graham cracker, herbal
Key Comparisons
A lighter version of One
Other Notes
This beer combines just 2 malts and 3 hops to create a surprisingly complex beer. This is the little sibling to Optimism One. It’s a balanced, all-day ale, with a low ABV of 3.7% and classic English malt character.