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20/20 ESP - Canned for the Helping Hand collaboration beer


Mankato Brewery is excited to announce its first Canned for the Helping Hand collaboration beer with Carlson-Tillisch Eye Clinic in Mankato, Minn. Canned for the Helping Hand is a series of beers to be released in 2020 that are targeted back at giving to those in need. It’s fitting to start out the year 2020 creating an optometry-inspired brew with the goal of providing those in need with 20/20 vision.

A portion of the proceeds and donations will go to the Lions Club Sight Grant Program. The Lions Clubs is an international non-political service organization originally established in 1917. The Mankato Lions were founded in October of 1925. We collect used eyeglass frames and hearing aids to those in need. We also award sight grants of $150 for those in need and we perform KidSight screenings for children.

Contributions to the The Lions Club Sight Grant Program can be made here: Mankato Lions Club; PO Bos 303; Mankato, MN 56001.”

20/20 ESP is an American take on a traditionally English ale, extra special bitter. It is crafted with Vienna and Munich malt for caramel tones, El Dorado and Fuggle hops for a zesty melon aroma, a slight nutty-like note from our yeast, and a touch of beech smoke. We’ve taken to calling this unique twist on a traditional style an Extra Special Pale Ale or ESP. We’ve designed the beer to cater to the sweet malt lovers, session-able-beer drinkers, and aroma hop enthusiasts. Its 20 SRM (Standard Reference Method), a rating of color used by brewers, and 20 IBU (International Bitterness Units), a perceived measurement of bitterness, give it an amber-red hue and mildly bitter flavor.”


Style: ESP

ALC: 6.0% by Vol

IBU: 20

Color: 20 SRM

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