We brewed Scratch #219 as a tribute to our long-time friend, Jeff “Biff” Beinhaur, who recently succumbed to a three-year battle with pancreatic cancer. Jeff was a brewery tour guide and has been a friend of the brewery from the beginning. He even served as one of the earliest volunteers on our packaging line. Scratch #219 harkens back to our original Tröegs E.S.B. (Extra Special Bitter), one of Jeff’s all-time favorites. Using some notes from his previous homebrew recipes, we made a few tweaks to our E.S.B. to create an “Extra Special Biff” in honor of Jeff. 6.4% ABV.