While shopping at Meijer, I came across these four craft beers in their beer aisle. There are several grocery and drug stores that are doing their name brand craft beer. I believe this is the Meijer Brand Name Craft beer. After doing some research, I have discovered that is not the case. This is a real brewery from New York. There is not a lot of information on this brewery but they are from Rochester, New York. This brewery is own by the Genesee Brewing Company. Let us get into the beer.
It has a nice copper color with no head. There is really no smell to this beer. The taste of this American Pale Ale is a sweet carbonation with a slight citrus malty in it. It is loss between an English Pale Ale and West Coast Pale Ale. It is drinkable but without a lot of flavor to the body of the beer.
Here is a description from the beer bottle:
Harkening back to old world brewing styles, Roscoe’s Hop House uses the highest quality malts and hops to bring forth this smooth, bright-flavored Pale Ale. With a nod to the past, this nicely balanced, true ale is brewed using traditional brewing methods for a unique flavor profile. The password to our best kept secret is found inside the bottle.
Here is a some awards that they won with this beer on their website (www.roscoeshophouse.com):
Roscoe’s Hop House Pale Ale
Gold Medal – Monde Selection, 2011
Silver Medal / 86 Points “Highly Recommended”- BTI,
World Beer Championship 2011
86 Points – Wine Enthusiast, June 2010
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
Twitter: no twitter account
In closing, I am pretty stun on pretty good this Pale Ale. I am not saying this is a staple of Pale Ales but for the price you are paying for this beer. It is kind of worth it and is a great value. The only problem for us in Chicago, it is only available at Meijer stores. It has a good hop and malt balances. I really enjoy drinking this beer and I might have to add it to my regular lineup of beers. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser