In this beer blog, we are going to get into the first beer from Latitude 42 Brewery. It is their Red Beard’s India Style Red Ale. There is not much history on this Michigan craft brewery. I know they opened their doors some time last year. They are one of the best young Michigan craft brewery. They are packaging their beers in cans like most Michigan craft brewery Let us get into this Red Ale.
This Red IPA has a clear red to amber color with a nice white head. The aroma has a malty to a slight citrus notes. The taste has a creamy malty to citrus notes. The aftertaste has a dry malty hoppy finish. It is pretty drinkable beer.
Here is a description from their website (www.latitude42brewingco.com):
Red Beard’s India Red Ale
Our red ale is a cross between a northwest red ale and an India pale ale hence the style India red ale. The dark amber-colored brew uses a variety of crystal malts and premium 2-row malt as well as Munich malt to create a full-bodied ale. Generous additions of Chinook, centennial and simcoe hops impart abundant hop character. Together the malts and hops generate a tasty rich and quaffable ale. 6.5%
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Closing, I had a chance to stop by this craft brewery when I was moving back to Michigan from Chicago. I heard rumors they will be opening very soon. I took a chance to stop for lunch and sample a flight of their beers. This was one of the beer that I sampled. I really enjoyed this one and a few of their other beers. I would have sampled more of their beers but I had to drive to the other side of the state. I like it but it depends on the price. I am finding most of the Michigan craft beers are always but sometimes are over priced. I believe I will be able to mix this beer into my regular beer line up. There is not too many really good red IPA’s. I will mix this one in to give me a different IPA once in a while. It is not overly hoppy but just enough to drink a few of them. I highly recommend this beer and I cannot wait to see their beers in liquor stores on southeast part of Michigan. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser