In this beer blog, we are getting into another beer from 21st Amendment Brewery. It is their Toaster Pastry India Red Ale. If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this West Coast craft brewery. If you have not, please, read them to get to know this California base craft brewery. Let us get into this red IPA.
It has a clear red color with a white constant head. The aroma has a citrus with hints of nutty notes. The taste has a sweet malty to biscuit notes with a strawberry jam aftertaste. It is a sipping beer.
Our first beer out of our new brewery is an homage to its former life as a toaster pastry factory.
Biscuit malts give the beer a slightly nutty, crust-like flavor, while pale and dark Crystal malts create the mouthfeel and flavors reminiscent of strawberry jam. Calypso and other experimental hops give this ruby ale a welcome bite, plus a few more in the hop back for a toasty-sweet aroma.
In the end, I always love picking up new beers from this brewery. It does not matter what the craft brewery puts out. My last trip to Ohio, I was happy to see this beer on their shelves at Joseph Beverage Center. There is a nice balance on this beer. I like it. I do not think this brewery puts out a bad beer. I highly recommend this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
in this beer blog, we are going to sample another brew from Cigar City Brewing. It is their Tocobaga Red Ale. If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this Florida craft brewery. If you have not, please, read them to get to know Cigar City Brewery. Let us get into this red ale.
It has a clear red color with a constant white head. The smell has a sweet malty to slight and I mean very slight caramel notes. The taste has a sweet malty notes with a dry and slight bitter aftertaste. It is a pretty drinkable beer.
The Tocobaga lived off the bounty of Tampa Bay hundreds of years before the arrival of the Spanish in the 1500’s. They were potters, tool makers and the only Florida natives to grow maize. The large platform mounds they built are still with us today, with one of the largest found near Old Tampa Bay in Safety Harbor, Florida. Climb to the top, and with a little imagination, you can see Tampa Bay as they did.
Ending, I am not a fan of red and amber ales. I love trying new beers from around the world. I was happy to see this in my case that my friend brought back from his trip. There is some nice tasting notes that this beer gives you. I would not be upset if this is the only Cigar City beer that I get rest of my life. Cigar City Brewery makes some good beer and I love the back story of each of their beers. I highly recommend this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! \m/
In this fall beer blog, we are going to get into Big Leaf Maple Autumn Red Ale from Anchor Brewery. If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their Anchor Brewing IPA post, you know the history of this craft brewery. If you have not, please, read it to get to know this west coast craft brewery. Let us get into this fall beer.
It has a nice clear red to amber color with a white head. The aroma has a sweet malt to hints of maple syrup. The taste has a carbonated malty to slight nutty notes. The aftertaste is a dry slight burned maple syrup to malty notes. It is pretty drinkable beer.
Our fall seasonal, BigLeaf Maple Autumn Red™, was inspired by a native California tree, its incredible leaves, its delicious syrup, and the best colors of fall. Bigleaf maple thrives along the banks of California’s mountain streams. Native Californians once made rope and baskets from its bark. Today, artisans handcraft its wood and burl into custom guitars. In autumn its huge leaves, up to a foot across, can display a full range of color as they slowly turn from green to gold to red. Bigleaf maple sugaring in California dates to the 1800s; yet this tree’s unusually flavorful syrup remains the product of a small group of hobbyists. A hint of maple—including bigleaf maple—syrup in every brew perfectly complements the malty complexity, balanced hoppiness, and rich fall hue of BigLeaf Maple Autumn Red™, a red ale like no other.
In closing, I was looking forward to trying this beer. I was pretty interested on how the maple syrup would go over with the red ale. I liked it. The aftertaste is pretty dry aftertaste. There is some nice flavor and some complex notes. I enjoyed drinking this beer. I might be picking up some more before the end of the season. There is so many fall seasonals that I want to get into. I like this beer if it was for dessert or a late night beer. I know there are some people that can drink this while they are tailgating. This is a great beer. I recommend it. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
In this beer blog, we are going to sample another beer from Blue Point Brewery. It is their Imperial Red Ale that they brew for Ashley’s Ann Arbor and Westland for their 30th Anniversary. Ashley’s Bar is a nice craft bar with 48 taps and over 100 bottles. They had several craft breweries around the country brewing a special beer for their celebration. If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of Blue Point Brewery. If you have not, please, read those beer blog posts to get to know this East Coast Craft Brewery. Let us get into this beer.
It has a clear red or amber color with a nice white constant head. The aroma has hoppy malty like a sweet hoppy candy notes. The taste is a sweet malty notes with a lightly carbonated notes. Aftertaste has malty dry finish. It does not last long. It is pretty drinkable beer.
Here is a description from the beer bottle:
With half a dozen different malts, including Abbey, Carafa, Munich, and Victory – plus Citra, Mt. Rainier, and Styrian Bobek hops, there’s bound to be something for everyone in this big, red ale that we’ve handcrafted especially for Ashley’s. Cheers! Mark and Pete
In closing, how can I go wrong with this brew. I have my favorite craft beer bar and one of my favorite craft breweries. I am not a huge fan of Red Ales. I was pretty impressed with this beer. I have to say this beer aged pretty well. This red ale has a big hop bite with a nice drinkable malty backbone finish. I love the aroma to the taste and the color. There is everything going on in this brew. I hope you have a chance to try this brew. I recommend this brew. I hope to find this beer in draft again and soon. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/