For an unique and memorable way to celebrate the grand opening of the River Rat Brew Trail, the brewmasters at Old Forge Brewing Company, Marley’s Brewery & Grille, and Three Beards Brewing collaborated on a limited edition brew that will be available starting today.
The River Rat Red Ale, an Irish Red Ale collaboration from the brewmasters at Old Forge Brewing Company, Marley’s Brewery & Grille, and Three Beards Brewing offers a good mix of well-rounded and balanced malt flavors and hoppiness that is easy to please. The River Rat Red Ale has a robust malty profile; with a medium to full body, and offers a balanced bitterness with fruity, piney, resinous flavor and aroma. Celebrate the River Rat Brew Trail grand opening weekend with this limited edition Irish Red Ale with pints at Old Forge Brewing Company and Marley’s Brewery & Grille, and samples at Three Beards Brewing at Spyglass Ridge Winery while supplies last.
A Pilsner base malt, with Munich, Carared, Flaked Oats, dark caramel, and a little roast barley with some chocolate malt for color enhancement was used. It was hopped in the kettle and dry hopped with Eureka and Australian Topaz. The River Rat Red Ale is 5.5%ABV and 50 IBU.
At Old Forge Brewing Company pair the River Rat Red Ale with the Blue Jerk Burger. The burger has a nice spicy kick from the jerk sauce and the malt profile of the beer balances well with the spice. The fruity, piney, resinous hop profile complements the tangy blue cheese, will the 50 IBU’s of hop bitterness enhance the sharp bite from the jerk sauce.