Friday, November 16, 2012

Ruby - Imperial Red Ale

Whats up Fluke Brew followers!

Sorry for the delay on this post, but better late than never as my Great Grandpa's Nephew's Son's Sister's Neighbor used to say.

A couple months ago Flop and I set out to create an Imperial Red Ale this was inspired by the recent addition to the Fluke Brew Crew, my new pup Ruby.

Ruby, guarding the first wort runnings.

We researched the style and found some recipes that seemed to be similar to what we wanted in our Red Ale. Those characteristics we were looking for are: good maltiness/body, pronounced hoppiness, and a Ruby red color. From the recipes we found, we gained some good ideas that helped us develop our own recipe. The hops in this beer include: Northern Brewer (bittering), Columbus (aroma), and Amarillo Gold (dry hopped). This is sure to beer a great winter beer with enough kick to warm you up in this Minnesota winter!

Lots of Hops!
Fermentation is almost complete and last time I tasted it, the flavor pretty fantastic. This beer will be dry hopped soon and we're expecting to have it in the keg within a week. We'll let you know how it tastes! Well that's all folks! I need to get back to work...

Cheers!

Luke and Ruby