Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Revival RioT Red Ale

We brewed this hoppy American style Red Ale for the 2012 MLS season. We are all big Real Salt Lake supporters so the red ale was an easy choice. The team plays in Rio Tinto Stadium which has been dubbed the RioT, hence the name.

This beer uses a fairly rich malt bill but it is offset by a generous amount of hops. We did not do any bittering additions and instead went with a hop burst method. I really like the way all the late additions result in amazing hop taste and smell with very smooth bitterness. It turned out to be a really great beer that will be brewed many more times. Note this recipe is for a 20 gallon batch!