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Thursday, October 08, 2009

RedRock's Oktoberfest

If your into German beer & food, RedRock is the place to be.

Each year RR celebrates with a selection of German inspired beer and food to help you find your autumn groove. Kevin and crew have brewed up six German style beers to enjoy this week.

Autumn Fest is a Marzen-style lager, amber in color, is lagered for five weeks. It has an emphasized malt flavor, is smooth with a clean hop bitterness. Backed by Crystal and Munich malts.

Bamburg Rauch Bier Rauch Bier translates in German as “smoked beer”. Drying over an open Beechwood fire imparts a smoky character to the malt. Inspired by many trips the brewers have taken to Bamberg, Germany where the Rauch Biers are world famous.

Black Bier is a German style dark lager, very smooth, medium body, low hop bitterness. Eight different malts and thirty-five days of lagering give this classic Schwarz-style beer it’s unusually dark color and remarkably smooth flavor.

German Pilsner is a Classic German Pils. Very light straw to golden in color. Head should be dense and rich. Red Rock’s version is well-hopped, brewed using Noble hops such has Saaz, Hallertauer and Tettnanger. Lagered for five weeks and filtered bright.

Munich Dunkle is a smooth, rich and complex, but without being heady or heavy. They boast brilliant ruby hues from the large amounts of Munich malts used, and these malts also lend a fuller-bodied beer.
Bitterness is often moderate, with just enough to balance out any sweetness.

Organic Zwikel Bier is a rather old, rare, and unique German beer style, Kellerbiers are unfiltered and unpasteurized lagers that date back to at least the Middle Ages. The beer is lagered. The final product is a smooth, naturally cloudy beer that's rich in vitamins (from the yeast). Hop bitterness is a compliment to the soft malt character.

These beers are only expected to be around 'till October 11th.

Also available on tap are RR's Honey Wheat, Hefeweizen, Amber Ale and Oatmeal Stout.

I also got a tour of RedRock's new production Brewery. Brewmaster Kevin Templin is hopeful he'll be online by the end of the month.This new facility will take RedRock's capabilities to a whole new level.Prost!


Anonymous said...

I believe Brew*meister* is the title that fits best. That Zwickel beer sure does taste good.

Mikey said...

I stand corrected. Sticking with the theme, meister is more appropriate. Sorry Kevin...

Andy Benedict Arnold said...

I would just like to give a glowing review. I stopped by RR yesterday and today again after work. Fanfuckingtastic. That Zwickel is sublime. Absolutely spot-on and I wish they brewed it more often. Definitely my favorite beer out of RR's entire lineup. Their Maerzen is also enviable. I think they knocked this one out of the park. Dunkel and Schwarz are always solid. I haven't tasted their Hefe or their pils, but I do like that Rauchbier. That is one awesome German beer lineup.
I ordered the Oktoberfest special: A Schweineschnitzel with fried egg, demi-glace, hot potato salad, rotkohl, and Spaetzel. I was reluctant to order food, but was sooo glad that I did. One of the best plates to be set in front of me in a very long time.
Thanks Kevin and the rest of the brew team for the great beers. You guys are kicking ass. Thanks to the bar staff for taking good care of me every time I come in there.

Douglas said...

I got a free mug! Nice.