Monday, December 20, 2010
Day 354 Drink: Rogue Santa's Private Reserve Ale
Rogue Ales operates a string of brewpubs in Oregon, Washington and California in addition to its production brewery. The brewpubs are friendly and relaxed places to have a pint and grab some food. If you are not able to get to one of the Rogue locations, you can still find Rogue products widely available in most craft beer friendly markets.
Rogue Santa's Private Reserve Ale is a 6 percent alcohol by volume amber colored ale that produces a fluffy white foam. The beer is a hearty 65 IBU, thanks to the Chinook and Rogue Farm Revolution and Freedom hops. This is balanced by a hefty amount of malt that give the beer some sweet fruit character. The beer finishes with some lingering grapefruit elements from the hops.