Named after the boisterous Gunnison’s Prairie Dog of the four-corners region, our red ale takes cues from the class Irish Red style, employing a hint of roasted barley for colour and taste atop a base of sweeter caramel malts with a deliberate underlying bitterness that keeps the beer palatable and adds a pleasant aftertaste, but includes a late dose of Chinook hops for a spicier, American-style finish. Our house yeast keeps the beer fairly dry with a malty backbone, making it easy to have another.
|Appearance:||Dark amber (red) and transparent with an off-white head that fades quickly.|
|Aroma:||Toasty with a slightly sweet caramel layer over background roast character resembling coffee. Minor English yeast esters are dominated by a characteristic Chinook hop character.|
|Flavour:||Very similar to aroma, but malt comes out strong during the late palate as bitterness fades.|
|Mouthfeel:||Medium body and carbonation. Bitterness is relatively assertive.|
|Hops:||A late-kettle addition of Chinook hops provides much of the spicier flavour and aromatic notes in the beer.|
|Malts:||Made with about 90% Alberta malts with specialty English malts for caramel and toast flavours.|