American Brewing Company recently partnered with another American to produce a new collaboration beer: Red-Blooded American Imperial Red Ale. They release the beer today.
The brewery based in Edmonds, Washington recently made headlines when it announced that it had been acquired by another brewery (see our story). Surprisingly, it was acquired by a smaller, local brewery: Pacific Brewing and Malting of Tacoma. Now, American Brewing announces that it partnered with AmericanCraftBeer.com to create a hearty beer for the season.
“We are really happy to have put this together with AmericanCraftBeer.com,” quoted Adam Frantz, Head Brewer at American Brewing Company. “We have come up with a beer that is not only a delicious red ale, but has the hoppy kick that we all love so much.”
They brewed Red-Blooded American Imperial Red Ale with Northwest Pale, Wheat, and Dark Crystal malts to give it a deep burgundy color. The use of Simcoe, Cascade, and Centennial hops provide piney and citrus flavors and, according to the brewery, “A double dry hop regime brings that extra punch that craft beer drinkers love so much. Adam said he wanted this beer to taste like a hike through a Northwest Forest.”
“We couldn’t be more excited about this collaboration and to have had the opportunity to work with Adam, Neil, and the whole crew at American,” commented Tom Bobak, Editor-In-Chief at AmericanCraftBeer.com. “These are good people and they brew serious beer. This project has just been a blast from start to finish. The beer itself is pretty special and I still can’t believe that we were the schmucks they wanted to brew it with.”
Red-Blooded American Imperial Red Ale will be available beginning October 20th, 2015 in 22-ounce bottles at American Brewing Company’s Edmonds facility, as well as bottleshops around the Seattle and Tacoma area. There will also be kegs distributed to select local establishments.
Also on October 20th, 2015, American Brewing Company with host a release party at their brewery and taproom in Edmonds, Washington. Attendees will have a chance to meet American Brewing Company Head Brewer Adam Frantz, as well as the local contingent of AmericanCraftBeer.com.