Wednesday, July 11, 2012
don't go asking about bottles of Pliny the Younger...just don't. Russian River still isn't distributed here, and may never be, but you can still go out to a local store (like the Kelly's on Wyoming, as I did) and find a beer that Russian River played a part in brewing. The American masters of the sour ale teamed up with the masters of the Cascade hop, Sierra Nevada, to create BRUX, a Wild Ale brewed with Belgian yeast and bottled with Brettanomyces bruxellensis, which I think is the same thing the dentist gave me for a nasty toothache I had. It also is the ingredient that gives the beer the funkiness that we crave in a Wild Ale, though this won't scrape the tongue like some sours. If you've been dying to get a taste of Russian River here in Albuquerque (and the Rio Grande River isn't good enough for you) then shell out the $13.99 for this 25.4 oz. bottle.
Posted by ABQbeergeek at 8:41 PM