Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Russian River is Here!

Don't go rushing out, life savings in hand, looking to pick up bottles of Pliny the Elder. And definitely
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.

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