Rusty Red IPA
Rusty is our ode to the brewery’s longest serving employee – our 12 year old Red Border Collie. After 10 years of unassuming, unmatched & unadulterated loyalty, we thought it’d be appropriate, an well deserved, to honour the old boy in the best possible way we could.
Rusty is an equally determined IPA that straddles the fence on both malt and hop character. We loaded our Rusty up with a generous blend of Northern Hemisphere hops to provide an almost tangible aroma of bright citrus & tangerine, only to give way to more tropical fruit and pine-like flavors you will rarely find in a red ale.
Deep red in color, and leveraging its malty undertones, the toffee-like backbone delivers an audacious malt impression with an expected lingering resin on the palate, whilst maintaining a calculated approach towards sweetness, just like Rusty would herding a couple of hundred ewes into the yards.
Because of its balanced nature and ability to not overpower other flavors, this beer style pairs well with everyday recipes like roasted or grilled chicken, turkey and lighter sandwiches. Cheeses such as Gruyère and mild Derby Cheddar pair well with the toasty malts and light fruitiness.