For those keeping track, my time in Savannah with my family is coming to an end. This coming Monday I will be moving to Virginia where my girlfriend is from. I have decided to chop up the drive a bit and hopefully stop at a few breweries along the way. While in Virginia, Ryan will be applying for nursing schools and I will hopefully find an intro level position in a craft brewery in the area.
So last night (1/15/2016) I tried another beer I bought from Habersham Beverage (Savannah, Georgia, USA) called Red Brick’s 22nd Anniversary Double IPA. This was a 9.5% alcohol by volume (ABV) Double IPA brewed and bottled by the Atlanta Brewing Company (Atlanta, Georgia, USA) as stated on the bottle. According to Red Brick’s website, the Atlanta Brewing Company (“Georgia’s oldest operating craft brewery”) changed its public name to the Red Brick Brewing Company (Atlanta, Georgia, USA) in 2010 so I’m not sure why they still use the old name on the bottles.
Red Brick’s 22nd Anniversary Double IPA came in a 1 pint 6 fl oz bottle with a metallic-grey brick patterned (as in looks like bricks on a house) label with Double IPA in huge red, black, and white letters. The bottle says this brew was “a masterful blend of 9 different hops and 5 different malts. Their website tells us the hops used were Jaryllo, Pacifica, Huell Melon, Galaxy, Citra, Apollo, Bravo, Topaz, and Calypso. This one-time limited release beer celebrating Red Brick’s 22 years of brewing became available to consumers this past October.
Red Brick’s 22nd Anniversary Double IPA exhibits 90 IBUs (International Bitterness Units) and 24 SRM (Standard Reference Method; used to measure beer hue/color). Red Brick also suggests serving conditions of 50 °F and food pairing ideas including charcuterie, strong cheeses, and barbecue on their website. Below is the commercial description of Red Brick’s 22nd Anniversary Double IPA:
“Twenty-two years. Wow, time flies. We remember when the world seemed like a giant bag of barley just waiting to be mashed. We’re older and wiser now, of course, but no less passionate about crafting truly great beers. And what better way to celebrate our 22nd year on earth than with a specially-crafted, extra hoppy double IPA. We even put it in 22 oz bottles because, you know, why be subtle?” – Red Brick Brewing Company
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