RU55 is inspired by the barrel aged sour red ales of Flanders, and is one of our favorite beers to make. We ferment it in neutral oak barrels for 8 to 14 months with our mixed culture prior to blending.
Most of our grain bills are pretty simple. For instance, we typically brew with pale two-row malt, malted wheat, and a small percentage of flaked or raw grains. RU55 has always been one of the exceptions to this approach. We brew it with three different base malts (Pilsner, Two Row, Munich) and four different caramel malts (C-60, C-120, Carared, and Melanoidin).
2017 RU55 is 6.2% alcohol by volume, 16 IBU, 3.4 pH, and has a finishing gravity of 1 Show Less