Estes Park Brewing Company - Trail Ridge Red Ale

Estes Park Brewing Company - Trail Ridge Red Ale

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Estes Park Brewing Company - Trail Ridge Red Ale

  • Bottle Size: No
  • Int’l Bittering Units (IBUs): 20
  • Serving Temperature: 45-50° F
Trail Ridge Red is brewed with a combination of Great Western Pale, British Carastan, Carapils, Chocolate, and Munich malts. Chinook hops are added 30 minutes into the 90 minute boil primarily for their bittering characteristics while Cascade hops are added in two later additions to give this Red Ale it's floral hop nose. A London Ale yeast strain is used.
Look for a slightly floral hop nose with some malt characteristics also evident. Trail Ridge is a filtered, amber, medium-bodied Red Ale with decent head retention. Note a well-balanced malty sweet and floral hop body with a hint of toffee in the background. Trail Ridge finishes slightly sweet. Overall, a very clean, extremely well-balanced, very drinkable Red Ale.
Founded in May of 1994, the Estes Park Brewing Company is located 7,522 feet above sea level, at the foot of the Rocky Mountain National Park in Estes Park, Colorado. Estes Park is somewhat of a hybrid of a microbrewery and a brewpub as the 9000 sq. ft. building houses the brewery and an adjoining restaurant which serves burgers, pizzas, sausages and freshly baked multi-grain bread served with honey butter among other things – no sign of the notorious Rocky Mountain Oysters though...

A large wooden deck was recently added allowing guests to enjoy the majestic backdrop that encloses the brewery on all sides. They've hosted their own brewfest for the last several years which is generally held in August so be on the lookout for the listing in your newsletter as a brewfest in this setting would surely be a day to remember. In addition to their Trail Ridge Red, Estes Park brews a Blueberry Wheat, a Honey Wheat, an India Pale Ale, Golden Ale, Pale Ale, Porter, Raspberry Wheat, Raspberry Porter, and a Sweet Stout.

For more information about the brewery and scheduled tours, call (800) 44-ESTES.
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