Roadhouse Brewing Company - Family Vacation
- ABV: 4.9%
- Bottle Size: 12-oz
- Int’l Bittering Units (IBUs): 25
- Serving Temperature: 40-45º F
- Suggested Glassware: Flute, Pint Glass
- Malts: 2-Row, Oats, Acidulated
- Hops: Mandarina Bavaria
One of Roadhouse's year-round offerings, this cream ale presents a characteristic pale golden-straw color, capped by crisp white foam. On the nose, look for a slightly herbal and somewhat earthy citrus hop aroma, overlaid with a clean malt profile boasting light crackery notes and a bit of a tart impression. That pale malt character comes through on the palate with an initial hint of sweetness upfront before drying out completely beneath the German Mandarina hops. Those hops contribute a mild to moderate bitterness alongside a pleasant profile of citrus flesh, tart gooseberry, and a somewhat spicy and resinous herbal note. The whole package comes through smooth, well-balanced, clean, crisp, refreshing, and, at under 5% ABV, quite sessionable – perfect for the warmer days of summer. The brewery recommends pairing with apple pie, to which we'd add citrus tarts, mild cheeses, Asian chicken salads, and lemon-spritzed whitefish or shellfish. Cheers!
Roadhouse Brewing Company was founded in 2012 by award-winning homebrewer Colby Cox and noted restaurateur Gavin Fine. Originally from Delaware, Colby's first foray into brewing came working on the bottling line at Dogfish Head, and by 2007 he had begun brewing at home. After deciding it was time to expand his homebrewing into something more commercial, he teamed up with Gavin who was eager to partner. The duo's shared vision was to create exceptional craft beer and build a brewpub boasting synergy between beer and cuisine, with each complementing the other. To that end, they cleared out the billiard room to make way for brewing equipment at Gavin's Q Roadhouse, which formed the foundation for Roadhouse Brewing Company.
In the summer of 2017, Roadhouse expanded their brewing operations into a new state-of-the-art facility featuring a 30-barrel brewing system and the ability to package their beer for retail sales throughout Wyoming and beyond. Not long after, Roadhouse opened an experimental gastropub and brewery in Jackson Hole's historic Town Square. With distribution in Wyoming, Idaho, Colorado, Utah, and Montana, Roadhouse currently produces five year-round brews plus over a dozen seasonals and collaborations. Additionally, they've been awarded B Corporation Certification for their social and environmental initiatives, including support for the Teton County Search and Rescue Organization, the use of heat recapture and solar power, and the provision of spent grain to a local family farm. We're happy to have partnered with Roadhouse this month, and they are excited for our members to try their beers. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did, and as much as the Roadhouse crew enjoyed making them! For more info, visit them at roadhousebrewery.com.
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