Red Ales originate from Europe and refers to styles of beer that are dark red or are reddish in appearance.
Historically, Red Ales, unlike American Amber Ales, use specialty roasted malts that create a unique complexity within the finished beer, give it a sweeter, butterscotch or caramelized flavor, and allow it to achieve the reddish color. Since we use American hops it gives the brew very bold hops characteristics and tends to leave a dry finish.
The robust nature of our River Bottom Red Ale it pairs wonderfully with food. The toasty malt flavor and light fruitiness allow the Rive Bottom Red Ale to pair well with cheeses like Gruyère and mild Derby Cheddar. Whereas the balanced nature and ability to remain subtle, not overpowering, makes the beer a good match with poultry like grilled chicken or turkey, and lighter sandwiches.