Beer Saturday 221 - Return to Redline: The Final Chapter

#BeerSaturday is at week 221 and I am closing the book on a haul from an old favourite brewery.


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I became a beer blogger because of the years I have spent brewing for myself, the breweries I work with now on their technology and marketing, and the decades spent imbibing combine for the self-decreed title of the #Blockchain #Beerologist.

This week, I conclude the tale of visiting one of my preferred highway stops on the way to cottage country Redline Brewhouse http://www.redlinebrewhouse.com/.


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Pint of the Week!


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To kick things off properly, I will highlight a pint enjoyed on the town as summer winds down. This week, it is a marketing discussion on the wonderful patio at https://rajastratford.ca These pints are from Cool India Brewing http://coolindiabrewing.com/ just down the road in London Being a fan of Kingfisher when enjoying Indian cuisine, I had never heard of Asura and was happy to discover a new Indian style beer, brewed right here in the area.

It was stronger by far than what I was used to, maltier and hoppier. Damn fine pint and I will have another next time I dine there!


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Redline Brewery


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As a review of chapter 1:/@zekepickleman/beer-saturday-220-return-to-redline-part-1 I was on my yearly pilgrimage to Magfest, a cottage-based music festival thrown by 100 of the coolest people you would ever want to camp with, and I had to make a detour to visit an old friend. Later on this week, I will have to share with you the Magfest adventure but this is #beersaturday dammit!


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You never know what you are going to get when you stumble into the bottle shop at your small-town craft brewery. I usually hope for full fridges, a fresh regular IPA, and a one-off playground brew I have no hope of getting back home. The first fridge looked a little like this without one of the special beers.


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The second fridge looked way more promising with the 650ml bottles, some familiar labels and others that were completely new. This might be good!

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Single Hop Series


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This one is the second of a pair of single hop experimental limited run brews I found in stock. Single hop IPAs are always a mystery if you are unfamiliar with the hops like last week's Ella, and this weeks Topaz.


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No second panel on this limited-run label so here is the dramatic diagonal shot. Spark Single Hop Pale Ale (Topaz) https://redline-brewhouse.shoplightspeed.com/spark-topaz-473ml-can.html has a nice hop character that isn't quite sour, and isn't overly fruity. Definitely different which is nice in my book and I would love to Topaz paired with Galaxy or Ella for a fuller sweet citrus body. Good beer and I am glad one made it home in the cooler.


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Double Clutch!


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Next up, we have the knockout punch of awesome to cap off a rewarding haul from the IPA fridge. Clutch is the beer that endeared me to Redline all those years ago. It's full taste and unbelievably low ABV of 4.9% made it one of those rare yummy beers that won't knock you on your ass if you mistakenly have 4 in a row. You may be able to understand why I was excited to see this one.


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Double Clutch Double IPA https://redline-brewhouse.shoplightspeed.com/double-clutch.html is a whole lotta beer at 8.2% Alcohol by Volume (ABV) Wet-hopped with the usual suspects of good IPA hops lead by Galaxy and then dry hopped with 6 more hops highlighted by Mosaic, this beer could be a little battle on the tongue. A little flakes oats smooth it out just a touch but does not tame it by any means. Not a beer I would enjoy more than once a session, this beer is all it needs to be and a little more.

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'Til Next Time


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Redline Breweries has received the coveted seal of approval many times in the past. I only know of a couple other beer nerds who enjoy this brewery as much as I do, and hazily approve once again. Well done Redline.

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Any single hops pale ale brewed near you?

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