Great American Beer Festival 2012

We at Red Rock are very proud to announce our 2012 bronze, silver and gold medal wins at the Great American Beer Festival.

Our Nut Brown Ale did it again, taking bronze in the American-Style Brown Ale category, just a month after our release of the Bobcat Nutbrown Ale, a high point bottled version of our award winning nutbrown. This American brown ale is brewed with Cascade and Columbus hops, giving it a distinctive aroma and flavor.  Chocolate and Crystal malts lend a soft but pronounced body to this world class ale.  You can find the Bobcat at Red Rock’s three brewpub locations and across Utah starting in November.

The Red Rock Organic Zwickelbier took silver in the Kellerbier/Zwickelbier category.  A rather old, rare and unique German beer style, Kellerbiers are unfiltered and unpasteurized lagers that date back to at least the Middle Ages.  The beer is lagered.  The final product is a smooth, naturally cloudy beer that’s rich in vitamins (from the yeast).  It is made with organic malt from Wyermann Malting Company, and organic, whole-leaf Hallertau hops, resulting in a hop bitterness that compliments the soft malt character.

The delicious spring seasonal Paardebloem blew away the competition taking gold in experimental beers.  Created in conjunction with Chris McCombs and New Belgium Brewing Company, Paardebloem is made with hand-toasted Pilsner malt, grains of paradise, and fresh picked dandelion greens.  Paardebloem (Flemish for dandelion) has a hazy, deep golden color, a soft-toasted malt character and is 100% bottle conditioned. The grain bill was designed to produce a malty, light bodied beer, emphasizing the flavors of the spices and esters of the Belgian yeast strain.  Look for the Paardebloem with the next spring dandelion harvest where beers are sold near you.