(Fort Collins, CO) – On January 3, 2011, Odell Brewing will release its Red Ale, an American style red that follows its winter warmer, Isolation Ale, as part of the brewery’s seasonal lineup of beers.
“Odell’s Red Ale is a revelation,” said 5280 Magazine in their September 2010 issue. “It’s malty and just a tad sweet, but it’s balanced out with a dose of hops that makes this incredibly drinkable.”
Featuring an array of aggressive American hops, Red Ale has a spicy floral nose and a crisp citrus finish. The brew pours a subtle ruby color with a bright, foamy head. At 6.5% ABV, the ale pairs well with a variety of dishes including sharp tangy cheeses, Indian curry, or burgers.
Odell Brewing celebrated the return of Red Ale with a tapping party in the brewery’s Tap Room on December 29th. Visitors enjoyed live music and samples of the beer paired with local cheese from Haystack Mountain Goat Dairy. A few lucky guests won free six packs for donning their best goat attire.
Red Ale is available January through April throughout the brewery’s nine state distributor region.
About Odell Brewing:
Founded in 1989, Odell Brewing was started by Doug Odell, his wife Wynne, and his sister Corkie. Twenty-one years later, the culture of family and collaboration still thrives fostering a brewery full of beer-centric people. It is this passion for beer that inspires Odell Brewing to create quality, hand-crafted, innovative brews. In 2010 the brewery completed its fourth expansion, adding a wood-aging cellar, a 750 ml bottling line, and a 76 kilowatt photovoltaic system capable of providing 39% of the brewery’s peak energy demand. As a regional craft brewery, Odell Brewing is committed to serving the communities in which it distributes by sourcing local raw materials, and through its charitable giving program known as Odell Outreach. Odell Brewing was recently named a “Top Company of 2010” by ColoradoBiz Magazine and is an award winning brewery, nationally and internationally: 2010 North American Beer Awards – gold medal for Woodcut No. 3. 2009 BrewNZ Awards – gold for 5 Barrel Pale Ale. 2008 World Beer Cup® – gold for IPA. 2007 Great American Beer Festival® – gold medal for IPA.