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Beer Town: Sierra Nevada Rouge 66 at BSP

Rouge 66, the Beer Camp red ale we did at the Sierra pilot brewery in December, will be pouring at Brick Store Pub in Decatur starting at 6 p.m. on Thursday.

Adam Tolsma from Green’s, who also attended the camp, and I will both be at BSP for the tasting. And there’s a Left Hand Milk Stout tasting at Leon’s later, so it looks like a long evening of fun.


Here are the final Rouge 66 numbers from the pilot brewery:

ABV: 7.5 %

Original Gravity: 18.1 ˚P

Final Gravity: 4.0 ˚P

Bitterness Units: 56 IBU

Color: Mahogany

Bitter Hops: Bravo & Chinook

Aroma Hops: Chinook, Amarillo & Simcoe

Dry Hops: Simcoe, Chinook, Citra & Amarillo

Malts: Pale two-row, Patagonia, Caramel (45L) & Chocolate

Yeast: Belgian Yeast

Sierra will be doing at least one more tasting in the next week or so. Stay tuned for more details.

I’m excited!

— Bob Townsend, AJC Drink Blog

4 comments Add your comment


February 28th, 2012
1:33 pm

Patagonia Specialty malts are gaining popularity with American Craft brewers and are consistently coming out on top in side by side blind taste tests. Patagonia has been growing and malting barley in Chile since 1896. Their barley is certified European varieties grown in the perfect soil conditions of Central and Southern Chile where the climate conditions are very similar to Northern Europe.
The barley is then malted and kilned in their state of the art German facility.

Average lovibond – 80


February 28th, 2012
1:35 pm

Question about the yeast. You state Belgian, but do you know which strain? Abbey, Trappist, or a real dry strain for a Saison?


February 28th, 2012
5:17 pm

The Patagonia is lovely, and doesn’t seem to have the prune character of Special B. The yeast strain is Duvel, but not sure we should say that. Haha. We’ll how it all works. It’s a long way from home brewing, that’s for sure.

Marshall Stacks

February 29th, 2012
12:32 pm

Sacre moo! That sounds like a good night out. Hope I can make it Thursday night!