Guest Tap #4 – Robyn’s Gingered Red

Our Guest Tap features rotating brews from collaborators including local brewers (professional and homebrewers), cooks, vintners, distillers, or whoever has a beer recipe that intrigues us. The Guest Tap brews are small test batches available only at our tasting room, so once we announce them, you’ll have to hurry in to try them!

For our fourth Guest Tap, we will be pouring Robyn’s Gingered Red Ale brewed at Moody Ales by Robyn. For those of you who frequent the brewery, you may have seen or met Robyn before, he’s been working in the brewery with Dan for a while now while attending Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Brewery Operations Program.

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Robyn has been homebrewing for just under two years and has tried his hand at a number of stiles.  Best brew to date?  A Kolsch.  Worst brew?  “A Canadian Cream ale, added way too much sugar and was uber sweet beyond drinkable.”

Robyn on why he decide to brew a Gingered Red Ale – “While traveling around the United Kingdom I developed a taste for ginger beer, so when I started homebrewing it was one of those recipes I wanted to try. That was spurred on by my girlfriends love of ginger beer. It’s inspired by Phllips brewings ginger beer, lots of ginger flavour coupled with some malty characteristics.”.

For this 5.5% ABV brew, Robyn used a american red ale as the base for the beer, honey was added during the boil to add sweetness. There are two fresh ginger additions, the first during the boil, and the second added during secondary fermentation.

We’ll be launching Robyn’s Gingered Red Ale on Saturday May 23 around 3pm.  There are only 100L of this brew, so get in and get it while the getting is good.  Robyn will be around Saturday night to chat beer.

- Adam