We’re on a mission to bring you the best American craft beer, so this Jacksonville (yes, Florida) brewery is a no-brainer. Not only is the brewery so local you can day-trip to the tap room, but it’s got some tasty beer going on.
The 1901 Red Ale gets a lot of different classifications depending on who you’re talking to because it’s not strictly a red ale. It’s easier to call it an American strong ale because it straddles that gap between a red ale and a porter. Flavors of chocolate and espresso balance out the underlying hoppiness, with complex layers of caramel, hazelnut, and smoky malts. Don’t be intimidated by the dark red color of this beer. There’s a lot of character bubbling up from the deep.
On Tap at Loosey’s
From Bold City’s site:
1901 Red Ale
“Named in remembrance of the Great Fire of Jacksonville that happened on May 3, 1901. It was one of the worst disasters in Florida history and the largest urban fire in the Southeastern United States. The 1901 is not your standard red ale, it’s brewed with a hefty amount of roasted barley to impart a nice roasted and smoky accent. Bitterness is low.”
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