A lovely Sunny Afternoon out here on the left coast. Listening to some Kinks and sorting through the 7"ers for some Chiswick singles. Cracked open a bottle of Ruhstaller 1881 California Red Ale to help with the selection. Hmm - nice amber ale with a thick head and beautiful red color. Spice and Caramel lead the way with a nice dry finish. This is truly a "local" beer, using only hops and malt grown in Northern California - interesting concept and it's going well with the Brothers Davies.
Wow - the Kinks Schoolboys in Disgrace is an underrated treasure and Face to Face is a bonafide Classic - might have to rename the blog Red Red Wine On A Sunny Sunday Afternoon.
Here's Ruhstaller's website -----> Ruhstaller Brewery
Some history of the original Ruhstaller Brewery ------> Point of Brew: Ruhstaller Beer returns to region