A hot day out here on the left coast - time for a beer! Cracked open a I had the 1881 ale earlier this year - Ruhstaller 1881 Red Ale, but the Capt. hadn't been available in the last few months for some reason and I was happy to find it at my local Beer Shoppe. That Beer Shoppe is just down the street from a couple of Record stores too, so picked up the MC5, Joey Ramone and Ryan Adams 7" in honor of Record Store Day.
Here's the website for the beer - Ruhstaller
Check out my review over at Beer Advocate - Capt. Ruhstaller
PS - got to tour the Brewery at the University of California at Davis yesterday and had a blast learning about the facility and the great studies that are on-going. If you enjoy any of the thousands of craft brews that this country produces, you owe a debt to the efforts of Charles Bamforth and the crew at this facility - they have trained many a BrewMaster!
Check out the great pint glass I purchased below, the text is:
Clove-like Aroma In Beer
See the video below from a great article about the place - POSCI article