Rabbit Hole Brewing, the feisty startup craft brewer out of Justin, TX announced “Off With Your Red” (7.7%/88IBUs), their entrant in the emerging and popular ‘red ale’ category. OWYR goes (foaming) head-to-head with beers like Peticolas Brewing Company’s Velvet Hammer (9/85) and Four Corners brewing Company’s Roja’s Red (6.2/35).
I was fortunate to try it at a recent media event at State & Allen Kitchen+Bar in Uptown. It is a powerful and brightly hopped beer that paired harmoniously with chef Rhett Dukes’ revelatory Country Lentil Cassoulet, Rabbit, Lamb, Duck (one of the best dishes I have eaten in Dallas this year). OWYR is also good straight if you like red ale but yearn for the hit of an IPA.
Off With Your Red’s distribution can be found on Rabbit Hole’s web site. Expect that roster to grow as the fledgling brewer does more beers of this calibre.