Ruby Da Dawg: An Ale Worth Drooling Over

For fans of ales like Innis and Gunn, and Old Speckled Hen, here’s Ruby Da Dawg, from Red Truck Beer.

Named after Ruby, “da brewmasta” Sam Payne’s dog, this is a strong and very delicious ale.  And with an alcohol content of 6.9 %, and a distinct flavour, this is certainly the sort of ale that can sneak up on you.

Red Truck calls Ruby Da Dawg an, “English Strong Ale, or English Old Ale.”  Like other English ales, it boasts a bit more alcohol than standard beer, a malt flavouring, with just enough hops to balance it out.  It’s a dark amber colour, with aromas of caramel, vanilla, butterscotch, and bourbon.  The flavour is mostly of a caramel malt, and on the finish you’ll taste a bit of booze.

Ruby Da Dawg was aged in French oak barrels for three weeks, so it has an oak flavour not often found in beer.  Again, if you like Innis and Gunn, another barrel aged beer, you’ll easily love this.  Between the aroma, flavour, and finish, it’s a more complex beer, and it usually requires a few pints to properly analyze.

There are loads of pairings with this beer, like Chinese style pork, or Southern BBQ pork, so take a look at the Red Truck Beer website, to get some ideas.  The Red Truck website also has a map of all the establishments serving their products.

So if you’re in the mood for something a tad stronger, and definitely delicious, try to tackle a couple of pints of Red Truck Beer’s Ruby Da Dawg.

About Bryan Candy

I currently live in Port Moody, and work in Vancouver. During the week, I teach English to international students and act as their events coordinator too. In my spare time, I enjoy weightlifting, watching television and movies, and reading and writing. On my website you'll find blog posts about things I enjoy, as well as information about my published work. I hope you enjoy.
This entry was posted in Bryan's Beer and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s