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Drakes Jolly Rodger (2010)


Formerly brewed at Drakes Brewing Company
San Leandro, California USA
Style: American Strong Ale | Ratings: 60 | Winter Seasonal | Alcohol: 8%
We brew a different beer style for our Jolly Rodger every year. For the 21st addition of our winter seasonal, we have made it an Imperial Red Ale. Be prepared for a big, malty, red ale, with a huge hop aroma. We mashed in with plenty of two-row barley, CaraRed and Chocolate malt for body and flavor. Then we hopped it up with Columbus for bittering, then for flavor and aroma lots of Chinook and Cascade. Finally we dry-hopped in the fermenter with loads more Chinook and Cascade.

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