What makes a red ale? Perhaps it’s the colour? Maybe it’s low levels of bitterness and hop aromas? Maybe it is slightly creamier, roastier, and fuller-bodied with a hint of fruit than others?
Maybe it’s all made up, and the points don’t matter. We’ll fight about it anyway. Game on!
Thandi, Lisa, Katie, and Bean share a bit of history and opinion in this red ale style guide and try to tease out whether red ale is a real thing. Please join in!