So, this was launched a few weeks ago, but in the seasonal rush we forgot to blog it. So, in typical Renegade better-late-than-never style, here is all the skinny on our collaboration brew with Farmageddon Brewery – Red Eye Pale Ale.
Packed with Columbus, Galaxy and Centennial hops this hoppy Red IPA begins with big aromas of burnt orange and passion-fruit followed by sweet malt flavours and a dry resinous finish. Full-on with bags of flavour it is unfiltered so has a nice haze on it that gives the red colour a really menacing air.
This hook-up began with a bit of a “swipe right” at Craft Beer Rising this year between our intrepid brewers here at Renegade, and their lovely counterparts at Farmageddon. After bloodshot eyes met over a “few” pints at the event and a subsequent exchange of hoppy love e-notes a genuine beery bromance was born. The result of this was a bromantic break at the Farmageddon brewery in Northern Ireland for the Renegade boys that led to this hoppy beast of an IPA love-child. A lot of fun was had and a lot of beer “sampled” – we hope you love this beer as much as we loved brewing it!
Amazingly, the Farmageddon crew entered the beer straight into the Belfast Beer Festival, fresh into its kegs, and it only went and won Champion Beer of All Ireland!! Amazing what can happen with a drunken idea at a beer event…