This 5% amber lager is a deep reddish brown , having a light fruit aroma, followed by a sharp, clean hop bitterness and a lingering, light caramel aftertaste.
Steam Beers were popularized during the California gold rush, where there was a desire for lagers, as it was a popular style, yet could not be made due to a lack of refrigeration. The solution was to warm ferment these lagers, which gave it a bit of ale and lager character. This “hybrid” method is now an uniquely American style of beer.
Red Truck Steam Beer is a draught-only release, and is on tap now at a number of bars and restaurants in the Vancouver area.