Our corny hint at the identity of yesterday’s Mystery Beer was when we let you know that it popped-up on our taps. This India-Style Red Ale was made in a fairly new brewery in San Leandro, CA on the site of what used to be a toaster pastry factory. Within the past year 21st Amendment Brewing turned it in to the brewery it is today. In honor of what the building used to be, they brewed Toaster Pastry, and we tapped it yesterday.
From their website:
Our first beer out of our new brewery is an homage to its former life as a toaster pastry factory.
Biscuit malts give the beer a slightly nutty, crust-like flavor, while pale and dark Crystal malts create the mouthfeel and flavors reminiscent of strawberry jam. Calypso and other experimental hops give this ruby ale a welcome bite, plus a few more in the hop back for a toasty-sweet aroma.
* Toaster Pastry won a Silver medal in the Double Red Ale Category at the 2015 Great American Beer Festival®
Alcohol Content: 7.6
Color: Deep Amber
Bitterness Units (IBUS): 74
Bittering Hops: Warrior
Flavor Hops: Centennial, Ahtanum, Amarillo, Mosaic
Yeast: American Ale
Malts: Two Row, Baird 70-80 Dark Crystal, Weyermann Munich 2, Weyermann Carafa III, Castle Biscuit
Stop in soon to enjoy a pint before it’s gone!