Is it pronounced “Are You 55?” Or maybe “Rue 55?” Maybe it is just, “Russ.”
However you pronounce the name, RU-55 rocks as much as its artwork (congrats Josh!). When I had this beer at Jester King’s Funk N’ Sour Fest, I knew that I immediately needed more than the pour I was given. So when I was out getting myself a Valentine’s Day bomber, I made sure to be on the hunt for RU-55.
Created in tribute of Jester King’s good friend, Russ Beattie, RU-55 is a red ale that has been aged in oak barrels with wild yeast—making it nice and sour.
OG: 1.060 FG: 1.004 ABV: 7.3%
Water: Hill Country Well Water
Grains: Organic Munich Malt, Organic Two
Row Malt, Organic Pilsner Malt, Carared Malt, Crystal Malt, Melanoidin Malt, Roasted Barley
Hops: East Kent Goldings, Czech Saaz, and/or other varieties depending on availability
Yeast: Farmhouse Yeast, Wild Yeast from the Texas Hill County.
Bacteria: Lactobacillus and Pediococcus.