One of the places we visited while in Chicago was Revolution Brewing. I absolutely fell in love with their Rosa Hibiscus Ale while there. While I was told that Revolution does not distribute their beer, I remembered Erin featuring this beer in a can a little bit before. I'm still not sure why Chicagoans say that it's not sold? Nonetheless, I'm smitten with this beer (who wants to mail me some?). This brew is a little tart with just the right amount of sweetness. It's brewed with hibiscus flowers and a bit of orange peel. The ale has a bit of a pink tint (from the flowers) and is really easy to drink. At 5.8% alcohol, this is the perfect summer beer. It doesn't have that overwhelming sweetness of wheat beers, but it's not as tart as a sour beer.
We visited the Revolution brewpub and not the brewery itself. I loved the open and well-decorated space. If I lived in Chicago, I would definitely frequent this spot.
Of course we had our fair share of samples, but I couldn't resist the Rosa. Since we've returned home, I've mentioned this beer at least five times. The fact it comes in a can is certainly an added bonus (hello beach beer!). I'm definitely trying to figure out how in the world I can get this beer to my doorstep...
Now go check out what beer Sarah has picked this week (and the chances of her and I picking the same beer are much slimmer this week!) and link-up any food and beer post you have from the past week.