Friday, May 31, 2013

Food & Beer Friday :: May flowers bring Rosa.

While I know I've been gone for a week, I've got a great Chicago-themed beer for you this week!  I'll be back next week with lots of Chicago and lots of updates!






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.


7 comments:

Niki Caron said...

This beer sounds amazing. I think I would love it!!!

Exploring Woods said...

Mmmm, sounds tasty! I like the fist pumping taps. :)

Treasure Tromp said...

can't wait to see the Chicago updates! Happy weekend!

Erin said...

Yes! Rosa is so so so good! They do sell it around here, but I don't think they distribute outside of the Chicago area. They're still a pretty new/tiny brewery at this point. I can't wait to read about the rest of your trip! (Also, maybe we can swap beer... I could probably mail a six pack pretty easily...)

Meghan said...

Ahh! So glad you went to Revolution. You can actually buy their beer in limited places. It's always a surprise when someone finds it! Can't wait to check out your recaps!

Claire Kiefer said...

Love your new button! Sounds like y'all had a successful trip to Chicago. As far as beers go, I'm really into Black Butte Porter these days.

Head to Toe Chic said...

That sounds so good!! i wish they sold it in NC!

xo,
Angela

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