Category: Food-and-drink

Ruby Tuesday

Prior to a settlement of a trademark suit brought by the Rolling Stones, McMenamins Ruby Ale was styled Ruby Tuesday.

McMenamins, a Pacific Northwest microbrewery chain based in Portland, Oregon, was the first brewery in the United States to legally use fruit in ales, beginning in 1985. Over 55 lbs of hand-macerated, fresh whole raspberries are used in every batch, resulting in a light, crisp, fruity ale. Ruby has a distinctly reddish tint, hence the name. Ruby is a mainstay of McMenamins alcoholic offerings, available at any McMenamins pub.

Ingredients

  • Grain: pale malt
  • Hops: (vary)
  • Fruit: whole raspberries

Specifications

  • Original gravity: 1.038
  • Terminal gravity: 1.005
  • Alcohol / Weight: 3.3%

Source: McMenamins http://www.mcmenamins.com

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