Miami's Concrete Beach Brewery has been supplying our market with bottled beers of Rica, its wheat IPA, and Stiltsville, its pilsner, for almost a year now but just recently started a canning line to offer smaller runs of beers previously available only in its Social Hall. Its line is unique in that it can produce several different sizes — eight-ounce, 12-ounce, or 16-ounce — all from one line.
The first of those beers to be available, which happens to be in 16-ounce tall boys, is Walls, a "South American-style red ale." It boasts a simple grain bill of Chilean malted 2-Row barley and Caramel 190L, both primed to present richness in flavor and color to the beer. It's finished off with a dosing of Tettnang and Cascade hops, blending a traditional German variety with a newer American one. The grain from the Patagonian region of South America is said to "create unmatchable flavor," according to Brewers Supply Group, based on the "unique soil and weather conditions between the Andes Mountains and the Pacific Ocean."
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Walls South American Red Ale is available now at select retailers across South Florida in four-packs of 16-ounce cans for $9.99 and will be available on draft at the end of the month at certain bars as well.
Doug Fairall is a craft beer blogger who focuses on Florida beers. He is a Certified Beer Server and has been a homebrewer since 2010. For beer things in your Twitter feed, follow him @DougFairall and find the latest beer pics on Clean Plate's Instagram.
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