Try It: Ruhstaller 1881 California Red Ale


In a recent moment of impulsivity while languishing in the grocery checkout line, I grabbed a bottle of Ruhstaller 1881 California Red Ale and tossed it in my basket. The beer display was so attractive, and the bottles of ale looked far too enticing to pass up. A few days later I pulled the beer out of the refrigerator, took a few gulps, and quickly wished I had bought more than just one. Described by the brewery as “a true California Red Ale with all ingredients hailing from the Golden State,” this hoppy, crisp beer offers a mouthful of rich, layered flavor with lovely floral nuances. Guzzle this excellent Sacramento-crafted ale with pizza, burgers or steak fajitas, and make sure to buy a few extra bottles for your friends.