Watership Brown Ale brewed by Red Hare Brewing in Marietta, Georgia
Watership Brown is Red Hare’s hopped up brown ale. Medium brown in color,
this beer starts off with an almost nutty nose. The initial taste is very
sweet and then followed by the roasted character of the darker grains used
in this beer. At roughly 55 IBU’s the hop character is very noticeable but
not overpowering and balances with the 7.2% ABV for a slightly sweet,
somewhat hoppy, and definitely roasted finish.
Beer Review from Beer Advocate:
Pours more of an amber than a brown and with a somewhat slight head. The nose
and taste, however, are all about the brown. Roasty aromas in the nose with a
substantial citrus undercurrent and a slight note of banana. Balanced fruitiness
and roasty notes in the taste. Citrusy to start, and then develops deep
roastiness with a bit of bitter chocolate on the finish. Deeply rewarding
flavors balanced by the bright citrus. Smooth and full without being chewy. A
fine effort and with a unique profile. Really nice fresh like this. Nice to see
this brewery's offerings in the community!
Red Hare Brewing Company
Roger Davis had semi-retired from the corporate world in 2009 when he decided to
explore brewing. He contacted his buddy Bobby Thomas who jumped right in. Soon
they started brewing their own beer right in Roger’s basement. They created a
homemade brewing system from a 15-gallon brew pot, water coolers, various tools
and hoses and started creating recipes.
After about a year and many positive reactions from their friends, they realized
their little basement brewing outfit had larger potential. The Red Hare Brewing
Company was born and a larger space was found to match their goals. Over the
next few months Red Hare secured proper equipment and licensing. On Labor Day
weekend, 2011, Red Hare Brewing opened its doors to the public for tours and
tastings. Soon, Red Hare beer was available at restaurants and pubs in Marietta,
Decatur and Atlanta.
Now, situated in an 11,000 sq. ft. warehouse, Red Hare Brewing Company has a 20
barrel brewhouse with a 220 barrel fermenting capacity. Making every day beer
for beer fans everywhere, Red Hare’s flagship beer is Long Day Lager. Other year
round Red Hare beers are Gangway IPA and Watership Brown. Keep an eye out for
our Rabbit’s Reserve Series, limited edition, one-off batches that are released
a few times a year.
Red Hare is the first craft brewery to offer beer in cans in Georgia. Long Day
Lager and Gangway IPA in 12 oz. cans have fast become a favorite of craft beer
fans in Metro Atlanta; Watership Brown will be the next Red Hare brew to be