Oklahoma City, OK ? Roughtail Brewing Company has announced they are hosting a launch party for their new brewing company on April 1st at Tapwerks, 121 E. Sheridan, Oklahoma City.
The event will feature the premiere of their three craft beers, Roughtail IPA, 12th Round Strong Ale, and Red Republic Ale. ?All three beers are unique and will bring a new distinctive flavor of beers to the marketplace?, said Tielli, the company beer master.
The Roughtail IPA is the flagship beer for the company and is brewed with hops that impart pine, resin and citrus flavors to leap out of the glass, according to Tielli. Extreme, but balanced, bitterness follows and the finish is dry, clean and leaves your palate wanting more. The hops used in this beer include Columbus, Nugget, and Summit.
Red Republic Ale challenges the status quo of what red ale is. It has deep red hue, rich malty flavor that supports a powerful citrus hop aroma. This beer comes in at a highly session-able 5.6% ABV and is flavored with 100% Cascade hops.
The 12th Round Strong Ale beer was inspired by old-school American brawn. It is an exercise in simplicity, resulting in something powerful and complex. According to Tielli, toasty malt throws the first punch, followed by a barrage of Apollo hops. The 7.6% ABV delivers the knock-out blow.
The event will begin at 6:00 p.m. In addition to the beer, Roughtail Brewing Company will also be selling selected company merchandise during the event at a discounted price.
?It has been an exciting venture getting to the point where we can actually launch our beers,? Stansel said. ?We are very excited about partnering with Tapwerks to have this event and we hope that all craft beer lovers will be able attend.?
Tielli added that one of the goals in creating these specific beers is to push the boundaries of taste. In addition to the three initial beers they also plan to release two additional beers by year-end as well as various limited releases.