Red Phantom by Adnams Brewery, Magic Rock Brewing Co
Rye Session IPA, 4.4%
Brewed in collaboration with Huddersfield heroes Magic Rock to celebrate Adnam's flagship beer Ghost Ship, Red Phantom is a Rye Session I.P.A that marries a selection of the cheek-puckering hops from Magic Rock's Cannonball, with Ghost Ship’s spicy rye grains. A scarily good combination; guaranteed to blow you out of the water.
The live tasting of this beer was on 3rd June 2021 #BeerBods
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In 1872 two brothers, named George and Ernest, bought a brewery in the sleepy Suffolk coastal resort of Southwold and set about building a business their family could be proud of.
The plan was only half-successful.
Ernest applied himself to the task of creating ales for discerning drinkers of high and low estate. He did so well that the Adnams Brewery still flourishes today. His lasting legacy is a modern company with a thriving portfolio of pubs, hotels, kitchen supplies, shops – and, of course, a range of mostly traditional fine ales which are widely available in barrel and bottle. These days Adnams are adored by craft beer geeks and real ale purists. That’s quite a feat.
The other brother George, alas, grew disenchanted with the life of a country brewer and took ship for South Africa, where he was eaten by a crocodile. Not so good.
Over the years the brewery has seen multiple regenerations and expansions. By 2006 Adnams became one of the first breweries in the UK to open a sustainable distribution centre in Reydon, which has a living green roof, lime and hemp walls and rainwater harvesting facility.
In 2013 they began to dip their toe in the world of craftier beers, launching a range of more experimental brews under the Jack Brand label.
No Adnams beer however, is more famous or loved than that of Ghost Ship. Adnams flagship pale ale straddles the world of traditional and craft beer and has become something of a cult classic, loved for it’s light citrus notes and almost spicy malt backbone. Ghost Ship turned 10 early last year and to celebrate, Adnams released a range of collaboration beers celebrating Ghost Ship and it’s ingredients.
Tonight's beer, Red Phantom, was brewed in collaboration with Magic Rock. This Rye Session IPA marries the cheek-puckering hops from Cannonball (Magic Rock's West Coast IPA) with Ghost Ship’s spicy rye grains. A scarily good combination guaranteed to blow you out of the water.