Ranger Creek Lucky Ol’ Sun is a refreshing spring beer great for the patio. The pale golden Belgian-style ale is brewed with Pilsner malt, Belgian candi sugar, Kent Goldings hops, and local Texas honey. Light bodied and dry, this delicious golden brew delivers flavors and aromas of apple, pear, and honey with hints of banana and peach and a soft cereal graininess. At 5.5% ABV it is very drinkable and is available on draft only.
“We wanted to release something full of great character, with a low ABV, dry finish, and a good amount of flavor,” explains Rob Landerman, head brewer at Ranger Creek.
“We wanted something refreshing, something you could enjoy 3 or 4 of while sitting out on a patio with friends,” Landerman continues. “The Belgian-golden ale was a style that interested me greatly in terms of overall character, so we headed in that direction but aimed for a lower original gravity and lower ABV. Beers made with few ingredients and delicate flavor profiles seem to be the hardest to make, but we feel like we did a great job with this one. One malt, one hop, one yeast, and two sugars, fermented to 5.5% alcohol by volume.”
The name of the beer was designed to be characteristic of Texas and something that conjured up feelings of happiness, relaxation, and refreshment. Landerman had recently listened to Johnny Cash’s version of the old traditional working song, “That Lucky Old Sun” and thought it was perfect. It’s a song about the troubles and toils of life that jealously reflects “that lucky old sun” can just relax and shine bright.
“That’s the beer we set out to create!” proclaims Landerman.
Everyone is encouraged to Get Lucky at the Lucky Ol’ Sun release celebration:
Thursday, March 29, 5:00 pm
Brewer’s Table with Ranger Creek
FREE Lucky Ol’ Sun samples
Lucky Ol’ Sun on special for $3
Flying Saucer San Antonio
11255 Huebner Rd #212 @ I-10
San Antonio, TX 78230
About Ranger Creek
Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling is a combined brewery/distillery handcrafting beer and bourbon in San Antonio, TX one batch at a time. They are the only microbrewery in San Antonio, one of a few combined brewery/distilleries in the U.S., and the only combined operation making both beer and bourbon. They focus on interesting recipes and use local ingredients from the state of Texas as much as possible. The company uses much of the same equipment to make both beer and bourbon, which is possible because in order to make bourbon, beer must be made first. They encourage visitors to San Antonio to sign up for one of their regularly scheduled tours and come by for a visit.