AUSTIN, Texas — Just in time for the summer heat, Uncle Billy’s Brewery & Smokehouse, is introducing Texas Ruby Red Radler, a German-style beer blended with Texas-grown fresh ruby red grapefruit juice. This is the second summer seasonal beer released in cans by Uncle Billy’s Brewery for summer 2018. Select pint night events will be held in Central Texas in June and July to introduce this refreshing new beer.
Radlers, which trace their heritage back to the mid-18th century, are traditionally a mixture of beer and fruit soda or lemonade. Uncle Billy’s Brewery’s version of the radler introduces a unique Lone Star State twist to the traditional style with a squeeze of Texas ruby red grapefruit juice. The pale lager base is brewed with pilsner and Vienna malts, magnum and hallertau mittlefruh hops, resulting in a gorgeous pale-golden beer with a light pink hue.
Uncle Billy’s Texas Ruby Red Radler is crisp, clean, and bright with sweet grapefruit aroma. This lively carbonated, light bodied beer has a refreshingly well-balanced flavor with bready sweet malts, delicate noble hops, and bright grapefruit flavor. Highly sessionable at 3.7% ABV, it’s perfect for cooling off in the summer heat.
“Radlers have grown in popularity and we’re incredibly excited to release our first radler for Texans to enjoy,” said Bob Leggett, managing partner of Uncle Billy’s Brewery & Smokehouse. “The name radler is derived from the German word for “cyclist,” and this style of beer has long been associated with a quaffable beer to be enjoyed after cycling or other sports. We honor that tradition with an old timey penny-farthing bicycle featured on the can design. Whether you choose to sip our Texas Ruby Red Radler after sports, or while relaxing outdoors, we think you’ll love this incredibly vivacious beer with a punch of Texas grapefruit flavor.”
Uncle Billy’s Texas Ruby Red Radler Release Events
Uncle Billy’s Texas Ruby Red Radler will be featured at several launch events around Austin, including:
- Thursday, June 14, 8-10pm, Indian Roller, 10006 Manchaca Road, Austin, TX 78748
- Friday, July 20, 8-10pm, Bastrop Beer Co., 1008 Main Street, Bastrop, TX 78602
- Thursday, July 26, 6-8pm, Whole Foods at the Domain, 11920 Domain Drive, Austin, TX 78758
Uncle Billy’s Texas Ruby Red Radler is widely available on draft and in 12-ounce cans at hundreds of bars, restaurants, and retail stores in Texas. Uncle Billy’s Brewery is distributed by Brown Distributing Co. Inc. in Austin; Favorite Brands in Dallas, Fort Worth and Houston; GLI Distributing in San Antonio; Keg One in the Hill Country; and Tri-City Distributors in New Braunfels, TX.
About Uncle Billy’s Brewery & Smokehouse
Founded in 2006, Uncle Billy’s Brewery & Smokehouse is located in the heart of Austin’s funkiest restaurant row on Barton Spring’s Road and is inspired by William “Uncle Billy” Barton, whose 1830’s tract included the renowned springs. Uncle Billy’s offers the perfect combination of award-winning, craft beers, distilled spirits, hand-crafted cocktails, and delicious, slow-smoked Texas barbeque. Learn more at: http://www.unclebillys.com/ and connect with Uncle Billy’s Brewery on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.